Reporting to the Superintendent, Materials Management, the Senior Buyer will provide day to day support and leadership to the buying team.
The Senior Buyer will build relationships with internal stakeholders throughout KSPC to ensure that the organization’s purchasing needs are proactively met.
The successful candidate will :
Manage, coach, and mentor the Buying team
Define clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the Buying team
Oversee overall strategy for the correct method to process purchase requisitions depending on total cost, timeliness, competitive bidding, and existing contracts, based on direction from the Superintendent level
Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate supply problems which may pose a risk to or have impact on business operations
Support strategic procurement initiatives including the development of ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy for continuous improvement
Oversee the review and modification of Procurement processes and procedures
Act as the primary trainer of purchasing procedures to internal departments and external vendors
Work with internal stakeholders to forecast demand and determine purchasing needs of the organization
Act as the primary point of contact / customer service for the Buying team and Operations when issues are escalated beyond the front line procurement team level
Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures
Participate in the on-call rotation schedule for afterhours procurement requirements
Develop and deliver necessary regular and ad hoc reporting requests
Collaborate with department peers to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchase orders and contracts
Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion
Issue bid requests to potential vendors and suppliers,
Review and analyze quotes, securing the most competitive bids
Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations
Process purchasing and contracting transactions according to local and federal policies and procedures
Facilitate terms and conditions reviews and negotiations
Investigate and develop supply sources
Take lead role in procurement of strategic and high value orders, outline agreements, and material contracts
Place orders to procure requisitioned items or services
Provide or support when necessary, post award PO / Contract administrative services (expediting, dispute resolution, returns) for internal stakeholders
Supports and advances internal KPI requirements for cost savings, PO cycle time, PO tracking, Inclusion and Diversity (esp.
Indigenous Relations) initiatives
Work with Finance / Accounting to resolve blocked invoices and Vendor invoice payment issues
Complete ad-hoc projects issued by Superintendent level
Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
The ideal candidate will have :
College Diploma or University degree in Business, Accounting, Purchasing or related field
Certification preferred, including one of Supply Chain Certification, SCM Diploma, SCMP Designation, or equivalent
SAP MM and Ariba experience is a benefit
Demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills
High degree of knowledge of purchasing principles including the ability to research, analyze, negotiate, and close various types of purchase efforts within the guidelines of good business and ethical practices
Strong familiarity with contracting, particularly in terms of long term or large volume purchasing agreements
Excellent computer skills, including ERPs, Microsoft Office and Outlook
Ability to work with internal and external suppliers in a professional manner
Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and within teams
Must be self-motivated, , results oriented, and able to work under stress of multiple competing deadlines
Must have strong written and verbal skills
Knowledge of legislation and regulatory environment as it relates to purchasing and supply chain management
Must have ability to organize data and information in a coherent way in order to make strategic recommendations for decision
Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required
Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.
Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.
To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by April 30, 2021.
We Enrich Your Life
By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world : We are optimistic about our future, we are collaborative in building it and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher.
We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations. You can look forward to :
Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.
Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program PLUS great extras such as, paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity! A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.