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WSP Canada

Project Buyer - Expeditor

Montreal, QC
Full Time
6 days ago
Responsible for purchasing functions for project-based team(s). Complete assigned work by ensuring quality, meeting schedule, following procedures / workflows and budget for assigned projects.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:
  • Clear understanding of procurement procedures/workflows and how they relate to Client-specific and/or project requirements.
  • Responsible for tasks varying in nature and urgency, such as:
    • Bid package (RFQ) preparation, issue and clarifications.
    • Project bid list development.
    • Bid evaluation support (Commercial and Technical)
    • Negotiation
    • Issuing PO's or PReq's (with approval)
  • Work closely with Project Managers and Responsible Engineer.
  • Work with the Team Lead to refine the projects purchasing needs.
  • Support Team Lead or Manager - SCM on change management process.
  • Work directly with expeditors to correct delivery slippages and manage change orders. Communicate delays and schedule conflicts with Project Team.
  • Collaborate with relevant 'key working relationships,' such as Client procurement representatives and vendors, to ensure all procurement activities regarding PO's have been addressed and covered off.
  • Closeout PO's once all contractual and procedural requirements have been met.
  • Manage deadlines and ensure appropriate communication is provided (to relevant parties) when schedule conflicts arise.
  • Administer and electronically distribute specified reports to Clients and/or engineering staff members.
  • Expected to work with all levels of the organization in a cohesive manner.
  • Typically responsible for Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Controls packages with a design component
  • May be responsible for complex packages with the support of Senior / Lead Buyer
  • Carry out expediting activities on packages, as needed.
  • Ensure timely submission and return of documents.
  • Monitor fabrication progress and delivery.
  • Initiate corrective actions by involving the right stake holders to mitigate any delays.
  • Reporting and filing.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Fluency in French and English (Bilingual )
  • Able to communicate, understand, express and apply basic technical, business or administrative concepts.
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Decision and problem-solving ability.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and efficiently respond to changing priorities.
  • Accepts coaching, knowledge and support from more experienced staff.
  • Degree, diploma or certificate in Supply Chain Management or other applicable area.
  • 4 - 10 years previous industry experience.
  • Previous experience in an EPCM environment on Energy, Mining, Industrial and Infrastructure projects
  • Highly proficient in MS Office including training with SCM software(s) will be an asset.

Measures of success
  • Health & Safety
  • Meeting targets and deadlines
  • Achievement of individual business objectives
  • Seek out assistance and ask questions of company leaders and experts
  • Lead by example and promote a positive environment rooted in communication, ownership and camaraderie
  • Maintain an flexibility when receiving constructive feedback and apply recommendations towards self-improvement.
  • Build and maintain WSP's brand/reputation both internally and externally

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

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