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Procurement Specialist

Vacancy Details

Title / Position

Procurement Specialist




Thorsby, AB

Vacancy Description

Blue Falls Manufacturing (“BFM”) is currently seeking a full-time Procurement Specialist to join its Supply Chain and Logistics team at its corporate headquarters in Thorsby Alberta (4549 – 52 Street, T0C 2P0). Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for leading sourcing initiatives, conducting market tenders, negotiating and facilitating RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs, handling of the full purchase order process, risk and data management, and supporting the development of the procurement team and function. We are looking for an experienced supply chain professional who is meticulous, methodical, and process driven.

Work/life balance is part of BFM’s philosophy – Supply Chain and Logistics works Monday thru Friday, typically 7:30AM to 4:00PM (hours subject to minor fluctuation based on operational requirements).

We offer health and dental benefits after 90 days of employment, as well as RRSP matching after 180 days. At BFM there are numerous cross-training and developmental opportunities available; we promote from within when possible, and believe that the more you know, the more you grow!


  • Lead assigned sourcing initiatives varying in terms of scope and scale.
  • Conduct market tenders and manage the evaluation across a cross functional team to determine supplier selection.
  • Report on and facilitate Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP) inquiry and bid requirements according to established strategic interests. As required, work with vendors to negotiate the best price and service levels possible according to established requirements.
  • Obtain / file purchasing master data information and input master data into document and information management systems according to established conventions and procedures.
  • Responsible for purchase order (PO) input and the review of purchase orders and/or purchase order agreements to ensure proper down-flow of prime terms and conditions prior to issuance. Communicate with finance and budget owners to ensure all budgetary and expenditure requirements are met prior to PO issuance. Coordinate and communicate with providers to ensure transportation is arranged to meet requirements.
  • Systematically review all purchase orders to ensure they meet requirements. Continuously monitor, track and report on order progress against planned requirements. Plan, create, and process timely requisitions and purchase orders for raw materials.
  • Archival of full purchase process for every PO issued in adherence with documentation and information management system record-keeping procedures, including all data related to PO coordination and approval, correspondence among parties, and documentation.
  • Process returns according to identified requirements. Archival of full purchase return and return material authorization order documentation and correspondence according to established document and information management systems.
  • Investigate and/or constructively escalate and recover from backorder, damage or delay issues and communicate outcomes to impacted stakeholders. Support inventory team in completion, tracking and resolution of overage, shortage, and damages (OSD).
  • Maintain and deliver reporting requirements per GL, per department, per material type, per internal KPI requirement, and per vendor / service provider KPI requirement as required.
  • Support in the development and monitoring of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the procurement function. Assist in the development and administration of educational and training materials for the procurement function.
  • Help oversee additional purchasing duties including performing research; risk management activities; gathering statistical data and analyzing financial impacts; verifying bid submissions; assisting in the facilitation of evaluations and award recommendations and preparing and issuing legal agreements and contract documents.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, but also collaboratively in a team setting
  • Meticulous and process-driven; organized with strong administrative/record-keeping skills
  • Mathematical skills to help manage various data-driven aspects of purchasing and inventory
  • Well-honed interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills to deal with procurement/purchasing/supply chain issues, discrepancies, etc.
  • Adaptable, agile; able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle materials manually
  • Leadership skills: ability to coach and mentor others effectively
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Readily able take on new tasks and challenges
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Physically fit with good mobility and manual dexterity
  • Able to sit or stand for sustained durations

Computer Proficiency:

  • Intermediate level MS proficiency (Excel)
  • Proficiency with ERP systems as they relate to inventory, procurement, and accounting applications i.e. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Oracle ERP Cloud, Navision, Business Central (BC18), etc.
  • Internal parts inventory system usage, RFID or similar system


  • 5+ years’ end to end supply chain experience encompassing logistics, inventory, and procurement


  • Bachelor of Business, Major in Supply Chain; Master of Business in Supply Chain
  • APIC CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, or CTSC; Supply Chain Canada SCMP
  • Experience will be considered in lieu of education


  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Work Environment/Conditions:

  • Hours of work 7:30AM to 4:00PM, negotiable within reason; potential overtime required
  • Indoor and Outdoor; primarily indoor, office/desk work with requirement to attend warehouse, and/or production facilities as needed
  • Occasional exposure to fluctuating weather/temperatures; potential exposure to inclement weather
  • May be exposed to dust/particulates, varying noise levels, and possibly chemicals/fumes


  • Reliable personal transportation to commute to and from work
  • Ability to travel to various company locations if required
  • Own steel-toed footwear required; all other PPE provided by the company

Please submit your resume via email or in person to the HR Department at Blue Falls Manufacturing:

– Via email to:
– In person at: 4549 – 52 Street Thorsby, Alberta T0C 2P0


BFM is an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity in our workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


Posting Closing Date:

Until suitable candidate is found