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Kent Recruitment

Senior Expeditor

Canada - Calgary, Alberta
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Senior Expeditor to be based in the Calgary, AB office and report to the Director, Procurement and Contracts.

You will be part of a dynamic team responsible for planning and performing expediting activities to ensure the timely delivery of materials and equipment.

This is a two-Year Term / full time staff position.

Your responsibilities:
  • Preparing and executing the expediting plan for the project.
  • Supporting Buyers during the bid/evaluate/award phase.
  • Participating in meetings with vendors.
  • Monitoring vendor progress including submission of vendor drawings and manuals, placement of material orders, manufacturing, and preparations for delivery.
  • Supporting the approval of vendor progress payments.
  • Ensuring that any problems that may cause deviation from the technical specifications or project schedule are reported immediately.
  • Coordinating shipments, and monitoring delivery schedules and shipment processes.
  • Carrying out all expediting activities for assigned purchase orders.
  • Evaluating and recommending corrective actions to ensure that materials/equipment arrive on site in accordance with contractual and project schedule requirements.
  • Maintaining computerized systems and ensuring that changes affecting schedule and updates on material status are promptly input.
  • Producing expediting reports and ensuring follow-up on action items.
  • Monitoring and expediting the timely issuance as well as receipt and return of vendor documents.
  • Monitoring and expediting resolution of over, short, and damaged material reports related to purchased materials and equipment.
  • Participating in project team meetings, as required.
  • Participate in developing project logistic plans.
  • Ensuring compliance with all of Kent policies, practices, and standards.
  • Establishing and implementing improvements to existing methods and procedures.
  • Developing and managing vendor relationships.
  • Working with Project Procurement & Contracts Managers to ensure all terms and conditions of vendor contracts are being adhered to.
  • Participating in vendor performance evaluation.
  • Working with Project Procurement Managers and vendors to resolve communication breakdowns or issues.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with various internal parties such as Project Managers, and the Procurement, Engineering, and Construction teams.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:
  • Technical college graduation plus 10 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in refinery, midstream, petrochemical, or other heavy industries.
  • In depth knowledge of computer applications for instrument engineering design.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in technology.
  • Ability to integrate new technologies into daily work processes.
  • Experience working with other disciplines understanding their interface requirements.
  • Experience with design and/or construction of plants desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Instrumentation standards, methods, and practices.
Skills Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management or related field or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 10 years related experience in Expediting, Material Procurement, and/or Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience in an EPC or Project environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in Vendor Management Practices.
  • Strong analytical and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.
  • Self-starter and the ability to work both in a team environment and independently.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of materials management software/databases like Oracle Fusion.
  • Proven pro-active work style and attention to detail.
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