​Current Opportunities

Job Number: 803903

Category: Procurement

Location: Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador

Posted Date: Mar 8, 2018

Who We Are

Vale is a pioneering mining company that works with passion to discover and transform resources into the ingredients essential to people's daily lives. We are the world’s largest producer of nickel and iron ore, and a leading producer of copper, cobalt and precious metals. Headquartered in Brazil, Vale is a truly global company, operating on five continents.

In Canada, Vale’s primary business is nickel. In Newfoundland and Labrador, we currently operate an open pit mine and concentrator at Voisey’s Bay and a nickel processing plant at Long Harbour. These operations are part of Vale’s Base Metals business and are supported by the corporate office in Toronto, Ontario and offices in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Operation is currently seeking a:

Procurement Analyst II

The Opportunity:  
Responsible for executing the procurement of materials, equipment and services for operations, aiming to assure the supply of items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible, achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.

This is a full time permanent position based in Long Harbour, NL.

•    Meet the requirements of our internal customers in accordance with established procurement goals, policies and procedures
•    Assure availability of goods and services through the adherence to existing agreements and, when necessary, contract amendments or renewal.
•    Develop and implement procurement strategies
•    Work with team members and other stakeholders to develop sourcing plans
•    Prepare RFP packages and carry out sourcing in accordance with industry best practices using e-marketplace tools.
•    Analyze the submitted proposals from a commercial perspective and negotiate contract terms and conditions which are favorable to Vale and seek to reduce the company’s risk exposure
•    Formulate award recommendations and facilitate approval
•    Create appropriate agreement type with good understanding of the scope of work and commercial structure
•    Develop and maintain positive working relationships and conduct business in a confident, objective, and diplomatic manner
•    Oversee vendor management process throughout the life of the contract, ensuring compliance and performance
•    Represent Vale’s Procurement Organization in meetings with a variety of internal and external customers
•    Administer all jobs, contracts and related documentation with due diligence and integrity, adhering to all legal and company policies and procedures.
•    Create, develop and control reports, research and other administrative activities.
•    Analyze indicators, bottleneck mapping and process improvement mapping.
•    Identify business risks and initiate steps to mitigate
•    Provide leadership in the preparation of sourcing documents
•    Co-ordinate and manage all activities during sourcing cycle including clarification questions and issuance of addenda
•    Carry out basic needs analysis, identify opportunities, develop and implement strategies

•    An Undergraduate Degree or College Diploma within a related discipline preferred;
     o    Business or Engineering preferred.
•    Certification in a professional association (P. Eng., SCMA) an asset

•    5-7 years’ experience related to procurement;
     o    Experience from mining, petrochemical or heavy manufacturing industry is preferred
•    SAP experience an asset

Knowledge and Skills:  
•    Strong knowledge of procurement principles and processes, Canadian contract law, commercial terms and supporting business systems and tools.
•    Understand RFP processes, protocols and industry best practices.
•    Strong analytical skills and experience in the use of analytical tools such as MS Excel, pivot tables, VLOOKUP.
•    Strong understanding of Category Management concepts and the ability to take ownership of assigned commodities and categories.
•    Strong relationship management skills, both with internal clients and suppliers.
•    Capable of taking on new and progressive responsibilities and projects while re-prioritizing as business and procurement needs change.
•    Experienced in working with teams to achieve business goals.
•    Organized, self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
•    High performing, innovative, and collaborative team player.
•    Committed to Health, Safety & Environment.

When applying online, please ensure you attach proof of your educational requirements listed above.

For more information please visit our website at
Vale is an equal opportunity employer.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018