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Are you a Buyer that enjoys chasing deals and is an expert at negotiating discounts?  Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and are excited by the opportunity to grow exponentially with your employer?  The Buyer provides purchasing and expediting services with external vendors and internal customers to enable successful outcomes. You will obtain requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders. Responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders, delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and verification of receipt of items.  Also responsible for adhering to purchasing policies and procedures. This position is located in Calgary or Innisfail.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist and facilitate Project Managers, Sales, Engineering, Drafting, Production & Accounting with all and any purchasing & expediting issues  
  • Double check all drawings against issuance of BOM 
  • RFQ BOM details 
  • Purchase BOM items based on price & lead time 
  • Develop and qualify new suppliers 
  • Maintain, diversify, and improve relationships with the current supply chain.  
  • Maintain and develop supply chain buying lists
  • Verify RFQs by comparing items requested to BOM and drawing as well as estimate; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives 
  • Prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and price against estimate to maximize savings and adhering to master schedule 
  • Obtain purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders to master Schedule 
  • Verify receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered 
  • Resolve shipments in error with suppliers 
  • Adhere to purchasing and organizational policies and procedures 
  • Keeps information accessible by utilizing attachments in ERP 
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and cross training 
  • Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results

Candidate Qualifications
  • University degree or technical diploma in complementary field is an asset
  • SCMP or APICS designation considered an asset 
  • Five+ years of procurement experience within OEM, large scale, heavy industry or custom manufacturing  
  • Experience with commodity & category items listed above  
  • Possess effective communication (verbal and written) with strong customer service skills  
  • Demonstrated understanding of extended supply chain  
  • Interpret and apply department policies and procedures  
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization   
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Solid technical skills with Netsuite is an assset
  • Communicate with co-workers to provide and receive direction

People are the heart of every business. At BOWEN, we support that truth every single day. We champion inclusive cultures and harness diverse talent. We encourage applications from all, including people of any ethnic or national background, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.


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