EVRAZ North America is seeking a highly motivated Purchasing Agent to join our manufacturing team in Regina. This role supports continuous improvement within the purchasing function with a focus on cost reduction and customer service.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in capital purchasing and negotiating contracts for major commodities and services.
The work environment is ideal for professionals who are results-oriented team players and enjoy working in a fast-paced industrial manufacturing environment.
Work proactively to meet strategic goals for cost reductions and service improvements
Analyze vendor capabilities versus requirements and research new suppliers
Evaluate existing suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, supplier's track record
Prepare, distribute and analyze requests for proposals for day to day items and one to three year contracts; generate summary and send to requester for approvals
Negotiate, or renegotiate and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives
Consult with departments across EVRAZ to understand technical specifications, product requirements and inventory demands
Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased
Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
Oversee day to day supplier management and adhering to spend contract
Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and in the event of problems trace shipments and follow up undelivered goods
Produce reports related to vendor activity, contractor headcount, Requests For Proposals (RFPs), contracts and other data relate to procurement activities
Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes
Formulate policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, preferably with a concentrations in logistics, engineering, operations and / or supply chain management
Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), Certified Property Manager (CPM) or American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) designation(s) an asset
3-5 years’ purchasing / materials management experience with a focus on commodities, services and capital purchasing
Proven track record of cost reductions, apply negotiation and commercial analysis skills to achieve strategic purchasing initiatives
Excellent customer service skills with an ability to work with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Familiar with supplier markets and ability to follow cost and technological trends for a variety of products
Knowledge of manufacturing processes and products, preferably in the steel, specialty steel, scrap or related industry an asset
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada without sponsorship.