Job Responsibilities :
Overall responsibility is ensuring that Boardwalk is procuring the right products / services at the best value and that our Site staff are receiving contractors and products when they need them.
This position deals with a high volume of short turnaround orders / jobs.
Setting up contracts’ with suppliers / contractors for the procurement of materials, products or services.
Making sure that work is done according to specifications and on time.
Making sure that we receive what was ordered correctly and on time.
Working with the sites and Leaders to ensure expediting of contracted work is done.
Working with the sites and Leaders to ensure efficient inventory control.
Preparing cost analysis reports on the services / products we purchase and making recommendations based on cost, type and quality of products / services ordered.
Sourcing and pricing products, services, suppliers & contractors in adherence to Boardwalk policy
Issuing purchase orders and placing orders, using our in-house systems in adherence to Boardwalk’s policy
Prepare and negotiate competitive bids and agreements
Track orders to Warehouse
Prepare and review consumption reports and make recommendations for standardization or changes to existing products or services.
Do market research on product categories and be familiar with product / service specs, market conditions, etc.
Requesting and comparing competitive bids
Providing Site Staff, Leaders, and external contractors with superior customer service
Will treat site staff and Area Leaders as their customers
Experience and Educational Requirements :
Knowledge of French is an asset
Post-secondary education preferred
Home Building / Construction purchasing experience preferred
Technical Requirements :
Intermediate proficiency with MS Office (Word, Visio, and Outlook)
Strong Excel Skills filtering, formatting, pivot tables
Ability to do basic financial analysis
Non-Technical Requirements :
Superior communication skills (written and verbal)
Superior Customer Service skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
Must be a self-starter
Strong reading and interpretation skills (experience reading contracts)
Must be analytical be able to analyze various options and take appropriate action
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure / deadlines
Ability to work independently and professionally
Must be honest and energetic
Must be able to work within a team as well as independently
Must be capable of quickly learning new skills and grasping new concepts (i.e. must be able to quickly understand the function of parts / requested jobs and be able to quickly learn to ask the right questions)
Ability to demonstrate fiscal responsibility