Strategic Sourcing Buyer


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Located in Sarnia, ON

Salary: $55.00-$75.00/hour

Job summary: A leading local employer has an immediate opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated Strategic Sourcing Buyer to work within a fast-paced, high volume environment. Job duties will include developing sourcing strategies/acquisition plans and issuing PO/contracts and participating on cross-regional teams to execute those strategies, ensuring the required procurement services are effectively delivered to the portfolio, leading the development of project procurement plans, performing market research and an appropriate level of sourcing activities, analyzing contract general terms and conditions to highlight areas of risk, leading and facilitating the supplier selection and negotiation process, supporting supplier relationship management, monitoring and managing key supplier performance for assigned categories, updating material source of supply information within the appropriate system to streamline future purchases, working with suppliers/internal stakeholders to resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices, ensuring contractors are qualified to perform onsite labour, maintaining supplier base for timely and accurate supply, participating in continuous improvement initiatives, contacting vendors to obtain and verify price and source of supply, and making delivery arrangements with carriers and vendors.

Location: Sarnia, ON

Position type: Contract (approximately six months) 

Pay: $55.00-$75.00/hour

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm 


  • A university degree or professional designation with at least ten years of related experience 
  • Clear record of successful engagement in key contracting and procurement activities, including negotiating contract disputes and claims 
  • Demonstrated ability to form effective relationships with key stakeholders under challenging deadlines and market conditions
  • Ability to persuade and educate stakeholders such that they gain a full appreciation for the various procurement contract risks, mitigation approaches, and realistic service levels and cost
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint, and SAP
  • Ability to work under pressure of changing priorities
  • Demonstrated success in gathering data, conducting analyses, and generating high quality outputs 
  • Knowledge of eProcurement and eCatalog management systems is an asset

Ways to apply:

Benefits available to Express associates:

  • Medical benefits
  • Referral bonuses
  • Reward programs
  • Career training and development resources
  • Scholarship Program
  • National retailer discounts

About Express Employment Professionals:

Founded in 1983, Express today employs 540,000 people across over 800 franchise locations worldwide. Our long-term goal of putting a million people to work is at the heart of our company's vision: to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. The Sarnia Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2006, and serves Sarnia-Lambton and surrounding areas with temporary staffing, contract workers, and direct hire placement in a variety of fields, including engineering, manufacturing, skilled trades, technical, accounting/finance, human resources, I.T., administrative, and light industrial. There is no cost to job seekers for our services. The ISO certified office has grown steadily, and has placed over 5,000 people with local businesses over the last ten years. Express is proud to be a Certified Military Friendly Employer through Canada Company, and to have received Inavero's Best of Staffing Talent Award based on the satisfaction of our placed talent.

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Express Office: Sarnia
347 Christina Street North
Sarnia, ON N7T 5V6
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