Procurement Process Assistant

We are seeking a procurement process assistant to join our team. The individual can work out of the Thompson, MB, Mississauga, ON office.

The Procurement Process Assistant is responsible for helping to adhere to certain purchasing guidelines based on the strategies and goals outlined by procurement department and/or procurement analyst. He or she with direction will negotiate, place orders, follow up or expedite orders as require as well as regularly compose RFPs (Requests for Proposal). Responsible for purchasing materials, equipment's, and services for operations and projects, aiming 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.

Major Accountabilities: 

  • Issue purchase orders or other agreements as necessary and check them for accuracy and completeness before issuing following the lead time
  • Follow procurement analyst portfolio strategy and/or instructions.
  • Achieve improvements in supplier cost, delivery and quality in accordance with appropriate procurement strategies
  • Meet the requirements of our internal customers in accordance with established procurement goals, policies and procedures
  • Work with team members and other stakeholders to develop competitive tenders (RFP's, RFI's and RFQ's).
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships and conduct business in a confident, objective, and diplomatic manner

Qualifications

  • Minimum level of education required by the position (not the educational level of the incumbent): Undergraduate Degree or College Diploma preferred in Business related discipline (example Business, Engineering/Certified Engineering technologist) .
  • Preferred Certification: Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) certification is an asset. Certification through Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is also desirable.
  • Minimum years of experience required to perform this position: 1 year experience in Procurement, Warehouse or Finance.

Other knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors needed to perform this position:

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook) and business systems such as SAP.
  • Organized, attention to details, Accuracy, self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic negotiation skills
  • Flexible and eager to learn
  • High word per minute typing required as this role requires a lot of data entry. 

 

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If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment. 

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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