Senior Buyer

Joffre - Alberta - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Academic Bachelor

Our client is looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to fill a Senior Buyer role within the Technical Purchasing Team.The environment is a very fast paced, high volume environment.

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Megan Pavan, Account manager

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About this role

Our client is looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to fill a Senior Buyer role within the Technical Purchasing Team.The environment is a very fast paced, high volume environment.

Duties include:

  • Contacting vendors to obtain &/or verify price, part number, source of supply;
  • Make delivery arrangements with carriers and vendors;
  • Creating purchase orders against date driven requirement and ensuring all pertinent information is obtained and verify with the vendor and end user;
  • Releasing purchase orders against vendor agreements;
  • Seeking/recording/updating material source of supply and information within the system to streamline future purchases;
  • Assisting with material information updates and changes;
  • Confirming and expediting purchase orders to maintain on-time delivery;
  • Resolving discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices;
  • Following up on non-conformance of materials and deliveries with end user and/or vendor and identifying trends or patterns;
  • Qualifying Contractors for onsite labor prior to Purchase Order creation;
  • Maintaining Vendor base for timely and accurate supply alignment;
  • Participating in the implementation of improvement plans;
  • Serves as a technical expert/consultant on a range of commodities based on past record of success;
  • Leads and facilitates the gathering and efining of complex business requirements;
  • Advises the department's leaders on strategic sourcing options and substantiates them with business cases;
  • Leads the activities of cross-functional, often enterprise wide, sourcing teams to execute purchasing strategies;
  • Manages the transition between suppliers across the enterprise;
  • Involves key stakeholders in gathering and defining complex business requirements;
  • Initiates and participates in interactions with suppliers and end users to build and enhance relationships;
  • Applies advanced purchasing and negotiating tools and processes and coaches others in their use;
  • Develops supplier selection criteria and qualifies suppliers agains them using established processes;
  • Applies the non conformance process and works with suppliers to resolve non-conformances.

About you


University graduate with 8 years related experience and continued professional development or

12+ years combination of post-secondary education and related experience with continued

professional development

  • Ability to communicate clearly to customers at all levels in the company;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills;
  • High level of proficiency in the use of a computer including the Microsoft office suite and SAP. SAP;
  • material management or plant maintenance areas considered an asset;
  • Ability to work unsupervised, meet deadlines and identify continuous improvement opportunities;
  • Ability to work under pressure of changing priorities;
  • Thoroughness and a high attention to detail;
  • Participates in development and implementation of new or improved Purchasing & Supply metrics;
  • processes and programs;
  • Identifies and resolves routine and non routine issues.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

About us

Energy provides specialist personnel to the international oil & gas,
petrochemical, power generation and construction industries. Our clients are
predominantly major operating companies and international engineering or
construction companies.


  • Vacancy number: PUB187677
  • Location: Joffre
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Monday, December 31, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Megan Pavan

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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