ABOUT THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Black & McDonald’s Procurement team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Procurement Coordinator is located in Scarborough, and typically reports directly to the Procurement Manager. Their primary focus is overlooking assigned complex procurements/ sourcing requirements for the Utilities Category. This is includes but is not limited to initiating, negotiating, analyzing, drafting and executing the entire sourcing cycle and Procure-to-Pay, in addition to processing Purchase Orders, expediting orders, and logistics. The role is also responsible to support contractual and commercial matters while driving compliance with procurement & contracting policies and procedures. The Procurement Coordinator shall ensure effective Stakeholders’ Engagement to maximize collaboration and enhance the overall business performance. The role will involve mobility as and when needed to work and support the various offices/sites while supporting other team members as might be required from time to time by the supervisor.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute day-to-day sourcing requests to ensure project plans and programs are met while introducing value
  • Ensure appropriate execution and compliance with procurement policies and procedures
  • Carry-out the entire sourcing process, starting from identification of Bidders, and administration of the bidding process by collaboratively engaging all stakeholders including end-users and suppliers/contractors
  • Conduct, analyze and evaluate proposals by comparing costs, specifications, and delivery terms to propose recommendations to drive total cost of ownership
  • Implement various sourcing strategies for utilities through the awarding of Purchase Orders and establishing Framework/Partnership/Blanket Agreements
  • Carry-out procurement/contract negotiation to secure favorable terms and conditions while maximizing value creation
  • Expedite all awarded commitments issued through Purchase Orders/Agreements across various regions to meet delivery targets and avoid any foreseen delay
  • Identify potential source of supply while conducting suppliers prequalification assessment
  • Participate with superiors in resolving disputes with suppliers and other external parties
  • Carry-out independently periodical benchmarking studies to report on the various market developments
  • Comply and ensure adherence to the delivery of the agreed Procurement Performance Measurements (i.e. SLA, KPIs, etc.)
  • Provide and update superiors with the progress status related to the execution of assigned tasks
  • Carry-out and ensure that all procurement processes are automated and properly implemented
  • Perform related duties as assigned by superiors to enable the achievement of the organization’s targets

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Integrity and Commitment
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Project Management and Execution

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferably a technical degree with certification in procurement (i.e. CSCMP, CPSM, APICS, MCIPS)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Utilities industry
  • Strong knowledge of North American Markets, Manufactures, Distributors, Suppliers and Regulations. Global market knowledge will be an asset, especially international outsourcing

SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong communication and Negotiation skills
  • Good Knowledge of procurement system, ideally JDE.
  • Preferably a technical degree with certification in procurement (i.e. CSCMP, CPSM, APICS, MCIPS) will be an asset
  • High degree of competency in the use of all Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, as a minimum)
  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting and/or exceeding customer’s expectations
  • Highly motivated, efficient and focused
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Comfortable with repetitive and high attention to detail tasks
  • A real team player with the desire and ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done with a “Hand’s on” approach to tasks
  • Result orientated and confident

Proficient user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • JD Edwards or an Oracle-based ERP system
  • Willing and able to travel to site as required
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.