Corporate Procurement & Sourcing Specialist

Subsidiary: Colas Canada Inc.

Colas is a Canadian leader in transportation infrastructure - materials, construction, and maintenance. From roads to rail, airports to ports, we build some of the most important projects that connect our communities.

Backed by our network of Colas companies across Canada and the Colas Group worldwide, Colas offers a wide range of innovative and sustainable solutions for the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure.

Join the largest transportation infrastructure group in the world and help connect Canada. 

Corporate Procurement & Sourcing Specialist

 

 

LOCATION: Toronto Head Office - 4950 Yonge St, Suite 2400, Toronto, ON M2N 6K1


STRUCTURE: Potential for hybrid work model (2 days remote work/week) 


REPORTING TO: Corporate Director – Procurement & Supply Chain


BENEFITS: Pension, comprehensive benefits, health spending account, annual bonus, employee discounts for national retailers.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Corporate Procurement and Sourcing Specialist will work closely with the Corporate Procurement and Supply Chain Director and internal stakeholders and be responsible for managing and developing sourcing strategies for materials, assets, and services used in the construction industry. This position will develop, administer, and evaluate the Strategic Sourcing Process for assigned categories and will be responsible for developing critical internal and external relationships.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 


•    Manage and develop supplier performance, relationships, and agreements for assigned categories while collaborating with stakeholders to create a competitive advantage for Colas Canada.
•    Manage cross-functional teams using an examination of historical spend data, market research and cost modeling to identify and leverage high-value opportunities that deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational efficiencies, and risk mitigation to the business.
•    Interact and collaborate with internal business partners in procurement and proposal preparation activities.
•    Develop procurement roadmaps that support subsidiaries' procurement and supply objectives.
•    Develop negotiation strategies for large contracts, work with legal counsel to identify and incorporate appropriate levels of commercial protection and conduct negotiations to achieve the best possible outcome for Canada.
•    Leverage national and global company spend to optimize financial outcomes for the organization.
•    Provide market and opportunity reviews to stakeholders.
•    Prepare and negotiate contract terms and conditions for agreements.
•    Review contract documents to determine contractual obligations, preparing recommendations regarding acceptance or modifications.
•    Identify, vet, and select new vendors and services.
•    Establish and maintain professional relationships with suppliers based on the highest ethical business practices.
•    Act as the primary liaison to suppliers within assigned categories and use market research and spend analysis tools to evaluate supplier performance.
•    Identify and anticipate business needs; develop recommendations and solutions.
•    Develop, manage, and influence policy implementation related to supplier commitments.
•    Collect, evaluate, and develop a sourcing plan and conduct sourcing activities while ensuring delivery and quality requirements are satisfied.
•    Collaborate with subsidiary and international Procurement Teams.

 

TRAVEL


•     Occasional travel to subsidiaries and suppliers as required.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS


 

•    Minimum 5-7 years of strategic sourcing experience in a large construction or manufacturing environment and/or exposure to engineering, plant operations, and maintenance,
•    Sourcing experience in indirect procurement, fleet, construction equipment, manufacturing equipment, or services is a plus,
•    Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, finance, engineering, or related field (MBA or similar master's degree an asset),
•    Bilingual skills (French/English) are an asset.

WHAT YOU BRING

 

 

•    A balance of strong negotiation and relationship-building skills is critical,
•    Experience utilizing spend analysis to develop sourcing strategies,
•    Ability to demonstrate leadership in category management and the Strategic Sourcing Process,
•    Execution-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency around tangible results,
•    Networking and influencing skills,
•    Project Management Skills: Ability to organize and execute tasks; manage multiple projects,
•    Effective decision-making skills,
•    Well-developed communication and negotiation skills,
•    Category strategy development and execution,
•    Strong time management, organizational, and presentation skills,
•    Ability to work well under pressure,
•    Ability to transfer knowledge to others,
•    Experience working with e-procurement tools,
•    Proficiency in using Excel and PowerPoint.

WHY COLAS.

 

Amazing opportunities for mobility and career growth: At Colas, we encourage everyone to reach for their goals by building their own path: providing training tools, new learning programs, and soft skills development initiatives. With a network of subsidiaries across Canada and the Colas Group in 53 countries world-wide, the opportunities to expand your career are nearly endless.

 

Great perks: Discounted gym membership? Check. Exclusive deals on restaurants, merchandise, and travel? Check. Get rewarded for your hard work with access to a wide range of employee discounts.

 

Benefits and pension from day one: At Colas, we recognize the amazing talent each person brings. We believe such great talent deserves to be rewarded. We provide a comprehensive benefits and pension package, so you can focus on continuing to do your best.
 
Colas Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. Colas Canada Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  Improper interference with the ability of Colas Canada Inc. employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.