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Junior Procurement Specialist

Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering

Operations
Squamish, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Grow your career. Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions. Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

Position Scope

As a Junior Procurement Specialist, you play a key role within the Procurement team that supports the planning, logistics and storage of the flow of good & services within the purchasing portfolio. More specifically, your responsibilities encompass overseeing the procurement cycle, starting from the initial discussions about purchasing needs with stakeholders & vendors, through to proper receipt of goods & services, returns of unsatisfactory products as necessary, as well as the storage and warehousing of inventory.

Safety

  • Demonstrate a positive safety culture.
  • Identify, report and resolve unsafe conditions, processes or actions within the workplace.
  • Ensure that all safety related incidents, accidents and near misses are reported and investigated in line with company policy.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively across multiple disciplines to understand their procurement needs and collaborate with stakeholders to develop effective procurement strategies.
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders & subcontracts based on stakeholders needs and inventory requirements.
  • Assist with category management, expediting and logistics.
  • Follow up and maintain records for receipts, shipments, inventory, and materials management matters.
  • Ensure shipments are received in good condition, cross-reference product deliveries with purchase orders.
  • Monitor supplier performance and resolve issues and concerns.
  • Centrally maintain documents and reports that will be used to administer all aspects of the order function.
  • Lift and handle products for transport and storage while using shop equipment such as dollies, pallet jacks, and forklift.
  • Handle hazardous materials, maintaining inventory levels, fork lifting, loading and unloading trucks.
  • Allocate, pick, and expedite product for internal work orders.
  • Clean, organize, and restructure warehouse areas as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory levels/counts and investigate variances.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives to enhance procurement efficiency.
  • Stay updated on industry best practices and incorporate them into the procurement process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Education.

Experience:

  • 2+ years of work experience as a Procurement Specialist or similar role.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with the procurement software such as Dynamics. SAP & FIIX is a plus.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently towards deadlines with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Shipping, storage, and handling of chemicals, WHMIS and Transportation for Dangerous Goods certification an asset.
  • Inventory and warehouse experience in an industrial setting considered an asset.
  • Forklift license considered an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Recognize and implement best value sources of goods & services.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and decision makers (as required).
  • Contribute to bottom-line efficiency through communication and processes.

Offers and Benefits
Carbon Engineering offers a competitive compensation package including extended health benefits. Base Salary for an Junior to Intermediate role is $65,450 to $88,000 with additional bonus pay.

Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action. We provide hope.

Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.