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Come join Dolomite Products Co., Inc. and begin the rest of your future with us. Dolomites recruiting Vision Statement is to provide a World Class development program that attracts, retains, and produces emerging leaders within Dolomite and throughout Oldcastle. By combining a whole company approach with individual mentorship, formal and hands-on education, we provide an opportunity for our employees to be immersed in our cultural values that have lead us to profitability and success. Start your career today and apply!!

Position Overview

This position is a key company / regional resource for facilitating the effective ordering of products and services and for ensuring that supply commitments / business needs are met. The Purchasing Buyer supports a variety of employees within the organization to clarify needs, evaluate and / or determine suppliers, generate / place orders and manage ongoing supplier interactions within the local operations. As needed, the Buyer will coordinate company / regionalprocurement strategies which are aligned with divisional objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Execute company/region-specific driven procurement strategies through the use of the sourcing / procurement process, as directed

  • Work with field personnel, requestors and stakeholders to clarify specifications, establish source alternatives, increase standardization and otherwise increase value related to purchases
  • Ensure that strategies are aligned with other business units / regions / divisions, with particular focus on key company / regional spend categories including indirect goods and business services.
  • Be aware of and drive adoption of sourced programs, as directed, to maximize value to the company
  • Coordinate the process of obtaining quotes and / or requests for proposals from potential vendors, as needed
  • Maintain an understanding of current inventory levels and future demands to assist the business
  • Monitor / research order history of similar products and services purchased to evaluate / track differences in costs, delivery, quality and performance
  • Be familiar with the supply chain (manufacturing, distribution, delivery, use, service and disposal) related to the products and services being purchased
  • Support efforts to identify and evaluate new / alternative suppliers which meet the business requirements

Execute the generation and placing of orders with selected suppliers within the standard process and systems

  • Prepare draft purchase orders within the P2P system which accurately capture the business requirements and which leverage existing programs and / or supplier relationships
  • Work with suppliers and Sourcing to ensure that accurate product / service information is being communicated on orders including pricing, availability, part numbers and delivery.
  • Arrange for the proper transportation and / or storage of the purchased products, if needed and not otherwise determined
  • Facilitate the approval process for draft purchase orders, and in certain cases based on factors such as purchase amount and / or complexity, provide subject matter procurement review and approval
  • Place approved purchases with suppliers
  • Expedite and assist with the troubleshooting of orders as needed

Actively support the management of supplier relationships and performance management within company / region

  • Provide, and encourage other users to provide, feedback regarding supplier performance through participation in surveys and the use of Supplier Corrective Action Reports (SCARs), as needed
  • Work with suppliers and field personnel to improve the quality and / or performance of products and services
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing and the businesses to follow proper contract management practices with key suppliers and support the development of contracts for local / company specific vendors, as necessary
  • Assist field personnel and Sourcing to perform tests and demonstrations of products / services to evaluate value, compare results and / or identify alternatives and to ensure that supplier commitments are met
  • Work with Sourcing to track market conditions, pricing trends, and opportunities to maximize purchasing value
  • Support the vendor data management / vendor master maintenance processes through adherence to established payment terms and identifying the need for new or updated data information

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree with a minimum of 3 years of business, purchasing, operations or related experience.
  • Experience working with P2P systems, databases / data warehouse applications, ERP systems and / or Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Experience with procurement tools, processes and systems
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar certification desired
  • Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing would be beneficial

Knowledge / Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks effectively with customer focus and responsiveness
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Understanding of procurements impact on financial results

What Oldcastle Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North Americas largest corporations. We are a proud

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