Waiward

  • Senior Purchasing Specialist

    Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 1:26 PM)
    ID
    2018-1259
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Purchasing
  • Overview

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    Location: Edmonton, Alberta

    Position: Permanent / Full Time / Day

    Positions Available: 1

     

    Waiward is a steel fabrication and construction service provider based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our vision at Waiward is to be the leading provider of these services, known for its unwavering commitment to safety and quality, working with the best clients on the best projects. Waiward serves businesses internationally and works all over Western Canada.

    At Waiward, it is our priority to get our employees home safely, every single day. We believe the best way to achieve an incident-free culture is to invest in each employee.

     

    Job Purpose

    The Senior Procurement Specialist is primarily responsible to support shop and field operations by providing timely responses to requests related to the puchase of equipment, equipment parts, welding and cutting consumables and items required for projects.

    Responsibilities

    • Displays a commitment to Waiward’s incident-free vision, values, and culture;
    • Purchases steel tools, equipment and materials to Waiward’s operations;
    • Purchases general consumables to support Fabrication;
    • Completes special job purchases as requested by Estimating/Project management team;
    • Arranges for equipment and tool rentals to meet special job and company needs;
    • Expedites orders and advises Project Manager and production of material delays;
    • Investigates and reports material pricing and supply trends;
    • Support field operations by Purchasing required material according to established procedure;
    • Monitor supplier performance;
    • Negotiates and implements national supplier agreements;
    • Sources and develops new supplier contacts;
    • May perform other related duties as assigned
    • Act as a liason between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems;
    • Monitor and maintain inventory levels.

    Qualifications

    • Post Secondary Degree in related field required;
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in procurement;
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing vendor relations;
    • Ability to understand and address the challenges related to procurement;
    • Expert knowledge of procurement policies, procedures, tender and contract law, and trade agreements as well as various procurement strategies;
    • Exceptional customer service in a very versatile environment;
    • Ability to perform required research, evaluate findings, assess opportunities, and design and implement appropriate strategies;
    • Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to multi task and manage time effectively;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills;
    • Strong customer service orientation with the ability to understand the needs of the client;
    • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers including vendors;
    • Fabtrol experience considered an asset;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).

    Working Conditions

    The incumbent is required to work in an office environment with moderate noise. The job may require the incumbent to walk stairs; be outside in inclement weather (slippery surfaces and cold); carrying objects, driving and being exposed to normal office routines.

     

    Physical Requirements

    The incumbent is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal for extended periods of time; and interact with a number of clients. The incumbent is also required to sit for extended periods of time.

     

    Direct Reports

    None

     

    *Please note, due to high volumes of resumes received; only successful candidates will be contacted. Waiward is an equal opportunity employer.*

     

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