Procurement Specialist in Montreal at Volt

Date Posted: 9/20/2021

Job Snapshot

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    12 weeks
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    Volt Branch

Job Description

Do you have experience as a Procurement Specialist?  This might be the job for you!  Job is located in Saint-Laurent, QC.


The Procurement Specialists prime responsibility to provide support to our customer in relation to day-to-day MRO products and services. Utilizing the customer and client ERP systems, this role will recommend, source, procure, expedite and provide technical assistance for the client's’ core products & services.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivery of customer contractual commitments
  • Sourcing of products
  • Responding to customer inquiries regarding company products and services
  • Checks the availability of stock
  • Placing and expediting purchase orders for stock and non-stock items
  • Complete and monitor reports including procurement and supplier performance metrics
  • Participates in special projects as directed, to include process improvement teams
  • Manage identification, sourcing and procurement of MRO requirements (Core product areas) on behalf of the customer.
  • Identify, implement and manage opportunities for Continuous Improvement by working with customer engineering, purchasing and production teams.
  • Provide IDR support
  • Use the client Preferred Supplier Program and approved suppliers to ensure delivery of cost savings and manage the supplier relationship to deliver highest levels of service and availability.
  • Expedite and manage new orders and the outstanding orders to achieve delivery performance to the agreed due date. Ensure regular communication as required with customer stakeholders.
  • Monitor, be responsible for and promote health and safety within the site operation, ensuring adherence to our client's and Customer Health & Safety Policy at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety requirements.
  • Proficient user of Windows based programs, Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Industrial Consumables / MRO market and products and their applications
  • Sales and customer relationship development skills.
  • Negotiation skills at multiple levels within customer and supplier organizations.
  • Recording and maximizing cost savings to mutual benefit.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver basic reports to illustrate evolution of customer specific KPI’s i.e. sales, savings pricing files & management information within required deadlines.
  • Understand how client adds value to its customer and be able to articulate this, overcoming objections as necessary.
  • Embrace client's initiatives and assist with the change management process when needed.
  • Ability to work within projects that result in new business opportunities and/or increases customer retention.
  • Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant business experience and exposure to MRO product sourcing.
  • Exposure to working independently and learning new systems as required.
  • Candidate must be bilingual in French (Fluent) and English
  • Education:     
  • Two-year degree required; four-year college degree is preferred. Experience on the job in lieu of a degree may be considered.
  • CPM/APICS desirable