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The Senior Buyer provides project purchasing and expediting services with external vendors and internal customers to enable successful project outcomes. Obtains 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 role reports to the Manager, Direct Procurement.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist and facilitate Project managers, Sales, Engineering, Drafting, Production & accounting with all and any issues as required 
  • Read drawings and understand relationship to ASME Code. 
  • Double check all drawings against issuance of BOM. 
  • Confirm details with ASME code as required for Purchase with drawing s and Engineering where required 
  • RFQ BOM details 
  • Purchase BOM items based on Conformance to ASME, Price & lead time 
  • Develop and qualify new suppliers in coordination with Supplier Quality Management system 
  • Maintain, diversify, and improve relationship with current supply chain.  
  • Maintain and develop supply chain buying lists where pricing agreements are in place 
  • Verifies RFQs by comparing items requested to BoM and drawing as well as estimate; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives 
  • Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price against an estimate to maximize savings and adhering to master schedule 
  • Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders to master Schedule 
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered 
  • Resolves 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 as needed

Candidate Qualifications
  • University degree or technical diploma in complimentary field 
  • SCMP or APICS designation considered an asset 
  • Eight+ years of procurement experience within large scale, heavy industry and 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); and other applicable applications 
  • Solid technical skills with ERP, database. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (GP) specifically considered an asset 
  • 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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