• Buyer, Capital

    Job Locations CA-SK-Saskatoon | CA-SK-Rocanville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Buyer, Capital, Saskatoon, SK or Rocanville, SK

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Nutrien is looking for a seasoned, Buyer to assist in the development and execution of procurement of site projects for Nutrien.


    Ideally, the position will be located at Nutrien’s Rocanville, Saskatchewan Operations, reporting to the Capital Procurement Manager (Potash) in Saskatoon. If the successful candidate will be based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, there is an expectation for travel to Rocanville site 20% to 80% per month depending on project activity. The successful candidate will provide senior level support to the Rocanville site’s Capital Projects teams. Support will also be provided, as needed, to other Nutrien facilities.


    The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in developing and executing major

    procurement and contracting strategies for capital projects including design, equipment, and services.


    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Capital Procurement professional.

    Key tasks:

    • Interfacing with Project Engineering, Plant Leadership teams and Business Unit executives at multiple sites.
    • Manage supplier relationships
    • Development of Procurement/contract strategies for assigned projects.
    • Leading the development of various Rfx documents and bid evaluation criteria.
    • Evaluating proposals, making recommendations and negotiating the final award of a contract.
    • Aggressively negotiating to ensure best value for Nutrien.
    • Leading vendor performance evaluations and documenting process improvements.
    • Maintaining databases for contracts, labor rates and reporting.
    • Ensuring compliance to company best practices.
    • Managing risk exposure
    • Analyzing business data and making recommendations to improve efficiencies.


    • Ability to develop relationships with client groups at all levels – practitioner, manager, executive.
    • Highly proficient in analyzing spend data.
    • Experience in process development and implementation.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, and organizational skills.
    • Superior analytical and problem -solving skills


    • 5-10 years’ experience in all phases of procurement and contracting in mining, EPC or other industrial environments.
    • SCMP designation. Or equivalent.
    • Undergrad degree
    • Extensive experience in complex RFx development and execution.
    • Extensive experience in negotiation of complex agreements for goods and services.
    • Extensive experience in project procurement in heavy industrial settings.
    • Ability to prioritize work in a very dynamic environment
    • Experience in ARIBA or Oracle
    • Training in Six Sigma or similar LEAN methodology would be an asset

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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