Buyer, Sub-Contracting


Montreal, QC (Canada)

Job Description


Reporting to the Manager, Procurement Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and return of materials sent out for sub-contracting operations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Process shop orders and clarify specifications for sub-contractor operations.
  • Prepare purchase sub-contractor operations such as machining, welding repairs, surface treatment, chroming, and non-destructive testing.
  • Work closely with the Planning Department to ensure proper execution shop order translation into purchase orders.
  • Ensure that the required material arrives on the appointed date at the right location and that it meets the agreed quality.
  • Rigorously track orders and expeditions through thorough organization.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with suppliers, evaluate vendor performance, and utilize different vendor sources to fill material requirements.
  • Maintain tracking system for controlling open orders, and supplier on-time deliveries.
  • Provide quick support and resolutions when supplier quality deviations arise by interfacing with sub-contractors and Velan Quality Department.
  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with all internal stakeholders such as Value Stream Managers, and Planning, Project Management and Quality departments.
Working Condition
  • Office type environment.


  • Diploma of college studies (Quebec Cegep) in procurement management or the equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience related to buying in sub-contracting and purchasing.
  • Experience in the valve industry is an asset.
  • Fluent in French and English (oral and written).
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Ability to understand drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Resources Planning, specifically Infor LN.
  • Knowledge of metal processing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to work autonomously and take initiatives.
  • Ability to demonstrate persistence and resourcefulness.
Enabling Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of internal and/or external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Drive for Results
Takes actions to meet and exceed goals and expectations; is bottom-line oriented; strives for continuous improvement to make products, services, and work practices more efficient and effective; steadfastly pushes self for results.
Teamwork & Cooperation
Is willing and able to work cooperatively and supportively with colleagues; develops positive and open relationships with team members to solve problems and achieve business goals.
Flexibility & Change
Is able to adapt and respond positively to a variety of situations and people to meet changing priorities; adapts to new ways of working to deliver the desired results.
Continuous Learning
Is able to learn quickly when facing new problems; is a relentless and versatile learner; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence of complex situations.
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