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Powell Industries, Inc. Buyer in Acheson, Alberta

Powell People Solving Tough Problems

Welcome to Powell Canada, we are the top player in Switchgear and E-house Manufacturing, Field Services, E&I Construction and Valves Services. A career with us will challenge you to solve some very Tough problems, but in doing so you will be rewarded with growth and development.In exchange for your hard work, Powell makes sure you are taken care of with a comprehensive Salary package, RRSP matching, above average benefits, ongoing training and a professional environment.

We are located in a new facility in Acheson which is located 5 mins from Edmonton on Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail). In our facility we have for you an onsite cafeteria, outdoor courtyard, brand new offices and manufacturing facilities, as well as access to an active social club.

We are currently seeking a Buyer for a full-time, six month temporary role:

Essential Responsibilities:

·Adhere to Powell Safety Rules and assure Suppliers do the same

·Review open buy requirements, issue purchase orders, and expedite delivery of the material or service as appropriate.

·Issue purchase orders of $50,000 or less without additional approvals

·Achieve cost improvement targets assigned by Manager

·Achieve inventory reduction targets assigned by Manager

·Establish Payment Terms of not less than Net 45 days with all new suppliers. Achieve supplier PPM targets as assigned by Manager

·Promptly disposition excess and/or obsolete purchased inventory

·Monitor and maintain the Purchasing Category Value completeness and accuracy of the items assigned

·Proactively advance professional knowledge and education

·Perform other related duties as assigned


·High school diploma

·Minimum 0-2 years in a manufacturing environment

·Minimum 0-2 years in a material and/or purchasing assignment

·Good interpersonal relationship skills

·Strong analytical skills

·Good oral and written communication skills

·Good computer skills

·Must be responsible and dependable

·Attend in house and outside training sessions.

·Attend local professional associations.

·Learn policies and procedures, work instruction, ISO policies, Safety Rules and Regulations, and vendor products.

·Travel may be required.

Who we are

A subsidiary of Powell Industries out of Houston, Texas, a company with 70 years of experience and 3500 employees worldwide, Powell Canada is one of the most reputableelectrical manufacturing,valve servicingandelectrical/instrumentationcontracting companies in Western Canada. Powell Canada holds a strong industry presence with offices located in Edmonton, Acheson, Vancouver, Calgary, Nisku, Redwater, Fort McMurray, Hardisty, Lloydminster, and Saskatoon.

Powell strives to create one unified company through training, communication and leadership. We offer diversified services based on our customer’s needs, keeping us on the cutting edge of new products and services within our industry.

Your Partner in Safety

Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Powell Canada, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.