NOW HIRING FOR PURCHASER/FLEET MANAGER
As a Purchaser and Fleet Manager, you'll be at the heart of our operational efficiency, responsible for sourcing, acquiring, and inventorying goods while overseeing the management of our vehicle and equipment fleet. Your role involves strategic procurement to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality to meet our client’s standards, combined with optimizing fleet operations to guarantee timely and reliable transportation and equipment availability.
This hybrid position requires a keen eye for negotiations, supply chain management, and knowledge of maintaining a well-functioning fleet.
This role will require the applicant to work out of our Red Deer fabrication location & also support operations on-site during turnarounds, projects, etc. when required.
Responsibilities for Purchaser / Fleet Manager
- Identify and evaluate suppliers for goods and services.
Negotiate contracts and terms to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality.
- Maintain optimal inventory levels to meet operational needs.
Monitor stock levels and reorder supplies as necessary.
- Manage the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of vehicles.
Ensure compliance with regulations, DOT logbooks compliance, etc., and maintain fleet safety standards, CVIPs of vehicles, trailers, etc.
Provide monthly updates to management on fleet performance/driver activity (GeoTab).
- Conduct cost-benefit analyses to identify opportunities for savings.
Implement strategies to reduce procurement and fleet management costs.
Supplier Relationship Management:
- Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with suppliers.
Address issues and disputes promptly to ensure smooth operations.
- Utilize data and analytics to track procurement and fleet performance.
Identify trends and areas for improvement in both procurement and fleet operations.
- Ensure adherence to company policies and industry regulations.
Implement and enforce procurement and fleet management policies.
- Collaborate with various departments to understand their procurement needs.
- For example, working with our accounting team to ensure G/L coding is accurate & that assets/purchases are being coded correctly as billable vs. non-billable.
- Coordinate with logistics and operations teams to optimize fleet utilization.
Assist our quality control department with material ordering, receiving, and inventory.
- Identify opportunities for process improvement in procurement and fleet management.
Stay updated on industry trends and best practices.
Qualifications for Purchaser / Fleet Manager
- Qualified tradesperson in Pipefitting / Welder OR a proven background in Supply Chain Management.
The ability to operate equipment, skid steer, telehandler, and forklift.
- Previous experience in procurement, with a focus on strategic sourcing is an advantage.
Previous experience in fleet management and logistics is an advantage.
- Strong negotiation skills with the ability to secure favorable terms/prices.
- Skilled in data analysis to make informed procurement and fleet management decisions.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective supplier and team communication.
- In-depth understanding of relevant regulations in procurement and fleet management.
- Experience in cost analysis and implementing cost-saving strategies.
Supplier Relationship Management:
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with suppliers.
- Strong organizational skills to manage procurement processes and fleet logistics efficiently.
- Proven ability to identify issues and implement effective solutions.
Attention to Detail:
- Keen attention to detail in managing inventory, contracts, and fleet maintenance records.
- Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and understand diverse departmental needs.
- Willingness to stay updated on industry trends and best practices in procurement and fleet management.
Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications/trade tickets.
A valid Class 5 Driver's Licence (or provincial equivalency).
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