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Procurement Specialist

June 16 2021
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Purchasing, Procurement, Contracts, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Saint John, NB

Job Summary

Procurement specialists are responsible for developing and maintaining both new and existing professional relationships with suppliers in the process of sourcing goods and materials. The focus of this job is to support the business and ensure operational efficiency, profitability and safety. This position focuses on the Strescon business line, however there will be constant collaboration with affiliated procurement specialists within the OSCO Construction Group, giving the team a strong and versatile supporting structure.


  • Purchase raw materials, consumables, parts, equipment and services
  • Conduct price negotiations with suppliers
  • Identify and source new suppliers
  • Evaluate supplier performance
  • Expedite the delivery of purchased items
  • Set up and maintain purchase and work order systems
  • Identify areas for improvement in current processes and implement strategic changes focused on efficiency and profitability
  • Collaborate with other Procurement Specialists across the OSCO group of companies
  • Co-ordinate with other internal departments to identify procurement requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration (or a related field). Applicants with relevant experience will also be considered
  • Experience in purchasing is preferred
  • Experience in supply chain and logistics is considered a strong asset
  • SCMP/SMT/APICS Certification (or interest in pursuing additional training relevant to department needs)
  • Knowledge of One World ERP (JD Edwards) is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Collaborative approach to the work environment with strong, effective communication skills

As a member of the OSCO Construction Group, we offer a comprehensive compensation package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, RRSP and tax-free savings account options. Additionally, we offer educational scholarships to children of employees, health & wellness programming, celebratory events and employee sport team sponsorships.

About OSCO

The origins of the OSCO Construction Group go back to 1955 when Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since that time, the OSCO Construction Group has grown to encompass four main operating sectors: Steel, Concrete, Construction and Corporate. Within these sectors lie an ever-expanding number of companies and divisions, serving a growing market area and employing over twelve hundred employees.

The OSCO Construction Group prides itself not just in embracing change, but in leading it. We drive this change by maintaining our vision to be fast, be global and be connected. All of our sectors are committed to: conducting business with integrity and fairness; continuous education & training of our employees; improving our processes; focusing on our customers’ needs; and, providing top quality products & services. network