AECOM Purchasing Lead in Calgary, Alberta

Business Line Oil + Gas

Position Title Purchasing Lead

Canada - Alberta


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Purchasing Lead to be based in our Calgary, AB location.

This position will be responsible for leading project or business group purchasing teams.

  • Identifies sources for materials and equipment, evaluates the capabilities and performance of suppliers, and selects qualified suppliers based upon their ability to provide competitive pricing, acceptable terms, appropriate material quality, and timely supply of goods.

  • Performs purchasing functions in conformance with the requirements of the prime contract with the client.

  • Issues requests for quotations, evaluates supplier quotations, plans and conducts negotiations, prepares cost and price analyses, availability studies, risk analyses, bid analysis summaries, and award recommendations that treat suppliers fairly and ethically, protects the company's interests, and promotes best value awards

  • Awards, issues, and documents all agreements with suppliers.

  • Monitors supplier performance, issues change orders, and manages supplier relations.

  • Resolves disputes with suppliers and evaluates supplier performance.

  • Prepares, compiles, and maintains auditable records of the purchasing process.

  • Maintains awareness of market conditions and delivery trends to determine future material availability and pricing probability.

  • Manages purchase orders to ensure timely completion, compliance with requirements, and appropriateness of invoices and payment.

  • Keeps management advised of significant purchasing issues and potential problem areas.

  • Prepare procurement and materials management reports.

  • Reviews invoices and resolves discrepancies.

  • May obtain budgetary pricing from suppliers and prepare bid analysis to support Company proposals.

  • Prepares the negotiation strategy and leads negotiation meetings with suppliers.

  • Provides training and mentoring to purchasing personnel.

  • Assigns tasks to purchasing personnel and manages their activities.

  • Ensures compliance with Company policies, procedures, standards, and use of automated systems.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, construction management, economics or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and related experience

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in engineering, construction, maintenance projects, or operating industrial facilities in purchasing or other procurement and materials management functions.

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Familiar with basic critical path schedules and able to use schedules in the establishment of procurement and materials management milestones

  • Knowledgeable of legal terminology within procurement and materials management terms and conditions and has the ability to evaluate and resolve risks due to deviations

  • Advanced skills in problem resolution.

  • Possesses the skills for analyzing bids to identify potential for cost savings and developing negotiation strategies

  • Great verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in MS office (Word and Excel) and ability to use procurement and materials management systems

  • Valid Driver's license and clean driver's abstract required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Field experience desired

  • Experience in one or more of the areas of expediting, transportation and site materials management preferred

  • Previous experience in industrial construction, facility construction and maintenance services' supply chain management experience is an asset

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Procurement

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188758BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.