Purchasing Specialist, Contracts Job in Vernon for Tolko | Jobs.ca

Purchasing Specialist, Contracts

July 29 2022
Industries Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Project management, Business analysis, Purchasing, Procurement, Contracts, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Vernon, BC

Purchasing Specialist, Contracts
Vernon, BC

Are you a Purchasing Specialist with a passion for contracts if so we would love to connect.

The Purchasing Specialist, Contracts is responsible for supplying Bid and Contract Services for the acquisitions of goods and services as directed or required by business unit stakeholders and Managers of projects. This position will analyze proposals for best value, while addressing elements of safety, risk, quality, and schedule that satisfies the needs of business units and stakeholders, while working with corporate procurement on initiatives that would benefit overall company cost savings and effectively use purchasing resources within the company.

Reporting to the Corporate Procurement Manager, the Purchasing Specialist, Contracts will negotiate agreements with suppliers and provide sound and effective contract leadership to senior management and division purchasers, participate in exchange and implementation of best practice across Tolko business units, monitor and evaluate contractor and supplier performance indices, and communicate and correspond with legal counsel to ensure that risks to the company are minimized and within contractual commitments.

What We’re Looking For:

  • The incumbent will possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior procurement position
  • Bachelor of Commerce and SCMP designation with the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) or equivalent preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Forestry and/or relevant manufacturing experience and Project Management Procurement experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably JD Edwards
  • Self-starter, customer oriented, and demonstrates effective interpersonal, organizational and time management abilities

What We Offer:

  • An unyielding commitment to your personal safety
  • Competitive pay and exceptional benefits
  • The opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • A positive, dynamic, and inclusive work environment
  • An open, innovative culture with diverse opportunities
  • A commitment to investing in our people through training and development
  • The chance to live (and play) where you work

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Who We Are:

With state-of-the-art operations across western Canada, Tolko is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world. For over 60 years, our family-owned company has been recognized by customers and business partners for being reliable, flexible, efficient and offering quality products. With the third generation of family leadership, we’re continuing that legacy today in our divisions throughout western Canada and joint ventures in the Southern United States.

At Tolko, our values, vision and mission aren’t just what we believe. They’re how we work, live and serve our customers every day. Fundamental to our success is a diverse and committed workforce that thrives on change, building relationships, and a drive toward excellence.

Grow Here, Achieve More:

When you join Tolko, you’ll develop your skills and be encouraged to pursue diverse opportunities with a company that’s built on integrity, respect, and provides employees with the inclusive environment, support and opportunity to build great lives.


Tolko has implemented a Vaccination Policy that applies to all Vernon office employees. The policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. If you are unable to be fully vaccinated, you may be eligible to request an accommodation under provincial human rights legislation.

If this position sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to hear from you! Applications will be accepted at www.tolko.com until the position is filled.

To protect the privacy of your personal information, please ensure that when you apply, you are directed to Tolko’s job board at My Job Search (ultipro.ca) or Careers | Tolko Industries.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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