Senior Buyer

Mississauga, Ontario
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Seeking an experienced Senior Buyer for a 1 year contract with the potential for extension. This role is located in Mississauga and is for a reputable mining company with operations worldwide. 


  • Purchase orders / contracts from pre-qualification, issue of RFP, commercial analysis, negotiation, award, management of changes and commercial closeout.
  • Developing, in conjunction with the Procurement Manager and project management team, procurement strategies, related to the contracts.
  • This person will align award processes with norms to effectively safeguard and control company assets.
  • Conduct a pre-qualification process of perspective bidders, Prepare and obtain approval of bidder lists.
  • Establishing and implementing project/task-specific procurement strategies
  • Prepare and launch the Requests for Proposals.
  • Receive RFX, proceed with the commercial analysis and manage internal and external communication
  • Arrange explanation / clarification meetings / visits
  • Conduct commercial evaluation and formulate the overall evaluation with the technical input.
  • Ensure that all awards are drafted to incorporate Supplier / Contractor obligations to the owner and mitigation of risk as much as possible
  • Review exceptions to GTCs with Legal (others) prior to Agreement, maintain GTC issues log.
  • Ensure awards meet quality, legal, ethical and safety standards
  • Attend and lead negotiation with selected Bidders before award, and draft the recommendation for award
  • Process and issues purchase orders / contracts
  • Prepare and issue contacts documents for signature with the input from other Project functions.
  • Conduct handover meetings ensuring that all team members are conversant with Owner and Supplier / contractor obligations as stipulated in the award.
  • Manage the Change management process.
  • Ensure the assembly and maintenance of records for the purpose of administering purchase orders/contracts.
  • Strictly control modifications to the orders/contracts, negotiating requests for modifications, claims, and litigation if necessary.
  • Commercial closeout
  • Close the purchase order (PO) in the ERP system
  • Provide timely and effective communication of issues to the Procurement Supervisor.
  • Manage key suppliers in the region and develop the business relationship for specific products / services
  • Other duties as required to ensure that the project is completed to the standard required or as requested by the Procurement Supervisor.