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Buyer/Warehouse Technician

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Job Title: Buyer/Warehouse Technician
Location: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Western Canada, Canada
Company: Nutrien Ltd.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type:
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Buyer/Warehouse Technician  - (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada)
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
Ft. Saskatchewan Warehouse Technician/Buyer reports to Redwater & Ft. Saskatchewan Warehouse Supervisor who reports to Redwater & Ft. Saskatchewan Procurement Manager.
What you will do:
Warehouse Technician Role (50%)
  • Ensure safe and efficient operations of all warehouses
  • Handle all aspects of the warehouse operations including shipping, receiving, issuing, and storage of materials
  • Verify receipt of materials from suppliers.  Confirm packing list material description, manufacturer, part number of item and quantities shipped by the Vendor match the information on the purchase order.  Communicate any discrepancies found.  Perform goods receipt in the business ERP (SAP) on a timely basis and follow best practices
  • Ensure receipts, MTRs, MSDS etc. are stored as per procedures
  • Monitor reservations for goods issue.  If applicable, pick the parts/quantity from picklist for delivery
  • Perform monthly physical inventory counts
  • Assist Buyers with vendor managed inventory programs                                                                             
  • Assist maintenance and operations groups with organizing material requirements for projects or during planned and unplanned plant outages and turnarounds
  • Continuously monitor, optimize, and improve warehouse efficiency and work with Buyers to ensure consumable inventory levels in VMI and Vending Machines are maintained                                                                                                                                               
  • Implement and steward Corporate Materials Management Best Practices
  • Proper handling of all goods including dangerous good shipments and other quality control requirements
  • Must be able to judge if loading or unloading of freight is unsafe and must be willing to stop work
  • Ensure materials stored in the warehouse are maintained in the SAP material master data base in accordance with Strategic Procurement Best Practices and site-specific policies
  • Operate forklift and related equipment in a safe manner for material handling
Buyer Role (50%)
  • Support site-level Procurement activities, category agreements execution and cost management for operating and capital expenditures as applicable
    • Fully utilize centrally developed Procurement Policy, aligned business processes and enabling systems, and the strategic procurement methodology and procedures
    • Optimize purchasing within his/her area of responsibility for cost, delivery, and quality
  • Support Nutrien internal customers (“end users”) as the Procurement Business Partner
    • Facilitate and support meeting the end users’ needs resulting from use of the center led strategic procurement process for sourcing and buying local goods and services as necessary
    • Provide procurement specific support to local site-based end users to complete material requisitions correctly and completely
    • Flawlessly execute the P2P process quickly and accurately to source required goods and services
    • Reorder materials as needed based on specific requests within defined spend limits and at defined reorder points by using the procurement aligned business processes and supporting systems
  • Support and manage local supplier relationships
    • Lead periodic performance, business, and financial reviews with local suppliers. Ensure that suppliers are informed of their performance results and appropriate resolutions are identified and executed (when needed)
    • Process invoices in a timely manner following Nutrien procurement policy and procedures
    • Address inquiries from suppliers and engage appropriate stakeholders as required
  • Meet individual and department goals & objectives targets identified by management
  • Perform additional tasks as defined by the Site Procurement Manager and Warehouse Supervisor
  • Approval/amendment of material requisitions, purchase orders, and invoices within limited parameters specified by site management and laid out in procurement policy documents
What you will bring:
    Minimum ~4 years relevant industry experience in procurement and warehousing related functionsMust be able to lift 50 poundsForklift Operations
  • Certifications in disciplines such as Procurement (SCMP/CPSM), Inventory Management preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Forklift and narrow aisle forklift used – certification and safe work
  • Ability to use warehouse equipment (forklift, pallet jack, hand jack)
  • To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
    Job Post Date: 08/16/19
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