Projects Buyer


Purchasing and Procurement

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Alberta Complex - Professional - (CAN) 10031 101 Street NW (Professional) AB Edmonton , AB T5J 0H9



Job Description

Projects Buyer

Manpower is currently seeking a Projects Buyer to fill a contract position with a major gas company in Chatham, ON.


* Collect, analyze and interpret internal/external data from multiple sources for materials to inform decision making

* Conduct effective management of suppliers including expediting, inspection, logistics coordination and invoice resolution process

* Work with & support internal customers/users to understand their order and delivery requirements

* Liaising with key stakeholders, including but not limited to; Project Managers, Construction Managers, Site coordinators, Cost Estimators and Engineering.

* Issue RFQ or RFI documents for time sensitive material

* Update BOM's, create/modify PO's, approve shopping carts, retrieve MTR's, expedite delivery on material, and manage the required inspections and logistics as required

* Support Project team in the execution phase reviews of business unit lifecycle

* Conduct negotiations with suppliers within the respective Business Unit for low spend and materials

* Coordinate new program launch as assigned by business units to ensure 100% on time delivery within cost targets

* Following up and maintain Parked and Blocked invoices

* Coordinate with proper departments, supplier requests for deviations and BOM changes.

* Direct spend to preferred suppliers in order to maintain cost effective rates for the company

* Ensure all the risk and liability requirements are met (pre-qualification, environmental health and safety, workers comp)

* Respond to internal and external audit document requests

* Assist in educating the business on company Supply Chain policies and procedures

* Administer the ordering process and convert purchase/service requests into complete purchase/service order

Required Education / Experience:

* Post-secondary education in a related field

* 2 years of experience in a related Supply Chain role

* Ability to describe the sourcing process and key concepts including a general knowledge of materials or services

* Knowledge of sourcing and evaluation processes including bid or proposal solicitation process and development, negotiation concepts & tactics and finalization of purchase/service order

* Experience with the creation and implementation of contracts by drafting contracts for materials or services and performing contract administrative tasks

* Experience buying materials or service, including an understanding of the procurement process to obtain materials and services required by the business

* Experience monitoring and managing supplier relationships and performance

* Experience with stakeholder management, including communicating and maintaining partnership relationships with internal stakeholders

* Understanding of pricing models and mechanisms in Source-to-Contract and Purchase-to-Pay systems for transactions analysis

* Advanced mathematical & analytical acumen (e.g. pricing, invoice discrepancies, and various related calculations)

* Demonstrated understanding of financial analytical tools for the purpose of buying value, saving money and mitigation risk (e.g. Value Analysis, Cost Modeling, Spend Analysis, etc.)

* Basic understanding of engineering concepts (field construction, hydraulics, mechanics of materials, etc.)

* Understanding of contract law from a sourcing perspective

* Knowledge of inventory strategies

Please email your resume directly to [email protected] or call 403-298-4387