Operational Buyer Opex/Capex

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

This position works with the finance and maintenance teams; handles the accounting and purchasing needs for the assigned terminals, and acts as a liaison between vendors and employees.

Essential Job Functions

  • Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates commitment to and support of SHEQ principles and values; champions safety as necessary

  • Handles purchasing for operations, maintenance and other departments as assigned

  • Reviews requisitions regularly; converts to purchase orders as appropriate

  • Sourcing for goods and/or services as required by the business

  • Provide support to internal customers of the P2P process

  • Prequalify contractors to ensure compliance with Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality requirements

  • Follows up on key procurement KPI's for the West Coast Terminals

  • Effectively execute and coordinate the relevant S&P steps in the P2P process (Request, Approve, Order, Expedite and Receive)  in order to get the right service/product at the right place at the right time. Effectively use the supporting ERP system

  • Reviews all CAPEX requests and ensure quotes are gather and tender executed to ensure project execution

  • Facilitate and problem solving for specified capital projects and operational request

  • Understand and periodically measure and analyse processes and their performance/results by measuring global and local KPIs (e.g. P2P, savings, contractor safety, etc.). Provide recommendations to improve the performance.

  • Compiles information and completes Investment Proposals for Projects

  • Capitalizes completed projects using accounting systems ensuring Company guidelines for new assets are utilized

  • Execute all purchasing within the OpCo in accordance with the Tactical Procurement Procedure, policies and operational excellence standards

  • Requesting quotes from single or multiple suppliers and subsequently leading awarding process. Typical activities are: request for quotations, call offs from framework agreements, negotiate best price and conditions, and secure on time delivery

  • Contribute in structurally managing the supplier base together with the manager S&P and internal stakeholders by periodically monitoring, evaluating and improving supplier performance as part of the Supplier Management Program. This minimally includes the tiering of supplier base, measuring performance of critical suppliers, participating in evaluation meetings and executing improvement program.

  • Support in the continuous improvement by understanding and analysing processes, identifying and implementing process improvement actions.

  • If required, support the manager S&P - for purchases larger than $25K without framework agreement – in the  execution of an optimal supplier selection process such as: conduct internal and market analysis, determine selection criteria, develop and evaluate RFI and RFP, execute clarification meetings, communicate to bidders and cooperate with internal business partners.

  • Trains regularly on applicable Federal, state and local regulations, requirements and guidelines; follows and adheres to all guidelines, regulations, and requirements

  • Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position

Experience Requirement

  • 2 – 4 years' work experience, supply chain/ procurement experience preferred

  • Exposure to purchasing order systems

  • Excellent English communications skills, both oral and written; good phone skills

  • Ability to multi-task; organizational skills

  • Customer service focus; ability to deal with diverse personalities; negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience working with Federal, state and local environmental regulations helpful

  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle purchase request and RFX promptly

  • Knowledge of procurementl systems; proven analytical skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including ability to easily use MS Office suite; ability to create, read and manipulate Excel spreadsheets

  • Ability to multi-task; exposure to project management

Education Requirement

  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Procurement or similar degree preferred

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires an employee to be in an office environment ad occasionally exposed to outside elements.  Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 100°+ and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 0° in the winter months.  Occasionally there will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous.  Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.  General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear.  The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employee may be required to travel by air, rail, bus, or car.

Sollicitatie procedure

Stap 1
Stap 2
1e interview
Stap 3
Online assessment
Stap 4
2e interview
Stap 5

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