Apply the project’s purchasing policy and procedures to ensure their implementation
Conduct the entire purchasing process from supplier identification to final delivery on site
Consolidate project purchasing requirements for rails and systems
Support project management to develop the procurement strategy for rail and systems, identify cost reduction opportunities to achieve or improve budget targets
Provide a thorough analysis and understanding of local business practices to suit the strategy for rail and systems procurement.
Select suppliers from those already known by the project and additional suppliers as required
Prepare or update Requests for Proposal (RFP) documentation working with the project’s technical teams
Organise or continue consultations with the selected suppliers
Assess financial and commercial responses to RFPs through consultations with suppliers, and the project’s technical teams
Manage and monitor the exchanges (bidder responses to RFPs, clarification)
Prepare and update RFP Comparison Tables
Provide risk analysis regarding supply and/or subcontractors contracts and agreements, in particular recommend approaches to purchase commodities with high raw materials content
Negotiate with suppliers and/or subcontractors and prepare subsequent Purchase Orders and/or Contract Agreements working with the commercial and legal leads
Follow-up import and custom clearance process
Report to the project the overall progress of rail and systems procurement efforts
Excellent written, verbal, communication and organizational skills
Undergraduate degree or higher with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in procurement activities in the rail industry
Knowledge of Canadian law with respect to trading and importing goods and incoterms rules.
Experience in procurement of one or more of the following rail systems: trackwork, traction power equipment, overhead contact line, signaling and communications
Knowledge of raw material hedging and associated strategies
Knowledge of North American marketplace (suppliers and installers)
Experience with transport & logistics activities
Compliance and Ethics driven
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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