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Location: Saskatoon, SK Category: Administrative Support
Status: Temporary/Contract Reference: CA_EN_1_026553_11513495
Posted: June 21,2017 Salary: N/A

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Adecco Saskatoon invites applications for the contract position of Buyer within Strategic Procurement to work on site near Vanscoy, SK. This is a contract position - all applicants MUST be willing to work on a contract basis with no set end date.

Reporting to the Strategic Procurement Manager, the Buyer is responsible for managing the procurement function for various departments within a large, diverse, potash mining and processing facility at the Vanscoy site. This professional may lead small to moderately complex assignments and act as a resource to both customers and peers. This is an intermediate to senior buying position.

Buyer Tasks:
- Play a critical role not only ensuring your own safety, but also the safety of others
- You will have direct accountability for ensuring familiarity and demonstrating the Commitment to Zero policy, leading with a safety mindset and modeling the 3 Safety Principles, modeling the 10 Tenets of Operation and having your own personal safety action plan
- With limited supervision applies subject matter expertise typically requiring a professional designation (or equivalent) to a broad range of technical reports/analysis /transactions common to the business's mandate, processes and programs
- Seeks assistance related to complex or unusual situations - provides transactional and transformational advice
- Ensure exceptional Materials Management support is provided to a 24 hour per day 7day per week 365 day per year operation
- This includes heightened support during any unplanned maintenance outages and planned maintenance turnaround windows
- Issue formal bid documents, coordinate, analyze, recommend, award and implement tenders for less complex projects
- Ensures an effective and proactive procurement function for all purchases - these purchases include maintenance, repairs, operating supplies and third party contract services
- Provides a high level of procurement support for projects such as turnarounds and other capital projects - includes a strong working knowledge of the business unit’s requirements and further interfacing with the Contract and Project Buyer to develop the best overall purchasing strategy for these projects
- Qualify bidder lists, issue formal bid documents, coordinate, analyze, recommend, award and implement tenders for less complex projects
- Negotiate and implement site contracts for operation applications, including single source contracts
- Manage a high level of service to meet customer requirements by ensuring all purchasing procedures are performed as per the site and Corporate Supply Management policies
- Manage and develop Vendors by establishing professional relationships with the key customers and suppliers through regular contact

Buyer Skills:
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, problem solving, and organizational skills
- Working knowledge of computer tools (data base, MS Word, Excel)
- Extensive knowledge of SAP Materials Management and related purchasing functionality
- Must have excellent time management skills to prioritize activities in a dynamic operating environment
- Must demonstrate strong relationship building with internal and external customers and peers
- Must possess a high level of ownership

Buyer Qualifications:
- University Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
- Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation would be a benefit
- Procurement and contract management experience
- Lean training or understanding of Lean principles would be considered an asset
- Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: 5+ Years

If you are interested in this Buyer, Strategic Procurement opportunity, we encourage you to apply online at Only applicants that meet the specified qualifications will be contacted.

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**Note: Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.**