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Procurement Specialist

Date:  Sep 2, 2021

Surrey, BC, CA, V3V 4G4

Company:  Sonepar
Shift Type:  Mid-Career

Texcan provides customers with high quality wire and cable products at the best value possible. As one of Canada’s largest distributor for over 40 years, we have built a reputation for going to great lengths for our customers. We supply solutions for a variety of different markets in residential, commercial, industrial and emerging green markets such as wind farms, solar energy, hydroelectric, water and waste treatments.  


We are a member of the Sonepar Group, the world’s largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees.  


Why Join Us?  

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.  
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.  
  • Be part of an ISO certified company with a strong a quality assurance program and new technologies which help you perform at your best.  
  • Attractive compensation with benefits and “other perks” such as tuition reimbursement.  
  • Employee Referral provides the opportunity to earn more while you work by referring one of the best you know.  
  • In-depth process and product training provided by a mentored approach, product knowledge sessions hosted by the Product Manager and lunch and learn meetings.  
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.  


We are seeking a Procurement Specialist at our Surrey location. This position handles day-to-day customer inquiries via Sales for non-stock items as well as inquiries for project bids and urgent requests.  The work is extremely fast-paced, very demanding, and even sometimes stressful.  Works closely with Sales to strategically develop sales proposals to maximize sales and gross margin opportunities and serves as a technical resource for the Company.


Key Responsibilities: 
A) Sales, Bids, Product Support 

  • Review and qualification of requests for quote from Sales
  • Identify and recommend appropriate products, solutions, and/or services 
  • Preparation of landed cost sheets as required by Sales

B) Sourcing & Supplier Management 

  • Research and sourcing of materials
  • Submit price & delivery requests to Suppliers
  • Negotiation with Suppliers
  • Review of vendor acknowledgements and updating of delivery status

C) Other 

  • Price adjustments for commodities
  • Troubleshooting, expediting, entry and maintenance of orders 
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Post Secondary required.
  • Business education background required
  • Proficiency in Windows OS and MS Office software required, particularly Excel and Outlook.
  • 3-4 years Industry experience and/or experience in a similar job. 
  • Demonstrated ability to organize & prioritize duties, multitask, and perform accurately, efficiently, and effectively in a high-paced work environment. Must have strong time management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully employ interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships and customer service with internal and external stakeholders and resolve conflicts 
  • Demonstrate good understanding of technology (ie: digital tools/online platforms/solutions) 
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills 


We are interested in knowing more about you! Start an exciting career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. Texcan thanks all applicants, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  


To explore and learn more about Texcan, please visit www.texcan.com.  


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