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BWX Technologies, Inc. Buyer II in Oakville, Ontario

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Requisition Number: ​​​​​​​50763

We are looking for a Buyer II for our facility in Oakville, Ontario.


To purchase assigned commodities and services (a wide variety of standard and special items) to proper specifications for function intended, from the best qualified supplier and assuring maximum return (lowest cost, highest quality, on-time delivery, etc.) for each dollar spent is obtained, all within ethical purchasing practices and Company policy.


Commodities & Services Purchasing

  • Purchase assigned commodities and services.

  • Obtain vendor quotations for materials, equipment, services, etc.

  • Review and analyze quote to ensure clarity and accuracy of technical and commercial items.

Qualified Suppliers Sourcing

  • Visit with suppliers to stay current with vendor capabilities.

  • Develop strategic product/commodity procurement and develop new vendors considering all business factors including technical, market, commercial, scheduling and quality factors.

On Time Delivery

  • Review purchase requisitions to assure scope is properly specified.

  • Ensure sufficient lead times are given.

  • Maintain internal interface.

  • Coordinate the shipment of free issue materials as required.

Supplier Information

  • Review cost estimates with Proposal Management personnel in order to prepare cost estimate for commodities and services required for the proposal.

  • Create Purchase Commitment form and review supplier bids for vendor selection.

Cost Reduction

  • Maintain an on-going value analysis and cost reduction effort for the assigned commodities.

  • Expedite all open orders and search for potential suppliers, negotiating cost reduction with existing supply base.

Contract Administration

  • Arrange and participate in meetings between suppliers and BWXT engineering, operations, and project management personnel.

  • Provide supplier corrective action resolution and supplier quality improvement.


  • Ensure compliance with applicable external codes, regulations and guidelines as well as internal standards set by BWXT.


  • Follow all company policies and health and safety procedures.

  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times when required

  • Report any personal workplace injuries to direct supervisor immediately.

  • Report safety issues to direct supervisor as soon as possible.

  • Maintains an acceptable level of performance by following established policies and procedures and participate in continuous improvement efforts by supporting and implementing new ideas.

  • Sets a positive example by maintaining a respectful attitude, cooperating with co-workers, management, and internal and external customers.

  • Be a productive team member and help meet established departmental and Company goals.

  • Report to work for your regularly scheduled shifts on time and ready to work.

  • Effectively give and receive feedback and willingly ask questions and seek direction when needed.

  • Willingly accepts responsibility of sharing skills and knowledge with other employees.

  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Post Secondary education in Purchasing, Logistic, Supply Chain Management or related program.

  • 5-10 years’ experience in supply management.

  • CPP enrollment preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing standards and regulations an asset.

  • Knowledge of department procedures and QAM/QPM.

  • Supplier relationship development, negotiation skills, excellent written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively within teams.

  • Basic product knowledge and understanding of BWXT’s business processes.

  • Proficient in most business related software applications.

  • Some capability with regard to risk management and quality tools.

The base salary range for this position in Ontario at the start of employment is expected to be between $65,000 and $102,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment.