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Job Posting #: 12-0155
Job Title: Buyer - Intermediate
City: Saint John
State/Province: NB
Description:

Irving Oil is the regional refining and marketing company serving customers in Eastern Canada and New England. We offer challenging and rewarding employment opportunities throughout our company, and are always seeking committed and talented people to join our team.

Duties include:

  • Develops relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders
  • Negotiates formal supply contracts with suppliers
  • Identifies cost reduction opportunities
  • Conducts market validations of current arrangements by obtaining competitive quotes and/or proposals
  • Supervises buying activity to ensure compliance with negotiated arrangements
  • Ensures spend management discipline
  • Ensures availability of inventory while minimizing procurement costs
  • Ensures that suppliers meet performance measures in relation to quality, quantity and delivery
Requirements:
  • The ideal candidate has 5-10 years experience in the Supply Management field, preferably in an industrial environment
  • Professional Purchasing Supply Chain accreditation and a post secondary education in a related field would be considered assets
  • Strong understanding of supply management practices
  • Some six sigma exposure preferred
  • Solid understanding of Total Cost of Ownership principles
  • Ability to identify risks and implement mitigation strategies
  • Strong negotiation skills required 
  • Must be able to lead and facilitate supplier relationship meetings
  • Your strong interpersonal skills combined with your proven negotiating skills and attention to detail will ensure your success in this role
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and enjoy working with a variety of individuals
Number of Openings 2
Position Location: Saint John
Bilingual Requested: No
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