Seaspan ULC
Victoria,BC, Canada
1d ago


The Purchaser is responsible for the procurement of materials and services for projects at Victoria Shipyards in accordance with competitive buying practices, customer requirements, corporate policy and ISO requirements.

The Purchaser’s primary focus is to ensure that all materials and services procured for the projects of Victoria Shipyards meet customer and project needs, while making every effort to obtain leverage, using the purchasing power of the Seaspan (SMC).

The incumbent must be able to adjust readily to changing requirements and keep a long-term focus, while satisfying short-

term needs, and work well under pressure.

Duties / Accountabilities

  • Acts as a liaison between the all departments and the project manager in respect to materials and services to ensure that the technical requirements are communicated and understood by the shop floor personnel
  • Accurately compiles purchase orders that include product details, price and other customer requirements, such as, following up of applicable certifications
  • Ensures that purchase orders are approved and forwarded to vendors and internals stakeholders in an accurate and timely manner
  • Responsible for verification and follow up on open purchase and expediting orders
  • Verifies that orders have been received and agreed to as outlined in the purchase order. Works closely with the receiving department to ensure that deliveries are expected and routed as per the project plan
  • Verifies that purchase orders are amended appropriately to reconcile invoicing
  • Ensures that product manuals and certificates have been received in the correct quantity, as outline in the purchase order.
  • If necessary, follows up with vendors to ensure missing information is sent

  • Responsible for all P-Card reconciliation statements weekly
  • Follows through with vendors to ensure materials are being expedited to meet scheduled deadlines
  • Ensures that all documents required by the customer are received and tracked and can be produced upon request
  • Approves invoices for payment and resolves purchase order, goods receipt or invoice discrepancies
  • Education and Experience

  • Completion of Grade 12 education supplemented by purchasing related courses, i.e. CPP (PMAC) Program; CPM (ISM) Program;
  • CPIM / CIRM (APICS) Program; or P.Log. (Canadian Professional Logistics Institute) Program

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in supply chain management, procurement, materials management, distribution and or logistics
  • Marine experience considered an asset
  • Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of competitive buying practices
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of ISO standards as it relates to purchasing
  • Knowledge of applicable Corporate purchasing policies and procedures
  • Excellent computer skills including all Microsoft office applications
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards or relational database enterprise software
  • Excellent time management, problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, analytical, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility to accommodate changing demands
  • Knowledge of shipbuilding industry.
  • Knowledge of stores and warehousing management principals
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