Duties / Accountabilities
Executes day-to-day sourcing and contracting initiatives, including, but not limited to : Sourcing, market analysis and risk mitigation strategy development;
Determination and application of appropriate competitive bid methods to ensure bid processes are conducted in a fair and timely while mitigating Seaspan’s exposure to risk;
Competitive tendering (e.g. RFP) development, administration, analysis and summary recommendation from inception to completion;
Reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions; Seeking approval and financial authority to execute agreements; Implementing contractual agreements reflecting all agreed pricing, schedules, payment terms and conditions to meet Seaspan’s expectations / needs;
Establishing supplier internal approvals, purchase orders and transactional elements to enable agreement payment(s); and Routine checks-in, providing contract management support and evaluating supplier performance in accordance with agreement and other department KPIs.
Identifies, develops, leads and implements strategic procurement opportunities, including, but not limited to : Utilizing cost-benefit analysis to assess opportunities that reduce costs and better serve the business;
Analysing spending patterns and business processes to recommend changes contributing to cost / operational efficiency; and Conducting sourcing and contracting initiatives to capture and implement identified strategic procurements.
Provides leadership and technical expertise on supply chain management activities, including, but not limited to : Providing leading-edge sourcing and contracting advice to internal customers;
Providing guidance to operational procurement staff on established agreements and conflict resolution; Ensuring the integration of procurement services processes across Seaspan and extended business partners (suppliers, customers, finance, operations, legal, risk, etc.
Coaching and mentoring on supply chain management best practices; including best-in-class research from various industries on processes, tools, and technologies;
and Supporting the development of supply chain management training materials.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Experience in large company procurement preferred with experience in heavy manufacturing, construction and / or transportation as an added benefit;
A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in business, economics, law or a related discipline is preferred;
Completion of Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) education program for the new Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or (former) Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation, or American Purchasing Society or The Association for Operations Management (APICS) CPIM program is preferred;
A minimum of 7 years’ experience in supply chain management with a combination of operational and strategic procurement.
Including experience in managing projects from start to finish (e.g. major change initiatives, policy / procedure deployment, etc.); and
A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing / leading cross-functional business teams in strategic sourcing, sourcing, contract management, supplier relationship management, and supplier development;
and / or equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
Expert knowledge in strategic sourcing, contracting, contract law, competitive bidding, supplier development, negotiation, and contracts administration / management;
Ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships with both internal business partners and external advisors and suppliers;
Ability to work alone and with minimal oversight to accomplish goals and objectives;
Strong demonstrated knowledge of best practices in supply chain management, procurement, material management, inventory control, distribution and logistics;
Strong demonstrated knowledge of analytical techniques and financial concepts to define and solve complex problems; and
Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills (internal and external).