Projects Buyer and Expeditor - ID 271 - North Vancouver, BC

This position will require a qualified person who is flexible, has the ability to multi‑task, and is able to work within tight deadlines. The successful candidate will work closely with vendors, contractors, project engineers and clients to procure goods and services for projects. The successful candidate will interface with project engineers providing input as to procurement and contracting strategies required on different projects.

Roles and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Execute the full procurement cycle including development of bids lists, request for quotations, bid evaluations, award of goods and services, for complex materials
Contract bid preparation, quotation, evaluation and award
Adhere to procurement procedures and execution plans
Act as liaison between vendors, engineering and client supply chain management teams
Provided assistance as required for transportation and logistics, material management and tracking
Maintain schedule and milestones for procurement deliverables and update report for client
Identify long lead items and hard to source items to project team
Make recommendations for vendors of good reputation for inclusion to approved vendor list
Provide assistance to organize shop inspections as required
Select the appropriate relationships and contract approaches for each type of purchased goods or outsourced service
Prepare requests for quotes (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) and evaluate partnership opportunities
Evaluate RFQs, RFPs, and partnerships
Award, sign and develop contracts
Manage quality and timely performance
Manage contract changes
Close contracts
Expeditor Duties (include but are not limited to):
Prepare and issue materials and equipment status’ and exception reports
Maintain accurate and auditable records
Review material and equipment invoices for compliance with purchase orders
Coordinate with construction group to schedule transportation of equipment and any vendors required on site
Provide details of trucking limits and restrictions, such as weights, dimensions and type/number of trucks
Issue shipping releases to vendors once Final Inspection reports have been received & distribute
Work with construction team at site for Material Receiving
Prepare OSD (Overages/Shortage and Damage) Reports when necessary

Skills and Knowledge:

Knowledge of equipment used in the bulk shipping industry/ mining industry / oil and gas industry
Must have strong computer skills in all MS Office products, Supplier Management Systems and JD Edwards
Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to be a strong team player and contributor in a dynamic, quality focused organization
Strong organization skills with the ability to work within tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities
Effective written and verbal communication skills
High level of attention to details and accuracy
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Self-motivated and takes initiative to support improvements as needed


Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Supply Chain Management
8+ years Project Buyer experience
Experience with JD Edwards

Shift: 40 hour work week , potential for 5 days on, 2 days off OR 4 days on, 3 days off

Term: April 2020 to December 31, 2020 , At which point the position will be evaluated for extension.

Reference Job ID #271

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted at this time.

"WestCorp Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to help build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential."