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Sr. Procurement Specialist

Oakville, ON, CA, L5R3E5

Dufferin Construction - a division of CRH Canada

Job ID:  282840 

Work Type:  Full Time Permanent 


It is a great time to join the CRH Canada team! CRH Canada is going through an exciting business transformation which demands first-class Talent Management support to drive results.

We are building a world- class team. Make your mark!

You will be a successful addition to our team if you look at change as an opportunity to develop and contribute to the business. You will be successful in your role if you like partnering with the business, presenting new ideas and providing excellent customer service.

Under the general direction of the Chief Estimator, the Sr. Procurement Specialist is responsible to ensure the most favourable vendor pricing and payment terms consistent with acceptable quality and availability, in the procurement of all materials and services for all the company’s operations.




  • Source vendors of materials, equipment and/or supplies.
  • Review all tender documents and material specifications to identify job specific material requirements.
  • Source suppliers solicit pricing and make prudent decisions regarding expenditures.
  • Negotiate contracts and provide material pricing to the Marketing department.
  • Execute purchase orders to fulfill operational needs primarily for construction materials and services.
  • Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization.
  • Review and approve Purchase Order pricing.
  • Investigate invoice pricing variance from purchase orders and amend where necessary.
  • Track significant pricing trends and forward to Marketing/Operations.
  • Manage and maintain inventory of construction materials at all Dufferin Construction yards.
  • Produce business reports for senior management detailing procurement activity and volumes as required.
  • Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function including material innovations, developments and quality standards.
  • Manage and maintain current material pricing in estimating software program


 Educational Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Business, Civil Engineering or Supply Chain Management.
  • 3-5 years progressive experience in a procurement role. 


 What Makes a Successful Candidate?


  • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals and objectives
  • Focused on details, highly organized and works effectively with shifting priorities and rapid change
  • Be a logical thinker who effectively examines events, issues and problems to generate optimal solutions in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Be technically savv; proficient in Microsoft Office package & Viewpoint & Bid2Win
  • Identifies actions, resources and timelines needed to achieve objectives
  • Fosters a sense of urgency, prioritize and allocate time appropriately to complete assigned tasks.
  • Identifies and anticipate internal customer requirements, expectations and needs
  • Proactively shares timely updates and information with relevant parties.
  • Maintain a consistent, high level of productivity and demonstrates a strong drive to achieve meaningful results.
  • Takes immediate and independent action to resolve issues or problems when they arise.
  • Communicates with impact and creates an environment in which people communicate openly and honestly 
  • Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or working towards is an asset




Why work for us?

  • You will get to work with a passionate team, driving towards a common goal of procuring quality materials and services for our operations.
  • Flexible benefits plans, Defined Contribution pension plan, vehicle reimbursement plan, annual bonuses and merit-based increases ensure that your hard work and dedication will be rewarded!
  • With parent companies in Concord, the US and Ireland, your growth potential is limitless!


About Us

Under the long established and respected name of Dufferin Construction, CRH Canada operates a multi-million construction business which provides construction services throughout Southern Ontario and on key projects across Canada.


Founded in 1912, Dufferin Construction has built a solid reputation for market excellence, drawing on a rich history and a strong heritage of quality, stability and innovative leadership in the marketplace.  Dufferin Construction is one of the largest heavy civil engineering contractors in the industry, employing over 1000 people.


Dufferin Construction offers a wide range of construction services that cater to the Heavy Civil, Commercial/Industrial, Municipal and Land Development market segments.


  • Concrete Construction Services: Concrete paving, roller compacted concrete paving, construction of retaining walls, sidewalks and curbs, barrier walls, cement stabilized base placement and Dufferin-Slipstone extruded wall system
  • Asphalt Construction Services: Asphalt paving, operate ten Asphalt hot mix plants and one portable asphalt plant 
    Excavation and Underground Construction Services: Sewer and watermain, earth excavation, earth borrow and grading and granular placement
  • Structural Construction Services: Bridge structures, retaining walls, structure rehabilitation and cast in place utility structures
  • Environmental Construction Services: Landfill reclamation and rehabilitation, and the manufacturing of recycled granular materials
  • Design Build Construction Services: Participated in some of the largest and most complex projects in the country including Sir Adam Beck Tunnel in Niagara Falls, Highway 407 and the Infield Development project at the Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Other Construction Services: Airport snow removal


Dufferin Construction builds careers. Our door is always open to hire highly skilled and motivated individuals who want to develop to their full potential while playing a key role in our future plans.  Solid growth opportunities are available that provide progression from entry level to senior management positions.  Our growth and development strategy involves defined practical experience in project management, augmented with annual training programs to accelerate career progression.

Visit our website for more information: http://www.crhcanada.com

CRH Canada Group Inc. recognizes Canada’s diverse landscape. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Date Posted:  May 12, 2021

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