Procurement Analyst

Copper Cliff, Ontario
Job ID:
Dorian Florescu

Responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and services for operations and project implementations. This individual will aim to assure the supply of  items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible, achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.  This is a key role to refine and implement related aspects of the project operational readiness plan. The operational readiness phase is expected to last 24-30 months.


  • 5 to 7 years of capital project procurement experience
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles and related laws
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills
  • Creative problem solver and able to respond to various situations with appropriate urgency
  • Detail oriented
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office
  • Working knowledge of sales tax, customs procedures as well as duty and transportation options is an asset
  • Knowledge of supply chain and inventory methodologies and general knowledge of underground mining, and concentrator processes is an asset
  • Experience in Operational Readiness is an asset
  • Knowledge in SAP preferred 
  • SOW-  Analyst, Operation Readiness


  • Plan purchases, defining supply terms and strategies.
  • Participate on the elaboration of materials and service purchase planning along with stakeholders, through the use of market information, consumption history, etc.
  • Establishing priority of purchase demands through the consolidation of information, such as criticality of the categories, as well as analysis of the market.
  • Elaborate and propose procurement strategies for assigned categories, seeking to aggregate spend, guarantee supply and foster innovation, to maximize the benefit to the company. 
  • Analyze portfolio in order to generate and execute a sourcing plan for technical purchases, according to company’s timeline.
  • Understand suppliers’ facilities and production processes.
  • Understand company facilities and production process with the goal of identifying supply chain opportunities.
  • Work with departments (internal customers, DIDS) in the development and approval of new suppliers and products.

Lead/Execute procurement processes, including:

  • Participating in competitive bidding preparation processing
  • Commercial evaluation of proposals, including value analysis, TCO (total cost of ownership) and business case analysis
  • Contract negotiation
  • Documentation (control)
  • Implementation of legal contracts when required
  • Monitor and analyze various variables (market indices, demand and total cost) in order to identify and mitigate risks or capture market opportunities.
  • Recommend competitive suppliers in alignment with category strategies, and stakeholders (vendor management area, requisitioning area, safety, etc).
  • Map supply chain and existing document controls to facilitate the operational integration with suppliers, through documented contracts.
  • Participate on multi functional teams to execute purchasing, aiming to meet internal customer needs (quality, terms etc.), specifications improvement, monitoring tests of new materials and their post-acquisition application by users. 
  • Carry out supply market evaluations, identifying opportunities, weaknesses, strengths, threats, by performing market bench marking, seeking continuous improvement.
  • Represent the organization in external meetings with national associations, federations, embassies, normative entities and public and private entities.
  • Information collection, critical analysis, developing and implementation plans for suppliers in potential risk (like insolvency, breach of contract)
  • Interface between customers and procurement for resolution and mitigation of risk of claims from suppliers
  • Participate meetings with the users with the objective to capture future demands that will impact the operation and the stock level, identify not existing items and revise criticality of stock items.
  • Build and maintain relationship with the users and suppliers, acting in the complete supply chain.
  • Monitor KPI of all activities performed.
  • Create data analysis and performance optimization tools of the operational activities of the area.
  • Manage Vale base items at the level of inventory organization

Procurement Support Activities:

  • Follow up activities related to procurement area as for analysis, support and implementation of projects.
  • Create and develop control reports, research and other activities.
  • Analyze and suggest implementation of new information systems involving area of responsibility.
  • Identify potential improvements in the procurement process.
  • Create support tools for the procurement process.
  • Perform internal and external bench marking.
  • Analyze indicators, bottle neck mapping and process improvement mapping.
  • Request or recommend stakeholders to participate in external meetings involving business associations, public and private entities.
  • Maintain relationship with current and future suppliers, supporting the access of tools and opportunities developed to suppliers.
  • Coordinate, develop and implement tools to support supplier development.
  • Contract Management
  • Assure availability of goods and services that demand continuous supply through follow up of the existing contract execution
  • Lead meetings with customers to evaluate the performance supply of the categories involving DISU.
  • Lead meetings with suppliers to evaluate the supply performance of the categories involving DISU and create action plans to address issues.
  • Develop and measure key performance indicators to understand key suppliers performance involving categories.
  • Handover of negotiated contracts to customers before implementation of new contracts.
  • Manage system and supplier issues data base, based on information provided by Line of Business, and create reports for analysis.
  • Create and follow up action plans to solve the main issues identified in the system and supplier issues report.


  • Undergrad Degree- Business or Commerce preferred
  • CPP certification is an asset, Certifications through purchasing Management Association of Canada an asset