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Supply Chain Procurement Specialist (Buyer) - Charleston, WV 

Reference Code: 96323 


Location: United States (US) - Charleston, WV 
Job Category: Supply Chain/Procurement
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program   
Application Deadline: 12/07/2021 

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously. 

Guided by our values of safety, innovation, responsibility, collaboration and integrity, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities. 

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges. 

To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

The opportunity
Reporting to the Manager, Materials Procurement the Supply Chain Procurement Specialist is responsible for leading material procurement activities from inception to successful delivery, including vendor identification, evaluation, and selection negotiation preparation, economic analysis, and evaluating market data. The Procurement Specialist is also accountable for process improvements and must possess an ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and still meet business performance measures, timelines for procurement and sourcing activities and plan for future material and supply needs.  


The successful candidate, as part of a team, will provide support to internal clients in the supply of goods required for TC Energy's US Projects initiatives, in a timely and cost-effective manner, and using sound supply chain practices.

What you'll do

  • Lead the material procurement management of assigned projects, which are of varying levels of complexity
  • Conduct bid spreadsheet analyses and commercial evaluations of proposals; Coordinate overall evaluations with project clients.  Uses analysis in negotiations with suppliers
  • Develop, issue, and manage RFPs, RFQ, RFIs, etc.
  • Single point of contact (SPOC) pertaining to purchase orders within area of responsibility
  • Liaise with bidders, suppliers, and other internal stakeholders (supplier qualification, engineering, project team, Legal, Risk, etc.) as required
  • Brings key industry contacts and relationships for suppliers of interstate natural gas pipe, valves, fittings and other key categories
  • Fully understand all terms and conditions of all purchase orders and work within the purchase order terms and conditions in all dealings with the supplier
  • Ensure all relevant information is received to maintain SAP records
  • Ability to understand bill of materials and specifications 
  • Leads cross-functional teams 
  • Develops and executes savings opportunities, efficiencies and process improvements 
  • Interact with high levels of colleagues and management to routinely resolve issues which involve exceptional controversy or have the potential to affect a major business segment
  • Develops and presents recommendations to business leaders regarding cost drivers, supplier performance, industry trends, etc. 
  • Actively identifies future Supply Chain needs and opportunities based on data, business unit needs and market analysis 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant 4Yr. University degree and a designation in a Supply Chain Management program a strong asset
  • Strategic thinker and team player, with outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Five years Procurement experience purchasing natural gas equipment (Pipe, Valves, Fittings, Engineered Equipment, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management 
  • Technical & commercial experience in materials and services with emphasis on midstream operations (e.g. pipe, valve, fittings etc.)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience in developing relationships with a variety of stakeholders 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and achieve goals 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 
  • Experience in conducting RFPs for pipeline and facilities construction for natural gas company 
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and demonstrates strong time management and priority setting skills. 


About our business
TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 12/07/2021 using reference code 96323. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston West Virginia

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