Senior Buyer

  • Competitive
  • Canada Alberta Edmonton
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry.

Our client, a large Mining company, is hiring a Senior Buyer in Redwater, AB.  We are looking for an individual who matches the description and qualifications below. Apply here or send your resume to directly to

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Location: Redwater
Shift: Monday-Friday (may require 6/1 during busy times)
Contract Length: 1 year (potential for renewal)
Start Date:  ASAP

  • Fully support all site outages and emergency activities with quick and flawless execution.  This includes purchasing material but also expediting the material to ensure it is on-site ready for planned execution dates.
  • Working closely with Business Unit to support future Purchasing needs; demand forecasting, RFI, RFP, and developing procurement strategy to add “value” to the organization and support flawless execution of outages.
  • Collaboration with the Business unit to fully understand the site's process, needs, goals, priorities, and opportunities.
  • Developing Continuous Improvement initiatives aligned with site needs and priorities that create value in the following areas: Contract development and management, supplier performance and business reviews (KPI, safety, quality, productivity), market intelligence/technology & innovation, risk management, reliability & process improvement, spend analytics & recommendations, transaction automation, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis, Sustainability (ESG), Safety (SIF elimination).
  • Creating value through RFI, and RFP activities to bring innovation and create competition.
  • Spend channel optimization to support ordering material through automated channels.
  • Process invoices workflow and GRIR promptly following procurement policy and procedures.
  • Supplier setup and updates and assist in the communication & implementation of new contracts at sites.
  • Identify materials purchased for each site and coordinate evaluation and addition of materials to add to price agreements (SAP Outline Agreement).
  • Meet individual and department goals & objectives targets identified by management
  • Perform additional tasks as defined by the Site Procurement Manager.

  • Experience buying in Outages and/or Turnarounds.
  • Expediting experience would be an asset.
  • High-level SAP / Ariba experience and the ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • SCMP/CPSM, Inventory Management (CIPS), Lean / Six Sigma, or Operational Excellence are preferred, but not required.
  • Preference is given to experience at a large industrial site in the petrochemical or oil and gas industry.
  • Proven record of training in data analytics, Excel, Ariba, SAP, procurement/supply chain processes, negotiation techniques, and contract content.
  • Ability to create value through stakeholder engagement, data & recommendations, contracts, and continuous improvement.
  • Strong organizational, time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Create “value beyond savings” through continuous improvement and efficiency.
  • Results-driven mindset, with developing capabilities in problem-solving and analytical thinking,
  • A high degree of ethics, discretion, honesty, fairness, and sound business practices.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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