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At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.
We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. PCL is an innovative organization that focuses on the future of our employees as much as the future of construction.
As a Buyer for our PCL Industrial Management Inc. district office located in Edmonton, AB, you will contribute to our team by: Purchasing materials/assets and services as directed and in accordance with policies and procedures, using cost-effective approaches for each transaction. Identifying and selecting vendors to purchase requisitioned consumables, while meeting criteria such as specification, price, quantity, quality, safety, and delivery date. Clear understanding of “Best Value”. Developing general commodity knowledge (including general understanding of equipment and small-tool repair costs and processes) by working with procurement subject matter experts, using supplier resources, and varied acquisition assignments. Creating and issuing appropriate purchase documents (e.g. major purchase orders, equipment rental/lease agreements/service agreement); administering these agreements throughout their term. Proactively expediting and following up on all aspects of the entire purchasing process with suppliers to schedule deliveries and resolve material discrepancies, outstanding or overdue deliveries, warranty claims, and return of material. Ensuring that all purchases are conducted ethically and legally in accordance with company policies. Coordinating with suppliers, relevant internal departments, and project customers. Preparing RFQs and analyzing quotations. Interpreting basic information requests and recognizing sources of information required to respond. Providing feedback on supplier base to ensure that best value is achieved on purchase of all goods and services. Actively searching the marketplace for innovative products, technologies, services, and processes that could be introduced and bring best value to PCL. Championing initiatives to reduce non-value add activities and streamline processes while maintaining or improving effectiveness.
What you will bring to the role: Postsecondary diploma/degree in a related discipline an asset (e.g., business, supply chain management, logistics, warehouse distribution). 1 year of experience in supply chain/procurement preferred. Basic construction knowledge; awareness of specifications, methods, and procedures. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Awareness of commonly used construction materials, permanent/non-permanent materials, services, tools and equipment. Adaptable and able to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment. Basic exposure to applicable laws and regulations related to procurement activities. Basic understanding of supply chain process, project life cycle, procurement best practices, and risk. Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships. Strong computer literacy; experience using Microsoft Office software.
PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.
The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.
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Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!