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Purchasing Lead

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 21602 

Job Category: Procurement 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


The Purchasing Lead is involved from the planning/initiation phase of projects until close-out of all purchasing packages and relates to the acquisition of materials and equipment in support of engineering and construction management. Purchasing interfaces primarily with Engineering and aligns its activities with Expediting, Vendor Quality Surveillance, Logistics, Site Materials Control, Project Controls and Construction.  


The Purchasing Lead is experienced in the discipline of materials/equipment acquisition including the purchase of tagged, bulk and engineered materials for projects and carries out the “Formation and Award” as well as “Administration and close-out” work processes of all purchase orders in accordance with the project requirements. The Purchasing lead is the owner of the purchasing process from the planning/initiation stage to close-out.


Depending on the Project size and need the Purchasing Lead may be the sole practitioner and therefore responsible for all Procurement functions and their related deliverables.

From time to time the Purchasing Lead will participate in Business Development Proposal efforts including Procurement Execution Plan write-ups and the associated man-hour estimating.



  • Responsible for developing the Project Procurement Execution Plan
  • Responsible for implementing purchasing procedures and templates/documents to be used on the project
  • Responsible for managing the following objectives and deliverables:  
    • Establish General terms and condition suitable for the project
    • Preparation of Bidder’s List for approval 
    • Obtain and verify Technical bid documents to ensure that specification are compatible commercial documentation to form a cohesive Bid document 
    • Manage the bidding process including technical queries from Bidders and issuance of addenda. 
    • Prepare and issue purchase orders 
    • Ensure proper control and methodology of contractual change notice to Purchase Order Revision, claims and/or backcharges 
    • Ensures proper process of Progress Payment validation in support to Accounting for payment approval 
    • Ensures that all purchase orders are closed out in accordance with project specific procedures/requirement
  • General Managerial Duties:
    • Provide supervision, training and assistance to team members 
    • Provides updates and reporting to Project Manager on procurement performance metrics such as cost, negotiated savings, low cost country sourcing and schedule 
    • Assists with resource planning, specifically with regards to staffing purchasing personnel 



  • Extensive experience in an EPCM project environment on capital projects, specifically purchasing of project material (tagged, engineered and bulk)
  • Experience and contractual knowledge base with regards to the drafting of commercial terms and conditions
  • Excellent understanding of procurement processes and corporate governance principles 
  • Knowledge and experience with material expediting, vendor quality surveillance, logistics and site material control




We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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