Technical Buyer in Montréal at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Veolia Water Technologies offers a full range of technologies and services in design-build, operation, maintenance, modernization and management of water treatment and sanitation systems and facilities. Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc. is a specialist in the treatment of drinking water, process water, wastewater and stormwater management and has been serving North American municipalities and industries since 1948.
Advanced technologies
Our portfolio of more than 350 technologies covers all aspects of water treatment, from on-line monitoring solutions to evaporation and crystallization processes, sludge treatment and energy production, state-of-the-art technologies for desalination, ultra-pure water production and mobile treatment services.
Our 350 exclusive technologies allow us to offer:
  • patented processes;
  • standardized products;
  • turnkey systems and;
  • engineering projects

Our global network and our know-how enable us to offer solutions with high added value, tailored to the needs of each of our customers.
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Technical Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the active participation of the Procurement Department in the tender and execution process. He/she will participate in the management and maintenance of Veolia's relationship with its different suppliers. The Technical Buyer will be actively involved in new sourcing activities requiring the search for and qualification of new suppliers.  His/Her areas of activity include negotiating to obtain the best available market prices, conditions and quality for the supply of the required equipment and services.  
  • Develop business and operational partnerships with Veolia's internal teams (Technical Services, Production, Execution Team, Logistics);
  • Demonstrate a proactive involvement in Veolia's tender bidding process by working with the estimating team in order to obtain the best offers from suppliers and thus enable Veolia to present competitive bids to their customers;
  • Collaborate with the other members of the procurement team to identify opportunities for bundled purchasing and generate economies of scale; 
  • Collaborate with the other members of the procurement team to resolve various Procurement issues and identify opportunities for process optimization when possible ;
  • Support the development of procurement strategies and ensure compliance with Veolia's Global procurement policies;
  • Complete the comparative analysis of bids, negotiate with shortlisted suppliers and present final recommendations to the involved parties.
  • Search for alternative suppliers;
  • Develop a deep understanding of Veolia's framework agreements and local agreements to make better use of them in the bidding and execution phase;
  • Participate in the compilation and monitoring of the group's objectives;
  • Manage the relationship between Veolia and its suppliers;
  • Manage complaints to suppliers, deficiencies and non-compliance reports;
  • Ensure the application of quality standards and procedures (ISO);
  • Identify and rectify problems raised by submission and execution;
  • Formulate recommendations to improve quality assurance procedures;

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrate Leadership abilities to interact with and influence multidisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Active negotiator;
  • Autonomous, responsible and with an analytical mind.
  • You are known to be a team player;
  • You are recognized for your analytical ability, your management of priorities; 
  • You are able to work under pressure and manage several files at the same time;
  • You are organized and structured in your way of working and thinking;
  • You are curious by nature and actively seek to learn and develop your skillset

  • Technical or Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering or equivalent;
  • Technical knowledge of water treatment equipment is an asset.
  • From 1 to 3 years of experience in project management, production, site management, with emphasis on negotiation/purchasing of equipment and services;
  • Computer Skills:
    • Google Suite, Smartsheet, MS Project, MS Office, the experience of working with an ERP system is an asset, good understanding of data analysis and synthesis.

  • Bilingual (French and English 100%)

  • Dynamic and competitive working conditions.
  • Offices Located in Ville Saint Laurent with parking availabilities nearby

This job description is a general description of the essential duties and main functions of the position. It is not intended to describe all the duties of the position that the individual will be required to perform. All employees are required to perform duties assigned by their supervisor. We subscribe to the principle of employment equity.
Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc. offers a dynamic environment within an international company, Veolia Environnement.
We offer enticing programs for employees as well as competitive wages, group benefits, and pensions.
Working in more than 50 countries around the world, Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc. has access to a vast array of proven and recognized technologies, supported by specialized skills and solid know-how.
For more information, please visit our website at
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Only those selected will be contacted. We support employment equity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.