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Aurora Cannabis Inc. is currently looking for an IS Buyer to manage the requirements for information technology procurement requests. Reporting to the Senior Director of Procurement, the successful candidate will support the overall needs of the business by sourcing and negotiating with new and existing suppliers to improve quality and reduce costs.  

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, business process analysis and problem solving capabilities. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

 

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with key stakeholders to understand and deliver on requirements for information technology procurement requests 

  • Manage the renewal process for subscriptions, support, and software maintenance 

  • Developing and managing the Request for Quotation process. This includes organizing, coordinating, and leading the whole process. 

  • Developing and managing POs: Review for coding, pricing and information accuracy. 

  • After POs are issued, expedite each order to ensure all items are received.  

  • Inform customers of PO issuance and any other details regarding orders 

  • Evaluating bids and negotiating pricing and terms for goods and services 

  • Maintaining records and databases containing information regarding licenses, warranties, and service agreements for hardware and software purchases 

  • Participating in cost savings tracking and continuous improvement initiatives 

  • Collaborating with internal customers/stakeholders on new projects/initiatives 

  • Develop and maintain effective and positive relationships with vendors based on quality, cost, delivery, and responsiveness. 

  • Responsible for administrative duties within the information technology procurement and inventory management function 

  • Demonstrated experience to form and maintain good working relationships with a wide network of internal and external stakeholders; some at senior levels 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

 

  • Knowledge of the information technology industry and disciplines 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required 

  • Team player skills essential 

  • Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem-solving capabilities 

  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite required 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline 

  • 3+ years of progressive information technology purchasing experience required 

  • Experience with negotiating pricing and commercial terms 

  • Experience preparing contract documents for Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Purchase and Supply Agreements preferred 

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