Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.
It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!
Reporting to the Sourcing Operations Manager or the Operating Services Manager in Hydro One Supply Chain, the Buyer is responsible for purchasing a broad range of product categories and services for the Line of Business where the procurement issues are primarily commercial.
Participate in procurement activities including the execution and developing of RFx’s, procurement strategy development, supplier evaluations, and negotiations, awarding of contracts and the set up of Purchase Orders.
Accountable to execute within the scope of Hydro One procurement policies and procedures.
Should be able to clearly articulate buyer guidelines to a wide range of internal clients.
The role requires the buyer to research and identify potential Vendors utilizing approved sourcing tools (i.e. Ariba Sourcing, Discovery and Contract Management).
Ability to collect relevant information required to prepare and execute purchase orders
Keep abreast of changing market conditions in the categories assigned, and when required keep internal & external stakeholders informed of significant situations.
Assist with keeping the potential supplier data base current and in sourcing and qualifying additional suppliers
Perform commercial evaluations of potential suppliers and refer technical items to the appropriate internal specialists for evaluation and qualification
Negotiate with successful proponents to improve Hydro One’s productivity savings objectives and mitigate risk to the enterprise.
Assess the procurement options at Hydro One and make recommendations to the line of business for category sourcing strategies such as requests for quotations, information, and pricing.
Selection Criteria Essential Knowledge:
Sourcing and Procurement: Requires 6+ years of procurement experience with various commercial practices (RFx Development and Execution, quotations, sourcing events, proposals, purchases approvals and administration of contracts etc.)
Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of category management and an exposure to a wide range of categories including equipment, materials, construction services, and services.
Solid knowledge of contract law, materials forecasting duties and taxes, insurance, foreign exchange and terms of payment would be an asset.
Knowledge of mathematics and basic financial practices and procedures to perform commercial evaluations, assign taxes and duties.
Procurement Strategies and Procedures: Understanding Procurement Policies and Procedures, and the nature and interrelation of the division’s operations, requisitioning sources, and the vendor community.
Negotiation: Requires strong negotiating skills to negotiate contracts with suppliers, and in establishing and maintaining good relationships with internal requisitioners and the Supplier community.
Spot Buying: Ability to service and procure services and products in time sensitive situations
Customer Service: Ability to respond to customer inquiries and complaints in a constructive manner by taking active steps to address and solve problems.
Sourcing and Procurement systems / tools: Experience working with (i.e. Ariba Sourcing and Contract Management tools) and Microsoft Office tools including Excel and Word.
At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.
We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2019.
Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.
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Deadline: July 2, 2019
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