• Procurement Specialist

    Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Procurement & Purchasing
    Product Line
  • 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 under the leadership of the market area Operational Procurement Manager, and in close cooperation with Category Managers and Business leaders on a local level.  Coordinate the operational and tactical procurement of local goods and services, including: contract implementation, category strategy execution, and communicate supplier performance through the procurement team.  Coordinate local supplier procurement efforts in assigned product lines or geographical area.


    • Coordinate 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 in assigned product lines or geographical area.
    • Under the leadership of the OPM, support the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in Country, in line with regional and global strategies
    • Formulate scopes of work for tender opportunities with the guidance of the OPM and inputs from the operations within the market area
    • Compose contracts and site service agreements under the direction of the OPM with suppliers following tenders and negotiations led by the OPM
    • Identify saving opportunities and initiatives in assigned product lines or geographical area.
    • Negotiate in close coordination with OPM and Category Management for local volumes, processes, quality levels and prices.
    • Responsible for effective relationship management with all suppliers, contractors and vendors within the GCA portfolio.


    • Maintain close business relationships with local management to anticipate procurement needs and take appropriate action to ensure optimized cost of goods and services
    • Identify local saving opportunities in conjunction with operations
    • Ensure global & local policies and procedures are conveyed to end users in the procurement of goods and services
    • Carry on RFx process according to procurement policies
    • Measure performance through KPI’s according to existing templates
    • Support local businesses with goods and services agreements for main plant operations equipment and parts, including, process plant equipment, heavy mobile equipment, spare parts, strategic operations purchases, and maintenance contracts
    • 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, operations managers, general managers)
    • NABS Buyers
    • Operational Procurement Manager
    • Procurement Specialists
    • Category Management



    • Vendors



    • University Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience.

    Experience and Skill Set:

    • Strong understanding of business drivers in local market area product lines.
    • Specialized knowledge of RMX, Concrete Products, Aggregates, Asphalt and Construction Fixed and Mobile Equipment.
    • Specialized knowledge in maintenance practices
    • Specialized knowledge of RMX, Concrete Products, Aggregates and Asphalt production techniques.
    • Five to ten years in procurement role (category management, sourcing, operations) with exposure to supply chain management, strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards, or equivalent experience.
    • Demonstrated performance in working within cross-functional teams, with requisite drive and energy.
    • Strong Procurement documentation knowledge

    Technical/Functional Skills:

    • Ability to understand the technical aspects of LafargeHolcim product lines from a procurement perspective.
    • Ability to work effectively with all level of management.
    • Ability to collaborate with different sources of information to create concise documents
    • Ability to gather information and draw logical conclusion on savings initiatives potential.
    • Excellent computer skills, experience with eRFx and eAuction technologies

    Leadership & Managerial Competencies:

    • Excellent written and oral operational 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.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Ability to identify problems quickly, make sound judgments, establish and implement solutions.


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

    As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.


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