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General information

All posting locations: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

Job Function: 02 - Procurement

Department: 02 - 03 - Direct / Indirect Material

Date Published: 20-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Scope:

The Manager- Buyer - Raw/Pack supports the Director to develop sourcing strategy (cost modeling- market analysis- business need assessment) and perform analytics (bid events- supplier negotiations and contract analysis) related to assigned categories. This position owns end-to-end analysis of categories and the supply base to determine lowest landed cost. The role requires constant engagement with suppliers and internal stakeholders in the Business Units to drive supplier performance KPI’s- resolve quality issues and generate market intelligence. This individual will work closely with Product Supply- Marketing- R&D- Quality- Operations and Procurement in support of their categories. This individual will focus on category optimization- process improvement and delivering against individual and departmental goals.

The Manager- Buyer - Raw/Pack will manage the CDN Raw/Pack spend across various procurement pillars. Be responsible for the cost management (VE- PI- Forecasting) as well as contract execution and management (including contract auditing)- supplier management (QBRs- strategic category planning) and supply risk mitigation (CFR Action plans- strategic dual-sourcing initiatives).

Responsibilities:

• Perform spend- contract and market analysis for assigned categories

• Conduct bid events- prepare bid analysis- make sourcing recommendations to strategic sourcing managers

• Generate materials in support of presentations- workshops and negotiations

• Provide necessary inputs for supply agreements and monitor compliance

• Manage supplier performance

• Ensure adherence and compliance to procurement processes and policies

• Develop and execute sourcing strategies for assigned categories

• Stakeholder communication and management

• Supplier relationship management

• Drive aggressive productivity goals and create pipeline of projects

• Capacity planning and business continuity plans

• Ensure Supplier Quality Expectations compliance

• Support innovation projects through the commercialization process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Ag Econ- Economics- Finance- Engineering desired)                  
  • Minimum 2- 3 years’ commodities and/or procurement experience required                       
  • Strong analytical skills (statistics- economics- cost modeling)
  • Organizational skills (handling workload and complexity)

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