Published: January 10, 2018
Job Type
Procurement Operations Department
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Monday, January 22nd, 2018


ORDER DATE..................................:      January 10, 2018

JOB TITLE........................................:      BUYER


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        FULL-TIME, 40 HOURS/WEEK

A leader among energy companies in North America, recognized for providing highly reliable service and exceptional customer satisfaction, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Buyer to join their Procurement Operations Department in Winnipeg. Under the general direction of the Procurement Supervisor and the guidance of the Purchasing Agent, you will be responsible for the timely and efficient procurement of a variety of materials, equipment and services of a moderate value, complexity and risk. You will exercise responsibility and best judgment ensuring that goods or services are procured at the best value to the Corporation and that decisions are made in accordance with corporate policy, guidelines and purchasing procedures.


  • Responsible for the efficient procurement of material, equipment, service and sales of corporate assets, applying professional knowledge as well as strategic and innovative thinking to maximize efficiency and achieve best overall value for the In accordance with corporate policy, guidelines and Supply Chain Management procedures.
  • Review requisitions, determine the appropriate sourcing and evaluation strategy required that best meet customer needs, market conditions, and maximize tender participation and compliance while achieving best value.
  • Prepare, issue and receive tender documents. Oversee and participate in the analysis of tenders and corporate sales in accordance with established evaluation criteria ensuring recommendations and award of business are in accordance with corporate policy, best practice and in accordance with commercial law.
  • Participate with customers and at times lead in procurement related negotiations with suppliers.
  • Prepare, issue and award contracts. Ensure all relevant documentation is completed with all the required information for the purposes of obtaining approvals, recording and reporting business.
  • Provide assistance in contract management and at times be prepared to lead contract management. Advise management of developments that may affect contracts, costs, schedules, and stakeholder relations and recommend course of action.
  • Report and document various vendor related non-compliance, exceptions, vendor performance relevant to future business, and update vendor / commodity lists and vendor performance files as required.
  • Provide on-going communication with all departments as required, informally or formally, verbally or in writing, to develop and maintain strong business relationships while providing quality service in meeting customer expectations.
  • Provide procurement expertise, identify risks, opportunities for improvement, cost savings and resolve procurement challenges in a team environment.
  • Maintain knowledge with respect to: market conditions; government legislation; new technology; supply chain policies, guidelines, procedures and processes related to procurement.
  • Carry out special assignments as required related to Procurement enhancements.
  • Assume the roles and responsibilities of others during peak work periods or prolonged absence.


  • Bachelor of Commerce degree or relevant four year degree from a recognized university plus a minimum of one year directly related experience; or, A two year diploma in Business Administration from an institute of recognized standing plus technical courses in procurement plus a minimum of three years directly related experience; or, Supply Chain Management Professional designation and a minimum of one year related experience
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in organizing and controlling various concurrent work assignments, work under pressure and make sound judgements while meeting deadlines and commitments.
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation to handle simultaneously a number of moderate complex procurement assignments, provide procurement expertise, identify opportunities for improvement and resolve procurement challenges in a team
  • Demonstrated degree of diplomacy and tact with proven capability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, and interact with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understanding of Corporate Supply Chain Management procedures and policies including commercial law and supply chain management process.
  • Advanced understanding of personal computers including corporate software applications and SAP, Materials Management, Excel, etc.
  • Practical knowledge of the various functions, responsibilities, materials and services used throughout the corporation would be an asset.
  • Proficient knowledge of government legislation including but not limited to Workers' Compensation Act, Dangerous Goods Regulations, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System, Workplace Safety and Health Act, Builders' Liens Act, Federal and Provincial sales taxes and Canadian Border Security requirements.

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