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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Date:  19 Jun 2024

Mississauga, ON, CA, L5N 0E1

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Posting Number:                          64883   

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Location:                                       Corporate Office  
Reports to:                                    Senior Manager Procurement | Chef principal Approvisionnement 


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The Strategic Sourcing Manager role at Purolator is a pivotal position that drives the strategic procurement initiatives within the Information Technology category. This role demands a thorough understanding of procurement processes, financial acumen, and excellent communication skills to navigate complex procurement landscapes and foster collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


·  Reviews spending patterns, identifies procurement opportunities from a wide variety of information sources for the category if Information Technology 

·  Prepares and issues RFP's to potential suppliers in support of complex, strategic initiatives

·  Works with internal clients to develop accurate statements of requirements, considering total costs and benefits of complex strategic procurement initiatives.

·  Responsible for analysis of complex, multi-faceted proposals, conducts supplier negotiations on complex procurement initiatives

·  Develops long-form agreements

·  Manages relationships with strategic suppliers key to Purolator's core business

·  Develops and maintains professional relationships and networks with internal customers, suppliers, and other procurement organizations

·  Works with suppliers to develop content for Purolator's electronic catalogue

·  Responsible for all P.O.'s, requisitions, database maintenance and generating statistical information from SAP

·  Fosters teamwork by providing team with required information, fosters team spirit by emphasizing team goals over individual goals, encourages team to work together

·  Responsible for the creation and maintenance of purchasing files Other responsibilities as required



·  Exemplifies and consistently demonstrates our core competencies of communication, innovation, change management, relationship building and leadership

·  University or College level education in Commerce or Administration, preferably specializing in Procurement, or equivalent work experience

·  5 years of experience as a Procurement Professional. Senior experience required.

·  Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Procurement

·  Excellent business/financial acumen - understanding of business principles and data and their use in formulating business decisions, ability to formulate decisions based on cost-benefit analyses of situations, applies customer, market, or industry awareness to solving problems

·  Excellent problem analysis skills - ability to analyze information, identify critical elements, summarize for review, and identify solutions to problems through the development and evaluation of alternatives

·  Excellent oral communication skills , ability to present recommendations in a manner that gains acceptance, ask in-depth questions,

·  Excellent written skills, writes effective proposals, business cases, and communications, prepares clear written analyses of issues or problems.

·  Flexibility - shifts priorities as required in a changing environment, maintains effectiveness in an environment which contains ambiguity and uncertainty

·  Working knowledge of general office suite software, in particular spreadsheets.

·  Enrollment in PMAC courses an asset

·  SAP (MM module) experience an asset.

·  Bilingualism an asset





Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Posting Number:         64883 

Reports to:                  Senior Manager Procurement | Chef principal Approvisionnement 

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