Procurement Specialist


Oil and Gas Petrochemical site

About this role

About this role

We’re hiring a Procurement Specialist for our petrochemical client to join their team! This is a long-term contract opportunity for 18 months where you will be actively managing a portfolio of assigned commodities and/or projects.


  • Establish and maintain effective interfaces between Procurement, internal customers, and vendors
  • Work with internal customers to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Participate and/or lead activities of cross-functional sourcing teams to execute agreed upon procurement strategies
  • Develop and implement Procurement strategies for their assigned projects and commodities
  • Develop and apply innovative solutions to meet supply requirements
  • Develop supplier selection criteria and qualify suppliers against them using established processes, including third-party contractor qualification process where appropriate
  • Manage assigned commodities and respective supplier relationships, including performance measures, processes, and results
  • Initiate and participate in interactions with suppliers and end users to build and enhance relationships.
  • Lead strategic/complex negotiations
  • Facilitate execution of master agreements
  • Apply advanced purchasing and negotiating tools and processes and coach others in their use
  • Apply the non-conformance process and work with suppliers to resolve non-conformances
  • Coach and mentor team members on policies and best practices that support Procurement’s strategic direction
  • Provide back-up support to other buyers when needed 




  • University graduate with 1 to 3 years related experience and continued professional development OR 5+ years post-secondary education and related experience and continued professional development
  • Professional accreditation a plus (A.P.P, C.P.M., CPSM)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Effective change management and conflict management skills
  • Strong ability to influence, mediate and persuade
  • Demonstrated negotiation and contracting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high level of customer focus and service
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects through various phases from idea generation to implementation
  • Strategic thinking, planning, and analytical skills to understand supply market dynamics, generate purchasing strategies, effectively negotiate agreements, and implement solutions to complex and multi-dimensional problems
  • Self-motivated, adaptable, creative, innovative, results-oriented
  • Experience with procuring IT solutions a plus
  • Experience with Ariba platform a plus
  • SAP experience a plus



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Gultchan Chevket is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Gultchan Chevket
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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