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  • Procurement Specialist

    Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa
    Requisition ID
    2018-5784
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Procurement & Purchasing
    Product Line
    Corporate
  • 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 www.lafarge.ca/en/careers .

     

    Overview

    Implement Procurement strategies for the Eastern Ontario and Northern Ontario businesses under the leadership of the market areas 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 procurement team.  Coordinate local supplier procurement efforts in assigned product lines or geographical area.

     

    Tasks:

    • 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.
    • Ensure locally generated savings are reported as required, and according to category guidelines.
    • Track achieved results.

    Responsibilities

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • 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 OPM, support the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in Country, in line with regional and global strategies
    • 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.

     

    Tasks:

    • Support local businesses with goods and services required to keep going concern.
    • Develop 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.
    • 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.
    • Measure performance through KPI’s according to existing templates and take corrective action where required.
    • Ensure locally generated savings are reported as required, and according to category guidelines.
    • Track achieved results.
    • Support NABS to ensure that contractors are registered in Avetta.
    Relationship with Other Jobs:

    Internal:

    • Operational Management (e.g. plant managers, operations managers, GM)
    • NABS Buyers
    • Operational Procurement
    • Country Category Management.

     

    External:

    • Vendors

    Dimensions:

     

    External Annual Spend of $50M to $100M

    Qualifications

    Education: 

    • University Degree in Business or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Experience and Skill Set:

    • Bilingual English/French a strong asset
    • Understanding of business drivers in local market area product lines.
    • One to five 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.

     

    Technical/Functional Skills:

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

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

    LafargeHolcim

    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:

    www.lafarge.ca

    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.

     

     

    Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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