Senior Buyer Bilingual(English/French)


Calgary, AB, CA, T2C 0A9 Houston, TX, US, 77068

Xerxes Corporation, a division of Shawcor Ltd., (Shawcor) is the largest manufacturer of underground fiberglass storage tanks in the world. With nearly 40 years of direct industry expertise, we are recognized as both a leading innovator and a trusted brand. We are always looking to add great people to the Shawcor family, people whose skills and goals match our Mission and Values. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment where integrity and passion drives operational excellence, Shawcor is for you!

The Opportunity

The Sr. Buyer will be responsible for managing all purchasing activities at one of our most challenging pipe production facilities which is based out of Anaheim California. This includes contacting and negotiating with vendors, placing PO’s, addressing discrepancies, and expediting orders as needed. The Sr. Buyer will be responsible for all spending including raw materials, parts, services, MRO, etc.

This role will also be required to support Procurement activities which include commodity management, strategic sourcing and supplier management.


In this role you will:

  • Manage all MRP based purchasing and validate accuracy of MRP data
  • Manage all non-MRP based purchasing received through requisitions and weekly cycle counts
  • Support special engineering projects with Sourcing, Agreements, NDA’s, Negotiations
  • Generate purchase orders based on quotes and requirements
  • Contact suppliers to resolve supply shortages, missed deliveries, wrong orders
  • Maintain and update a pricing/sourcing data for reference and reporting purposes
  • Liaising with vendors and Accounting to resolve any payment issues
  • Assisting the handling of defective materials or non-compliant parts through RMA and NCR procedures and ISO standards
  • Support strategic procurement activities


Special skills required: 

  • B.B.A. in Supply Chain Management from an accredited university
  • Computer proficiency including familiarity using a variety of databases and ERP, MRP, excel
  • Understand lean inventory management techniques in a manufacturing environment
  • Understand the cradle to grave purchasing cycle
  • Experience with global sourcing considered an asset
  • Capable of reading and understanding engineered drawing packages and technical requirements
  • Experience with sourcing machining and fabrication services
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Prepare financial and technical analysis for justification for high value purchases
  • Assist in continuous improvement efforts of purchasing policies and procedures
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and an exceptional attention to detail essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong ability to communicate via phone and email
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage professional vendor relationships
  • Have a strong commitment to safety and promoting a safety culture
  • Develop and maintain KPI tools and targets
  • Develop sourcing/supply strategies for high value critical purchases 

Why Choose Shawcor? We offer:

  • A challenging career with training & development opportunities
  • Group (Medical & Dental) benefits and Wellness programs
  • Group Defined Contribution Pension plan   
  • An incentive compensation program and a generous employee referral bonus
  • Established social distancing practices and additional procedures to maintain a clean and healthy workplace
  • Flexible work from home option 2 days a week, 3 days in office



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All recruiting activities are managed via our applicant tracking system. Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.


Shawcor is an equal opportunity employer.