Procurement Specialist


Date Posted: January 06, 2022

Job Location: Boyle

Job Number: GWF-83318

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.


Address: Box 8000, Boyle, Alberta, Canada T0A 0M0

Job Description

The Opportunity

Al-Pac is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Procurement professional to join the Materials
Management team, working out of the Pulp Mill site. The Procurement Specialist will play an important
role in developing, implementing, and maintaining strategic procurement processes to support the growth
of the company. The position is accountable for creating extensive and detailed requirements
specifications for the required products/services, tendering with potential suppliers, evaluating competing
bids and negotiating prices. Reporting to the Business Unit Leader, Materials Management, this position
will partner with senior leaders to recommend solutions and deliver on the needs of each business unit
and ensure fulfillment in accordance with the SCM operational model.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the local, national, and international supply
chain, knowledge and understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures, and strong understanding of materials and
services procurement. We are looking for a professional with strong communication and collaboration
skills, client service orientation, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and complexities effectively.
This is a full-time, permanent position. The successful candidate will receive a competitive annual salary
including paid pension and matching RRSP program, 4-week’s annual vacation, company paid dental and
extended health benefits, and many additional employee incentives. Relocation assistance is also
available for those who will need to move into the local area.


• Procurement – Leading Business Unit Stakeholders and Buyers in building appropriately detailed
requirements and specifications for the required products/services; build upon existing initiatives and
developing new successful procurement tools and programs in pursuit of world class procurement
efficiency and effectiveness; provide technical procurement expertise and guidance within the
organization and particularly to Buyers

• Contract Management – Identify requirements and write specifications for existing and new
contracts; review contracts and agreements, editing and negotiating changes, being the first tier
approver of such and submitting for final approval to appropriate level of leadership

• Sourcing - Collect and analyze the key cost drivers, market dynamics and issues, areas of
innovation, and alternative suppliers, in consultation with business unit leaders to provide solid
market information for decision making

• Stakeholder Engagement – Partnering with stakeholders, finding out their needs/issues/concern
and responding to promote understanding and commitment; developing strategic procurement
solutions; assist buyers with stakeholder engagement

Education & Experience:

• Post-secondary degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or in another related field

• 7-10 years’ relevant experience in manufacturing, forestry, transportation, logistics, Customer
Service, or Supply Chain Management

• Experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining strategic procurement processes

• Experience in inventory planning / management, supply chain concepts, and related methodologies

• Experience in contract and competitive bid legislation

• Proven multi-tasking skills to handle multiple concurrent work items in dynamic environment, under
tight deadlines and requirements; strong decision-making skills and ability to work independently

• Strong understanding of materials and services procurement as well as contracting and contract

• Global procurement and logistics experience considered an asset


• Manages complexity

• Communicates effectively

• Business Insight & Financial Acumen

• Ensures accountability

• Interpersonal Savvy

• Customer Focus

• Persuasion

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Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate/Diploma from a College or CEGEP
  • Certifications:
    • Driver’s licence
  • Language: English

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