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  • Job reference: 925302
  • Location: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 06/05/2019

TITLE: Associate Buyer
REPORTS TO: Manager, SCM Supply Service Centre Operations


The Associate Buyer is a key position in the department responsible for supporting the Supply Chain Management (SCM) group and internal clients in processing requests for materials or services and procuring them in a timely and cost-effective manner meeting business requirements and specifications.

* Provide SAP (Materials Management (MM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Contract System (Ariba)) expertise and support to client base including database management/maintenance for materials and vendors, miscellaneous report preparation, and inventory strategy.
* Support Purchase Orders/Service Orders based on material or service requisitions, ensuring company policies are met.
* Provide support for warehouses, including Operations and Contractor warehouses for all material related activity (requests, transfers, receipts, relocation/disposal of surplus/obsolete material, inventory control expertise, quarantined material segregation and recalls).
* General procurement activity including policy interpretation/clarification, price comparison and analysis, department telephone support and administrative support as required.
* Commercial interaction with vendors including obtaining quotes, resolving invoice discrepancies, challenging price increases, performing expedites, managing customs requirements and relationship building.
* Serve as the initial point of contact for all Supply Chain related questions and issues and forward to appropriate SCM personnel as required.
* Provide general and specific SCM training including processes, procedures and various SCM systems.
* Provide assistance with audit requests including providing historical documents and reports as required.
* Support system upgrades and enhancements through both update and negative testing to ensure integrity of existing systems.

* College/University/Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or 3+ years of experience.
* Advanced computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SAP).
* Minimum 2 years' experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred).
* Strong mathematical and analytical skills with attention to detail.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Good oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work with minimum direction in a team environment.

* 2 years of relevant experience in natural gas, oil & gas, or power industry.
* Negotiation skills.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.