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Buyer (1 year term)

Accounting/Finance/Human Resources
19000006 Requisition #
Position Overview:
Entrust Datacard is looking for an experienced Buyer with a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the life cycle of Entrust Datacard’s acquired hardware & software solutions for both the direct and indirect side of the business. They will review internal expectations, understand market forces and use this information to drive lowest total cost while meeting quality, project timelines and service expectations.
  • Process purchasing requisitions from internal stakeholders and turn those requisitions into purchase orders within ERP system.
  • Manage products and purchase orders within the ERP system, including ensuring information is correct, attributes setup for receiving and accounts payable.
  • Manage RMA’s including root cause analysis.
  • Troubleshoot PR and PO issues for internal stakeholders and assess whether escalation to is necessary.
  • Supports internal customers in processing requisitions for expensed materials and capital equipment as required; act as backup for other Purchasing members.
  • Assist internal stakeholders with other supply chain processes. IE. Sourcing goods or services, adding a new supplier, payment process, etc.
  • Review, maintain, and improve process documentation.  
  • Manage the terms and conditions of supplier and partner relationships and assist with negotiating.  Administer and manage supplier contracts to ensure compliance externally and internally.
  • Assist with implementing supplier agreements by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach consensus on contract terms and conditions.
  • Support New Product Introduction and Product End of Life activities so as to optimize service levels and excess / obsolete exposure.
  • Assist with Influencing suppliers’ processes, technology decisions and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for Entrust Datacard and its suppliers.
  • Assist with Supplier and internal improvement initiatives as necessary.
  • Ensures product availability in support of requirements for assigned products. Highlights potential shortfalls and establishes actions to mitigate impact.
  • Generate RFI/RFP’s
  • Effectively use systems and processes to measure, monitor, manage any impact of supplier performance
  • Participate in supplier assessments
  • Respond to daily email and ERP messages in a timely manner.
  • Travel will be required (<10%) on occasion.
Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS Degree and/or supply chain management certification or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience, preferably in an IT environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience using the Purchasing Module of a Tier 1 ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, Sun, or similar
  • Strong skills in MS Excel (ie; formulas, pivot tables, v-lookups)
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, strong sense of urgency
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships and collaborating with internal key stakeholders within the organization
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in Canada
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project management skills
  • Oracle experience
  • Purchasing experience in a Global Supply Chain environment
    About Entrust Datacard
    Our growing company relies on curious, dedicated and innovative colleagues to anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust Datacard technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers. Each year, our solutions secure billions of transactions — and every day, our technologies issue and manage more than 10 million secure identities. How do we do all of this? Together.
    Join us. Together we’ll create solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure life.
    For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.comFollow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
    Entrust Datacard encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  Contact Nicole Mair at or 613-270-3490 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.
    Entrust Datacard Limited is an EOE/People with Disabilities employer.

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