Date:  Jul 18, 2021

Mississauga, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil East

Position Title:  Purchaser

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview

Aecon is currently seeking a Purchaser to join the H401 Expansion Project based in Mississauga, ON. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to a broad array of supply chain program management initiatives to support the project. The Purchaser is responsible for all procurement related activities and for satisfying our internal customers with superior delivery, cost, and quality, as well as tracking open orders.

The Purchaser is responsible for all Purchasing related activities and for ensuring that the delivery of materials/ services to the site occurs on time, at the right price, the first time. The Purchaser is expected to ensure that process is followed and that every effort is made to minimize the number of exceptions that would impede the velocity of the requisition to pay cycle.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the full lifecycle of purchase order activity in SAP.
  • Confirm purchase quantities and pricing with vendors.
  • Prepare and issue documents to qualified vendor (request for quotes, information, proposals, etc.)
  • Negotiate and/or aid with the negotiation of best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting the total cost of procured items or services.
  • Accountable to satisfy demand placed on the system on time.
  • Adherence to Aecon preferred supplier sourcing footprint. 
  • Accountable for driving toward a zero exception procure to pay process. 
  • Real time resolution of price, delivery, account assignment, material and service-related exceptions
  • Assist with strategic vendor reconciliations.
  • Monitor WSIB requirements for hired equipment. 
  • Liaise between site and accounts payable to ensure a smooth timely payment. 
  • Investigate blocked invoices/ MRBR reports for purchase orders with issues. 
  • Ongoing review of process flow and implement recommendations for improvement. 
  • Ongoing communication with operations team 
  • Collaborate with Aecon’s Operations personnel and supporting regional offices in obtaining materials required as needed.
  • Increase the use and refinement of Aecon’s material master data.
  • Other procurement administrative duties as required.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience within a purchasing department.
  • Experience buying in a high-volume discrete setting.
  • Technical understanding of SAP and the procure to pay process.
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Solid written, oral communication and presentation skills
  • Team player, in a fast-paced environment; comfortable interfacing with cross-functional groups
  • Independent thinker capable of taking initiative, thinking in terms of solutions and opportunities rather than problems.
  • Able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • A passion for learning and ability to pick up new applications and processes quickly.
  • Relationship builder with customer satisfaction acumen


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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