Buyer - Morriston, ON

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North America Construction (1993) Ltd., - NAC Constructors Ltd. (NAC) is Canada’s leading multi-trade builder and provides true Master Builder services to the civil, municipal and energy biofuel marketplaces. The depth of our resources is evident in the variety of projects we construct. From water filtration to wastewater treatment; dams to ethanol; we build it all…and more! The contagious energy and excitement within NAC creates a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities for individuals to achieve their goals.

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Buyer - Morriston, ON

NAC is currently seeking a full time Junior Purchasing Agent & Buyer to join our head office Purchasing team. The Purchasing Agent & Buyer is responsible for the purchasing/buying processes, including negotiation of prices and delivery of quality products/services to the project, in a timely, cost effective manner, in conformance with company policies, procedures and budgets. The incumbent provides superior customer service to projects sites and head office personnel.
Location: 
21 Queen St., Morriston, ON N0B 2C0
  • Provide purchasing and buying services to NAC projects, as requested by project staff, as well as to head office staff.
  • Protect pricing arrangements through the issuance of purchasing agreements that extend for the project duration.
  • Establish, build and maintain vendor relationships through the development and qualification of new subcontractors and suppliers, while maintaining and monitoring existing ones.
  • Maintain & update database for Vendors’ information in support of NAC’s day to day buying processes.
  • Make decisions that support cost savings, cost avoidance, and customer satisfaction within the project and site requisition timelines.
  • Ensure proper flow of purchasing/buying documentation and information.
  • Analyze quotations thoroughly to identify and eliminate elements of risk, avoiding problems and to improve the profitability of the project.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the estimating and operation teams to clarify required materials, equipment and services.
  • Issue awards and proactively study scope, identify vendors, issue RFQ’s, follow-up quotations, analyze comparisons and discuss purchasing/buying opportunities with the Project Managers.
  • Proactively search and identify new opportunities with existing vendors to maximize service for the project.
  • Actively research and recommend alternate products and solutions that offer improved cost and time effectiveness.
  • Negotiate agreements for products based on estimating takeoff, site input and project specifications, with the aim to achieve cost savings as per desired goal.
  • Perform other duties as requested in support of the overall operation of the Department.

Position Requirements:

  • A University or College Diploma, preferably in engineering or equivalent, and a Supply Chain Management designation
  • 2 + years’ experience in supply chain management 
  • Experience within the construction industry is an asset
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • High level of customer service skills for internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events