Senior Buyer


Oil and Gas

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Calgary, AB - (CAN) 734 7th Avenue Southwest Suite 240 AB Calgary , AB - T2P 3P8 Phone : 403-269-6936



Job Description

Manpower is seeking a Senior Buyer to fulfill a long term, ongoing position with a Major Petrochemical Company in Downtown Red Deer. This role is fast paced in a high volume Technical Purchasing Team.


*Contact vendors to obtain &/or verify price, part number, source of supply.

*Make delivery arrangements with carriers and vendors.

*Create purchase orders against date driven requirement and ensuring all pertinent information is obtained and verify with the vendor and end user.

*Seek/record/update material source of supply and information within the system to streamline future purchases.

*Assist with material information updates and changes.

*Confirm and expedite purchase orders to maintain on-time delivery.

*Resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices.

*Maintain Vendor base for timely and accurate supply alignment

*Participate in the implementation of improvement plans.

*Serve as a technical expert/consultant on a range of commodities based on past record of success

*Lead and facilitate the gathering and defining of complex business requirements

*Advise leadership on strategic sourcing options and substantiates them with business cases

*Lead the activities of cross-functional, often enterprise wide, sourcing teams to execute purchasing strategies

*Manage the transition between suppliers across the enterprise

*Involve key stakeholders in gathering and defining complex business requirements

*Initiate and participates in interactions with suppliers and end users to build and enhance relationships

*Apply advanced purchasing and negotiating tools and processes, coaches' others in their use

*Develop supplier selection criteria and qualifies suppliers gains them using established processes

*Applies the non-conformance process and works with suppliers to resolve non-conformances


University graduate with 8 years related experience and continued professional development or 12+ years combination of post-secondary education and related experience with continued professional development

*Ability to communicate clearly to customers at all levels in the company.

*Demonstrated customer service skills.

*High level of proficiency in the use of a computer including the Microsoft office suite and SAP. SAP material management or plant maintenance areas considered an asset.

*Ability to work unsupervised, meet deadlines and identify continuous improvement opportunities

*Ability to work under pressure of changing priorities.

*Thoroughness and a high attention to detail.

*Participates in development and implementation of new or improved Purchasing & Supply metrics, processes and programs

*Identifies and resolves routine and non-routine issues

In becoming a Manpower associate, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow in industry leading companies. You will also gain access to Manpower's comprehensive benefits package including:

*Competitive pay

*Medical and dental benefits

*Life insurance

*Weekly pay by direct deposit

*Access to Manpower online university

Please apply online and/or create and manage your profile at Alternatively, you can email us directly at or call Melissa @ 403.298.4387 Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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