Sourcing Specialist
Markham - Innovation Centre, CA
6d ago


The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for collaborating with Sourcing Managers on a multitude of Sourcing projects ranging from RFXs, contract management reviews and other supply chain management initiatives.

Key activities include but are not limited to : CBG client interviews, financial analysis and the modeling of proposals in the creation of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint communication summaries.


For the assigned categories and with guidance and support from Manager :

Strategic Category Management Planning & Delivery

  • Engages stakeholders to understand business requirements
  • Develops and recommends category plans for Manager review
  • Implements category plans
  • Sourcing Strategy

  • Develops and recommends sourcing strategies that maximize value and mitigates risks to the company and its clients.
  • Submits to Manager for review
  • Implements sourcing strategy
  • Reviews and measures the effectiveness of the strategy
  • Opportunities Assessment & Implementation

  • Leads and performs opportunities assessment activities and drives leverage across all client accounts
  • Achieves improvements in operational efficiencies and cost savings as a result
  • Competitive Bids

  • Executes end-to-end competitive bid process for assigned categories
  • Negotiates with suppliers to secure optimum cost and maximum value
  • Supplier Performance Measurement & Management

  • Identifies and implements performance metrics to measure supplier performance
  • Measures and manages supplier performance
  • Responsible for supplier performance for assigned categories and reports on supplier sustainability
  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers
  • Supplier Contractual Agreements

  • Negotiates, develops, implements, amends and monitors supplier contractual agreements
  • Strategic Sourcing Best Practices & Industry Trends

  • Maintains in-depth and current category knowledge as well as knowledge of strategic sourcing best practices and industry trends
  • Provides category and strategic sourcing subject matter expertise
  • Vendor Qualification & Set Up Process

  • Reviews and approves vendor set up and vendor information changes
  • Support

  • Develops and maintains standard templates for strategic sourcing documentation including, but not limited to, contract agreements, scopes of work, service level agreements, and letters of agreements
  • Provides / reviews information for generating purchase orders
  • Special Projects

  • Special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION : University graduation or professional certification (e.g. P. Eng, CMA, CGA or equivalent courses)

    JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE : More than three years up to five years

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing requirements and practices for procurement of commercial services
  • Ability to develop and execute category management strategies and plans
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop, draft and execute accurate supplier documentation such as contract agreements, amendments, etc.
  • Ability to perform analysis on RFx and prepare high level summaries for review in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats as required
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications, with strong skills in MS Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn proprietary databases
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with various stakeholders
  • Advanced persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Tenacity to overcome challenges to deliver on commitments
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Highly articulate with strong written and oral communication abilities
  • High degree of business ethics, accountability and integrity
  • High degree of client service orientation
  • Positive attitude
  • Possesses a team spirit and strong collaboration
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • French language proficiency, an asset
  • Licenses and / or Professional Accreditation

    Working toward, or completion of, Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) Designation from Supply Chain Canada, an asset.

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