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Purchasing Agent



PUC Services Inc.

Job Type: Permanent Full

PUC Services Inc. operates multiple utilities within and around the City of Sault Ste. Marie, including the supply and delivery of electricity and drinking water, energy services and the treatment of water and wastewater.

You are the ideal candidate if you possess:

  • At minimum, a post-secondary education in a Business related field;
  • A CSCMP or CPP designation;
  • Minimum of five (5) years verifiable working experience in a computerized purchasing/inventory environment, preferably within the utilities industry;
  • Solid understanding of business principles and supply chain management;
  • Demonstrated experience with Contract Management
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws;
  • Good team leadership and coaching skills;
  • PC and information systems proficiency;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; and
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Ontario driver’s license.

As a Purchasing Agent, the primary responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Under the general direction and guidance of the Manager of Finance, the Purchasing Agent is responsible for the procurement and inventory management functions;
  • Negotiating supplier agreements and managing the tender and quotation process;
  • Provides supervision of staff in the Purchasing and Stores Department;
  • Develops and implements contract management instructions, creates language standards and rules for existing and new contracts, policies, and procedures;
  • Monitors health and safety compliance and initiates corrective action, in conjunction with the Department Manager and Manager, Safety and Environment;
  • Researches, interprets and applies relevant standards, laws, policies, and industry accepted procurement practices in the specification and procurement of goods and services;
  • Prepares and maintains the departmental capital and operating budget;
  • Maintains vendor and contractor databases and develops pre-qualification requirements;
  • Receives, reviews and evaluates submissions from bidders and recommends award of contracts to the best evaluated bidders;
  • Oversees and optimizes general operation of stores as it relates to items and quantities to stock, issues and returns;
  • Implements, maintains and improves software use related to inventory and purchasing in conjunction with integrated enterprise software;
  • Works with Finance team to review and investigate invoicing discrepancies;
  • Provides analyses, reports and recommendations as required;
  • Negotiates terms, conditions and pricing, and ensures they are accurately executed and satisfied; and
  • Interacts with the public, suppliers, external agencies and authorities, suppliers and staff in a manner that shall result in positive outcomes and actions

We are an equal opportunity employer

RESUMES STATING QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 24, 2017 AND MAY BE ADDRESSED TO:

PUC SERVICES INC.
HUMAN RESOURCES
500 SECOND LINE E. SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, P6A 6P2
Website: www.ssmpuc.com
Fax:(705) 759-6545
E-mail: hr@ssmpuc.com


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