Buyer I

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Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

Job Type


Job description

Our client, one of the majors Midstream companies within the Oil and Gas Industry, is seeking a Buyer to work in a 12 months contract position in their facilities in Chatham, ON.

This is a key position in the department responsible for supporting the Supply Chain Management (SCM) group and internal clients in processing requests for materials or services and procuring them in a timely and cost-effective manner meeting business requirements and specifications.

Job description:

  • Provide SAP (Materials Management (MM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Contract System (Ariba)) expertise and support to a client base including database management/maintenance for materials and vendors, miscellaneous report preparation, and inventory strategy.
  • Support Purchase Orders/Service Orders based on material or service requisitions, ensuring company policies are met.
  • Provide support for warehouses, including Operations and Contractor warehouses for all material related activity (requests, transfers, receipts, relocation/disposal of surplus/obsolete material, inventory control expertise, quarantined material segregation and recalls).
  • General procurement activity including policy interpretation/clarification, price comparison and analysis, department telephone support and administrative support as required.
  • Commercial interaction with vendors including obtaining quotes, resolving invoice discrepancies, challenging price increases, performing expedites, managing customs requirements and relationship building.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all Supply Chain related questions and issues and forward to appropriate SCM personnel as required.
  • Provide general and specific SCM training including processes, procedures and various SCM systems.
  • Provide assistance with audit requests including providing historical documents and reports as required.
  • Support system upgrades and enhancements through both update and negative testing to ensure the integrity of existing systems.


  • College/University/Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or 3+ years of experience.
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SAP).
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred).
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum direction in a team environment.


  • 2 years of relevant experience in natural gas, oil & gas, or power industry.
  • Negotiation skills.