Procurement Specialist

Corunna, Ontario, Canada

Job Reference 1239085

Location Corunna, Ontario, Canada

Industry Process - Polymers

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 28, 2024

Airswift is seeking a Procurement Specialist to work for a major Petrochemical client in Corunna, ON. This is a 12-month contract with the possibility of being extended, in a hybrid position, working Mondays & Fridays from home.

  • Develop enterprise-wide category strategies to achieve savings, generate value, and improve both quality and service levels by identifying areas of opportunity such as product standardization or supplier consolidation
  • Provide leadership to the business in the areas of strategy development, negotiation and contracting
  • Provide category expertise to the business, and seek expertise from the business, as required
  • Develop competitive bid documents through collaboration with stakeholders and content experts to support the agreed upon contracting strategies
  • Oversee category spend activity including purchase requests, to determine appropriate action plan (I.E., source strategically, source tactically, user purchase, etc.)
  • Drive standardization and use of procurement best practices
  • Partner with Category Managers to maintain competitive market data to ensure Company’s has an excellent understanding of the supply market, which will further be used for benchmarking and analysis 
  • Communicate market trends, risks, and opportunities to key stakeholders and work collaboratively to develop mitigating solutions for project vulnerabilities
  • Effectively work with business groups as a trusted advisor to determine desired product/service specifications and projected demand, when developing action plans
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create innovative win-win customer and supplier strategies
  • Coordinate with fellow Procurement Specialists to lead cross-functional teams and execute projects by assisting with sourcing strategy, negotiations, supplier selection, and overseeing contract execution
  • Execute SRM process including supplier stratification, governance, performance management, and development
  • Lead CI projects to improve supplier performance, innovation, and overall value
  • Proactively identify category specific opportunities and recommend key actions to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Participate or Lead improvement initiatives that maximize profitability, while working with stakeholders to develop sourcing strategy options and overall approach to the market

  • The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, or Business Management with a minimum of 5+ years related experience and a progressive record of professional development OR a combination of post-secondary education and a Professional Designation (I.e. Certified Purchasing Manager, PMP, CSCMP) with 10+ years related experience in the following areas: Strategic Sourcing/Procurement, Performance Measurement, Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Category Management, Business Analysis, Spend Analysis, Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Experience in SAP-ARIBA ERP system and e-sourcing tool and advanced MS Excel skills is considered a strong asset. The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in the procurement of Materials and Services in a manufacturing and construction environment, handling specific categories including but not limited to: Fabrication &Materials, Professional Services, Property Services, and Gases, Lubricants & Oils, Engineering.  

Work Schedule
  • Monday to Friday, 8-hour shifts, 40 hours/week.

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