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Procurement Representative

Location: 

Kelowna, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Salary: $31.60 Hourly
Temp Duration: Approx. 12 Months
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled

 

We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  


We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and monitors contracting activities for a diversified range of materials and services to ensure FortisBC obtains the best value consistent with corporate policies and prudent purchasing practices.  Establishes, interprets, oversees and closes contracts, handling outstanding issues such as activities involving statutory declarations, liens, searches, substantial performance, cost control, claims and risk management; handling deficiencies, reject work and warrantee issues. Negotiates terms and conditions of contractss.
  • Determines the most effective method to use in obtaining services, requests for proposals, requests for quotations, requests for information and tenders.  Creates and oversees the preparation of these requests ensuring all details and requirements are clearly defined; identifies requests that require legal review.  Recommends methods of evaluation and the criteria that will be used to determine successful contractors, and ensures that requests are equitable to all potential contractors. Evaluates received proposals and quotations and awards purchase orders and supply contracts, ensuring proper authorization to commit costs on behalf of FortisBC.
  • Arranges for delivery of materials and expediting for inventory replenishment and distribution system improvement projects including​:
    • Ordering materials
    • Tracking delivery schedules and advising customers;
    • Initiating and monitoring special delivery acceleration;​
    • Reviewing customs documentation (import/export);
    • Monitoring custom broker activities; 
    • Overseeing claims or liquidated damages; and, 
    • Assessing supplier performance and delivery statistics.​
  • Develops long-term strategic alliances with vendors, ensuring high performance in terms of service, timeliness of delivery, quality of goods and services, completeness of orders.
  • Creates, updates, and monitors SAPMM Module and other master data requirements such as purchase information records, contracts and source lists to ensure efficient information and transaction processing.
  • Works with client groups to identify their material and service demands and assist clients with defining their scopes of work for assigned locations and business units.
  • Maintains processes that ensure document integrity and procurement ethics.  This includes monitoring and minimizing elements of risk; legal, environmental, safety and commercial.​
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties, which do not affect the rating of the job.​

Requirements

  • High School graduation including the completion of three (3) post-secondary business courses, and two (2) courses in purchasing or supply management training (e.g. buying, transportation and logistics, inventory/operations control, quality, etc.) from an accredited post-secondary institution​.
  • Minimum of Two (2) – Four (4) years’ experience in an automated Purchasing/Materials Management environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracts administration, and contract law would be an asset.
  • Working knowledge of procurement procedures and practices.
  • Sound analytical, organizational and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, suppliers, engineers and technicians; prepare/revise quotations requests and addenda; negotiate effectively with vendors and internal customers.
  • Knowledge of invoicing and basic accounting practices and terminology.
  • Courteous, professional manner.
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems operations, environment and peripherals.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products as well as other software in use in the department.
  • Working knowledge of SAP MM module in an integrated environment would be an asset.        

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

 

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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