K+S Potash Canada GP
Bethune, SK, Canada
20d ago


This position at our Bethune mine location is responsible to review Purchase Requisitions, obtain quotes, prepare bid comparisons and issue purchase orders.

You will maintain material master data through SAP to control inventory and reorder efficiently and through manual processing, as well as automatic processing.

The successful candidate will :

  • Procure goods and services using SAP Materials Management (MM) and update system including outline agreements, info records and source lists.
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures
  • Work with Functional departments and Others to forecast demand, and determine purchasing needs of the organization
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery and payment terms for all purchase requirements
  • Investigate and develop supply sources
  • Provide Purchasing advise to senior managers, functional department heads, KSPC personnel and peers
  • Complete sourcing strategies fit for purpose, including but not limited to; market analysis, spend analysis, consumption analysis, tender process, evaluation, negotiation and selection
  • Develop strategic processes to bundle purchasing needs to support standardizing activities
  • Manage the transparent documentation of all Procurement activities
  • Manage requirements triggered through Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Review purchase requisitions, obtain quotes and prepare bid comparisons
  • Purchase and schedule materials, raw materials, spares and operating supplies
  • Document corrective action for suppliers as required and follow up on improvements in supplier performance
  • Manage risks and opportunities and work through escalated issues with suppliers as necessary
  • Provide monthly report on months major activities
  • Work with Materials Management in support of material receiving issues
  • Work with Finance / Accounting resolve blocked invoices and Vendor invoice payment issues
  • Complete ad-hoc projects
  • K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

    Qualifying requirements for this role :

  • Must have Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Purchasing.
  • 5+ years’ of experience in procurement in purchasing functions for multiple projects
  • Supply Chain Certification., SCM Diploma, SCMP Designation considered an asset
  • SAP (Materials Management) knowledge considered an asset
  • Experience with various types of contracts including supplier agreements, cost plus agreements, EPCM models, etc.
  • Knowledge of legislation and regulatory environment as it relates to purchasing and supply chain management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Uses effective negotiation skills.
  • Uses technical skill and sound judgment in decision making process.
  • 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 June 18, 2018.

    Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

    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.

    Valuable Compensation

    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.

    Supporting Benefits

    A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits 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.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program : supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.
  • Work-Life Balance

    We have a competitive time off program including :

  • PLUS days up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a me day.)
  • 16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.
  • Ground-Breaking New Site

  • Opportunity to work in a new facility with optimal use of technology
  • See yourself here, join the team!

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