LafargeHolcim - HQ

Procurement Manager

Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa
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 in close cooperation with Category Managers and Business.  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. This individual will be required to lead initiatives through sourcing activities, strategies, management, and goal setting/coaching of procurement professionals for the local market.




  1. Safety: Serve as a role model in the areas of safety, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and continuous improvement to ensure alignment with the company’s vision and critical success factors. Support local businesses with Contractor Safety Management (CSM) compliance and training, and third party pre-qualification platform process simplification and accountability on deliverables.


  1. Operational Procurement: Direct business lines towards improved operational discipline in procurement processes (POATF, Buyways, eCatalogs, Pcard Policy and other). Attend to procurement challenges raised by local management, devise cross-functional solutions and execute on these solutions. 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.


  1. Negotiations & Savings: Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in the local market area. Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects and initiatives at all operational levels. Negotiate in close coordination with Category Management for local volumes, processes, quality levels and prices. Secure best supply options while minimizing risks of supply chain for newly sourced items and negotiate agreements with the current supply base as well as new / potential suppliers. Identify procurement saving opportunities and initiate individual projects & initiatives at all operational levels.


  1. Process Management & Improvement: Drive for efficiency and simplification of processes along with the Canada Process and Performance management team, the Canada Project and Development team, and American Business Service Centre (ABS) regarding automation and digital transformation.


  1. Reporting & Performance: Ensure the implementation and tracking of performance indicators and achieved results. Provide regular reports and updates to local, regional and/or global governing bodies (councils) as required.


Relationship with Others:


  • Operational Management (e.g. plant managers, GMs, PLGM)
  • NA Category Management.
  • ABS (America Business Services)



Specific Accountabilities:

  • Deliver savings & identify BCC opportunities
  • Accurate tracking and reporting of KPIs
  • Process improvement & standardization of procurement activities
  • Drive the realization of cost savings while maintaining quality and efficiency



  • Direct Report: 1
  • External annual spend of $75M – 100M



Educational & Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering with professional designation in Procurement Management Certification (ISM/PMAC) or other (i.e. P Eng, CPA, CMA, CA)
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience within the procurement function
  • At least 2 years of successful leadership experience
  • Bilingual in English & French is an asset
  • 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.
  • Experience in aggregates, concrete or heavy industrial setting an asset.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to influence and develop others
  • Ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships
  • Possess strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to drive and lead effective change in a complex multi-product line environment
  • Possess superior communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)
  • Prior experience negotiating complex contracts (e.g. multi-site, significant value, etc.)
  • Analytical, goal driven, customer focused, and business savvy
  • Adaptable to various business cultures.


Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):


  • Business Acumen
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Managerial Courage
  • Organizational Agility
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Drive for Results


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.



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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