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Date:  Jan 10, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  Buyer - Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE)

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What Is The Opportunity:

Aecon’s Urban Transportation Systems division is hiring a Buyer to join the Scarborough Subway Extension Stations, Rail and Systems Project - a transformative transit infrastructure system for the Greater Toronto Area.


The successful candidate will be a key contributor to a broad array of supply chain program management initiatives to support the project. The Buyer 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. Additional responsibilities include 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 Buyer 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.


What You Will Do Here:  

  • 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 
  • Creating purchase orders and sending out to vendors
  • Purchase order confirmations 
  • 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 
  • Increase the use and refinement of Aecon’s material master data


What You Will Bring to The Team:

  • 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 fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.