buyer - chatham, ont.

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chatham, ontario
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• 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.

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor


• 2 year College Degree or equivalent experience.

• 2 years of Supply Chain experience.

• Sourcing: Individual can describe the sourcing process and key concepts including a general knowledge of materials or services.

• Contract (Creation, Implementation & Closure): Fundamental acumen in creation and implementation of contracts by drafting contracts for materials or services and performing contract administrative tasks.

• Buying – Materials or Services: Fundamental acumen in buying materials or service, including an understanding of the procurement process to obtain materials and services required by the business.

• Supplier Management: Individual can describe how to monitor and manage supplier relationships and performance.

• Stakeholder Management: Fundamental acumen in stakeholder management, including communicating and maintaining partnership relationships with internal stakeholders.

• General Technical: Fundamental systems acumen by utilizing applicable Supply Chain processes and systems.


• 4 year University Degree or 2 year College Degree.

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

• 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).

• Demonstrate 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

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