Operational Procurement Manager, Greater Vancouver Area

Job Locations CA-BC-Surrey
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Procurement & Purchasing
Product Line
Up to 20%

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



Implement Procurement strategies in close cooperation with Category Managers and Business leaders on a local level. Manage the operational and tactical procurement of local goods and services, including: contract implementation, category strategy execution, and communicate supplier performance through procurement team.  Lead local supplier procurement efforts.


  • Manage the operational and tactical Procurement of goods and services categories in accordance with category strategy, as well as applicable policies, procedures and specifications.
  • Act as the point of contact between country Category Management and operations.
  • Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in Country, in line with regional and global strategies.
  • Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects & initiatives at all operational levels.
  • Negotiate in close coordination with Category Management for local volumes, processes, quality levels and prices.


  • Identify local saving opportunities.
  • Ensure global & local policies and procedures are conveyed to end users in the Procurement of goods and services.
  • Initiate and support the RFx process locally as defined by category strategy.
  • Align internal decision makers through focused communication.
  • Approve local purchase orders for supplies, equipment and services within authorized signature limits.
  • Assure compliance with applicable laws, ethical standards, policies and codes of business conduct.
  • Ensure that own country executes category strategy as required and agreed. Where compliance is an issue, find and eliminate root causes.
  • Measure performance through KPI’s according to existing templates.
  • Ensure locally generated savings are reported as required, and according to category guidelines.
  • Track achieved results.

Relationship with Other Jobs:



  • Operational Management (e.g. plant managers, PLGM)
  • Country and Zone Category Management.


  • Vendors



  • University Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience.

Experience and Skill Set:

  • Minimum 3 years in procurement role (category management, sourcing, operations) with exposure to supply chain management, strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards
  • Demonstrated performance in working within cross-functional teams, with requisite drive and energy to ensure that a challenging benefits and capability building agenda is successfully delivered

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to understand the technical aspects of LafargeHolcim product lines from a procurement perspective.

Leadership & Managerial Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively/convincingly at all levels (including technical and operational) and with all functions at least in English and local language.
  • Effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-frame and in a pressured environment.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguities, conflicts and adversarial relationships.
  • Superior negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability in analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Proven ability to identify problems quickly, make sound judgments, establish and implement solutions.

Direct Reports:

  • Procurement Specialist.
  • Procurement Coordinator.

Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.


Why work for us?


Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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