Buyer in Montreal at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 5/11/2023

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Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies offers a full range of technologies and services in the design-build, operation, maintenance, modernization and management of water treatment and wastewater treatment systems and facilities. A specialist in the treatment of drinking water, process water, wastewater and stormwater management, Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc. has been serving municipalities and industries across North America since 1948.

State-of-the-art technologies

Our portfolio of over 350 technologies covers all aspects of water treatment, from online monitoring solutions to evaporation and crystallization processes, sludge treatment and power generation, state-of-the-art technologies for desalination, ultrapure water production and mobile treatment services.

Our global network and our know-how allow us to offer high value-added solutions, adapted to the needs of each of our customers.

Job Description

Reporting to the Procurement Director, the Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the active integration of the Purchasing department in all major project submission and execution procedures. He/She will have to participate in the search and qualification of suppliers while favoring those with Veolia framework agreements. He/She will participate in the analysis of suppliers' offers, in negotiations from the initial request to the firm order including the validation of T+Cs with the aim of obtaining the best prices, deadlines and quality for the supply of equipment and services.

  • Ensure the link between Purchasing, Bidding and Project Management;
  • Participate in bidding and execution kick-off meetings to identify key procurement interventions;
  • Compile a list of preferred suppliers to promote the use of framework agreements by the sales and quotation teams
  • Comparative analysis of offers and purchase recommendations;
  • Search for alternative and economical suppliers;
  • Mastering framework agreements and proposing them during kick off submissions;
  • Participate in the deployment of global framework contracts;
  • Participate in the negotiation of regional framework contracts;
  • Management of VEOLIA Paris Corporate Purchasing requests;
  • Participate in American Purchasing coordination meetings;
  • Compilation of the monthly report and purchasing KPIs;
  • Perform price requests, negotiations, and order generation;
  • Ensure the qualification and evaluation of suppliers;
  • Execute daily follow-up activities;
  • Negotiate commercial and legal contract clauses;
  • Manage complaints to suppliers, deficiencies and non-conformities;
  • Identify and correct the problems raised by the submission and the execution;
  • See to the application of quality standards and procedures (ISO);
  • Formulate recommendations for use in order to improve quality assurance procedures;
  • Convey relevant information to other departments.


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain or related field preferred;
  • 5 to 10 years in the procurement field and previous experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment is a plus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French;
  • Active negotiator;
  • Autonomous and responsible with an Analytical mind;
  • You are known to be a team player;
  • Experience with MRP using an integrated ERP system;
  • Proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.).

Additional Information

  • Social activities in the office
  • 2 days of teleworking per week & summer schedule
  • 10 paid sick days
  • 70% of group insurance coverage (intermediate plan) paid by the employer
  • Matching 6% of the employer for the simplified pension plan
  • profit sharing program
  • Reimbursement of professional membership fees

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.


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