Material Buyer

  • Location: Chatham-Kent, ON
  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #177117
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Oil & Gas
Chatham-Kent, ON
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Our oil and gas client in Chatham, ON is looking to hire a Buyer for a 12 months contract role with possibility of extension.

What you will be doing…

• 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

What you will need to succeed…

Must Have Skills: 

• • 2 year College Degree or equivalent experience • 2 1-3 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

Nice to have:

• 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

Labor Category:  Procurement/Supply Chain

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