Buyer - New Grad - St John's NL


St John's, NL, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As part of the Procurement department, you are responsible for helping to adhere to certain purchasing guidelines based on the strategies and goals outlined by the department. You will be in charge of the purchase of materials, equipment, and services for operations and projects while aiming to assure the supply of items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible. This is to be completed by achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.

Examples of Job Responsibilities:


  • Reports to the Procurement Center Buying Group Supervisor or Team Lead
  • Processes a queue of requisitions and converts to purchase orders on a daily basis
  • Coordinate among client/functional experts on various contracting issues
  • Manage supplier relationships in conjunction with operations
  • Ensure all work associated with the development and management of orders is in compliance with applicable laws and established controls
  • Coordinates long term purchasing strategies for business line plant turn-around, projects, integrated events, etc.
  • Engages business line to collect long lead requirements and develop procurement strategies with category management .
  • Develops bid packages for spot purchases
  • Coordinates bid evaluations and identifies bundling opportunities
  • Conducts complex negotiations of pricing and general terms & conditions 
  • Addresses invoice discrepancies from the purchase order or the goods receipt and approves invoice payment for any additional freight costs not accounted for on purchase order 
  • Provides support to ensure timely invoice payment 
  • Handles any PO maintenance for orders processed (e.g. update PO text, update delivery date, etc.)





  • Recent graduate of Bachelor degree in related business curriculum required, recent defined as within past 3 years.
  • SCMP designation is preferred but not required


  • Basic MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Basic SAP proficiency is preferred
  • Organized, attention to detail, accuracy, self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and eager to learn
  • Willingness to relocate

Start date: March 2022 (negotiable)
St. John’s, NL

Your benefits

  • A  company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within. Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with senior managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities. 
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation as applicable (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.
  • If you are talented, driven, experienced, and want to make meaningful contributions that truly impact consumer experience and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • In accordance with the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, first consideration for employment will be given to qualified persons who meet the residency requirements of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador set out in the Elections Act, 1991, S.N.L. 1992 c. E-3.1.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date. Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: February 7, 2022



Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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