Job # 1001728, Procurement Specialist

Title: Procurement Specialist
Location: Vaughan, Ontario
Expires on: 10/14/2017
Reports to: Executive Vice President of Infrastructure

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Job Duties

  • Negotiate purchase orders and subcontracts with subcontractors, service providers and suppliers

  • Facilitate and advise on all competitive bidding reviews (RFQ, RFI, RFP, EOI, Annual Tenders) for content and procedure

  • Develop processes and procedures relating to the internal purchase order and subcontract systems

  • Issue purchase orders and subcontracts for procurement and expedition of materials, services and equipment for project site

  • Ensure compliance to project budgets and provide analysis of deviations

  • Maintain subcontractor, service provider and supplier insurance policies

  • Develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification

  • Maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers

  • Establish new relationships with subcontractors, service providers and suppliers to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work

  • Assist in ensuring awareness and company compliance to all municipal codes and local construction guidelines

  • Maintain subcontractor and supplier information on company management systems

  • Manage material and equipment inventory


  • Applicants must be permanent residents of Canada to apply for this position

  • Education Required: High School Graduate
    • Preferred: College or higher

  • Experience Required: Five (5) years in the construction business, much of which has been in purchasing
    • Preferred: Ten (10) years in the construction industry with experience in engineering or estimating purchasing with a building envelope firm in construction or maintenance area

  • Applicants must have the following skills and knowledge
    • Ability to read and understand construction documents and specifications

    • Ability to accurately describe and assess the status of a construction project and be ready to provide possible solutions when necessary

    • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with subcontractors, service providers and suppliers

    • Excellent negotiation skills

    • Excellent problem solving abilities and experience with complex transactions with little supervision

    • Excellent computer skills and the willingness to learn company created software for managing procurement

    • Excellent time management

  • The ideal candidate will be personable, professional, be detail oriented and comfortable communicating and negotiating with subcontractors/suppliers

GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to the principles of equity, accessibility and providing reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to navigate our site or apply for a position, please send us an email at careers@gflenv .com with the nature of your request along with your contact information. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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