• Purchasing Specialist

    Job Locations CA-ON-Mississauga
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Purchasing Specialist for working directly with business stakeholders and other team members develop & execute sourcing strategies that deliver continuous cost, performance and process improvement.


    • Execute sourcing projects to include; strategy development, preparation of RFP’s, supplier negotiations, business case recommendations, project management and contract execution
    • Strong analytical skills, with advanced usage of Excel, and familiar with E Sourcing tools
    • Working collaboratively with business stakeholders and team members design and implement a productivity project pipeline process to identify cost and process improvements within the direct materials category 
    • Manage and measure supplier performance against contract, manage supplier performance issues, one off and systemic
    • Perform industry benchmarking and total cost of ownership analysis to identify continuous cost & process improvements

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in Business or equivalent experience

    • Professional Qualifications CPSM, CIPS, 6Sigma preferred
    • 3-5 years of sourcing experience with a large industrial manufacturing company

    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions and proportions
    • Proficient with ERP / ORACLE solutions
    • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint 
    • Results orientated, excellent analytical, process and problem solving skills
    • Team player with initiative and a positive attitude
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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