Buyer I

Information Technology
Oil & Gas
Chatham, Ontario
Job ID:
Krishna Ganth

Our Utility client in Chatham, ON is looking to hire a Buyer for a 6-month contract opportunity.

Job Description:


The Associate Buyer is a key position in the department responsible for supporting the Supply Chain Management (SCM) group and internal clients in processing requests for materials or services and procuring them in a timely and cost-effective manner meeting business requirements and specifications.

• Provide SAP (Materials Management (MM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Contract System (Ariba)) expertise and support to client base including database management/maintenance for materials and vendors, miscellaneous report preparation, and inventory strategy.

• Support Purchase Orders/Service Orders based on material or service requisitions, ensuring company policies are met.

• Provide support for warehouses, including Operations and Contractor warehouses for all material related activity (requests, transfers, receipts, relocation/disposal of surplus/obsolete material, inventory control expertise, quarantined material segregation and recalls).

• General procurement activity including policy interpretation/clarification, price comparison and analysis, department telephone support and administrative support as required.

• Commercial interaction with vendors including obtaining quotes, resolving invoice discrepancies, challenging price increases, performing expedites, managing customs requirements and relationship building.

• Serve as the initial point of contact for all Supply Chain related questions and issues and forward to appropriate SCM personnel as required.

• Provide general and specific SCM training including processes, procedures and various SCM systems.

Must Haves:

• College/University/Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or 3+ years of experience.

• Advanced computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SAP).

• Strong mathematical and analytical skills with attention to detail.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Good oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to work with minimum direction in a team environment.

Nice to Haves:

• 2 years of relevant experience in natural gas, oil & gas, or power industry.

• Negotiation skills.

• Experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred)


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