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Senior Purchasing Agent in Regina at Evraz North America

Date Posted: 10/29/2018

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Senior Purchasing Agent

City: Regina / State: Saskatchewan                                                   


At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture engineered steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets at six production sites located in the USA (Portland, Oregon; Pueblo, Colorado) and Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta). We are the largest North American producer by volume in the rail and large diameter pipe markets, and we hold leading positions in the Western Canada oil country tubular goods, small diameter pipe and West Coast plate markets.

 

 



Job Description and Responsibilities

 

EVRAZ North America is seeking a highly motivated Senior Purchasing Agent to join our manufacturing team in Regina. An integral member of the purchasing team, the Purchasing Agent works to reduce costs while improving services by handling purchasing and procurement activities. Qualified candidates will be results-oriented team players with purchasing experience and the ability to work in a fast-paced 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, 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



 



Job Requirements

 

  • 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
  • 5-10 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.

 

 

EVRAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans.

 

At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture steel. We also manufacture excellence, drive success and build careers for our employees. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common set of values and the same goal of creating the best possible solution for our customers.

 

With more than 4,500 team members in the U.S. and Canada, EVRAZ offers well-paying jobs and a comprehensive range of employee benefits. Our total compensation package includes benefits such as:

 

  • Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
  • Family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • Competitive retirement plans
  • Paid vacations
  • Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program

Job Requirements

  • 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
  • 5-10 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