Procurement Specialist, Turnaround Services

  • Position Title: Procurement Specialist, Turnaround Services
  • Work Location: Sarnia Refinery
  • Term (start and end date): ASAP. Interview/select in early to mid-October and start early November, 1 year contract
  • Schedule: Standard 40 hour week, Monday - Friday.
    • Overtime:
  • May be required during intense preparation phases, up to 10 hours weekly, November - March
  • Will definitely be required during the turnaround event which is 45-ish days in May/June. Expect to work 6x10 schedule for sure, possibly 6x12
  • Job Overview & Key Accountabilities
    • Serve as the primary buyer for Turnaround services. This involves working with the planning team to understand scope, advising on commercial strategies, requesting / collecting / comparing quotes and issuing purchase orders for both on site and off site service work.
    • Work closely with the Turnaround Planning, Finance & Execution teams to ensure that purchase orders and vendor communications accurately reflect our expectations for planned, safe, efficient, cost-effective work.
    • You will often be the first point of contact for supplier questions and either answer them directly or ensure appropriate stakeholders are engaged.
    • A degree of administration is required including monitoring PO overspend, closing out old PO's, and supporting post-event audit work if/as required.
    • You will serve as the primary backfill for our Turnaround materials buyer.

  • Required Qualifications, Experience, Education, Skills & Knowledge:
    • Prefer 5 years working in a procurement capacity, preferably in oil and gas and preferably in the Sarnia market
    • Prefer strong SAP, Excel, MS Word, MS Teams capabilities. Exposure to Primavera scheduling is a bonus.
    • Prefer turnaround exposure over steady state / base maintenance work. Bonus if you have turnaround field exposure.
    • While a small part of the job, need the physical capability to walk down jobs in the field with suppliers which includes a degree of walking on rough surfaces, climbing, and doing these in varying weather conditions.
    • Prefer relevant educational background - some combination of work experience plus
      • Degree / diploma / certificate program in purchasing, and/or
      • Degree / diploma / certificate program in related fields such as business

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