Oakville, Ontario

Buying Professional

Role: Buyer / Procurement specialist

Oakville, ON

A Snapshot of Your Day

For the Transmission Solutions Business (projects eg. for HVDCs or Static Var Compensators), individual integrates Procurement in the project management process and project teams at an early involvement during sales phase. Handles, controls and monitors all Procurement and if required Purchasing activities in a project. Establishes and maintains preferred supplier lists and introduces Procurement/Sourcing strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result under the consideration of product/service availability & quality and guaranteeing the observance of the Procurement processes described and optimizing deployment of resources.

How You’ll Make an Impact

1. Early Involvement during sales phase

Ensure the early involvement of Procurement. Meet with cross-functional partners to provide procurement market and preferred supplier information at an early stage to optimize supplier selection, internal workflows and processes.

2. Project Procurement standards

Establish proper sourcing processes. Control activities in the project and inform all involved within Procurement to deliver optimum impact for the business (Procurement plan, target-costing) & Procurement targets and meet requirements relating to budget, availability, and quality. Apply Procurement regulations as per Compliance and organization standards.


3. Analysis


Analyze scope of supply, contractual obligations and exactly understand customer’s functional needs. Identify particular Procurement risks, opportunities, potential changes, claims and market forces during the entire project.


4. Bid preparation / Contribution to increased hit rate

Support project calculation with reliable and up-to-data cost data. Include (supplier) innovations and preferred supplier/product portfolios that improves company cost position and/or the customer’s benefit.

5. Strategy definition and implementation

Derive Procurement strategies for assigned projects in accordance with Division and BU-wide Procurement strategies and ensure their implementation (in particular pooling or utilization of master contracts), as well as identify solution approaches and improvement potentials to ensure alignment with the strategic Procurement targets as well as overall business strategies.

6. Negotiation

Lead contractual and price negotiations for particular material fields to secure project targets with optimum conditions.

7. Contract Management

Ensure that mitigation of Procurement risks, changes to original scope of supply and potential claims (towards customers and suppliers) are covered in valid contracts. Ensure that contractual obligations towards the customer that must be fulfilled by supplier are covered in a way that mitigates the own risk exposure.

8. Project Controlling / Reporting

Clarify internal indicators for project controlling and compile all relevant information to submit qualified reports (e.g. for the project team, Procurement management). Proactively ensure resources availability, status, transparency and alerting of deviations.

What You Bring

? Negotiations: able to independently prepare and carry out complex negotiations

? Contract Management: knows and understands contract templates and is able

to apply/adjust them to more complex contract situations

? SCM: has 5+ years experience in a supply chain related position, preferably in a complex project environment

? Sector: experience in the Energy Sector is an asset but not a must

? Language: Must speak French and English fluently

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