Procurement Officer

ABOUT IRON & EARTH

Iron & Earth is a worker-led, non-profit organization that was formed around the lunchroom tables of the oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies.

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience. 

ABOUT THE JOB 

Iron & Earth is looking to hire a highly skilled individual that will help to source and procure all equipmentants and materials needed within our projects. Due to the variety of our projects and initiatives, the items that must be sourced differ from project to project. The person will be responsible for maintaining existing and building new relations with the suppliers. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing and supervising employees and all activities of the purchasing department;
  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies;
  • Following and enforcing the organization’s procurement policies and procedures;
  • Reviewing, comparing and analyzing products and services to be purchased;
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts;
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers;
  • Periodically review and ensure that acquisitions adhere to the set budget lines;
  • Monitor and track the markets activity with regards to specific equipments;
  • Create and implement an inventory monitoring system;
  • Prepare and submit  periodic procurement reports to the Finance Director;

APPLICANT QUALITIES  

  • Degree in accounting, business management or in a similar field preferred;
  • 2+ years of experience as a procurement officer or in a similar position;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software ;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills;
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills ;
  • Supervisory and management experience;
  • Attention to detail;

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 

Compensation and hours

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Location

Anywhere in Canada, as we are a completely remote organization.  Work hours should overlap with the Eastern time zone. 

How to apply

If you want to make a change in the world we live in, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] . Please include in your email how you heard about this opportunity. Due to the high number of applicants, only selected candidates will be contacted. 

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience.

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.