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Golder Associates Technical Buyer (Construction) in VANCOUVER, British Columbia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Technical Buyer to join our Construction team on a full-time basis based in Vancouver or Calgary.

The Buyer will support projects at both the bidding stage and during execution by securing favourable pricing and terms from reputable suppliers and sub-contractors. The buyer will also support the construction group’s regional and national management teams to continually improve group spend.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Develop, hone and execute new improved procurement strategies across Golder’s national construction operation

  • Evaluate and enhance our operations in local spend

  • Delegate tasks and supervise the work of project level purchasing personnel (project managers, project coordinators and site administrators)

  • Manage every aspect of construction project supply chains and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency

  • Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity

  • Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks

  • Assist in developing business cases for procurement of large and specialty equipment

  • Critically review cost estimates and project budgets for opportunities to improve margin through improved purchasing arrangements

  • Coordinate deliveries

  • Coordinate with Accounts Receivable to confirm supplier payments

  • Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation

You will have abackground in:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting preferred

  • 6 years’ experience in procurement or purchasing

  • 4 years’ experience in construction industrypreferred

  • Excellent managerial and training skills

  • Multilingual preferred, English plus French orSpanish

Your benefits at Golderwill include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business,own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic workenvironment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinaryprojects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One ofCanada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committedto providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. Assuch, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment andselection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

To learn more about our company and culture click here to view ThePromise of Golder at video.

Title: Technical Buyer (Construction)


Requisition ID: 19002127