Procurement Operations Consultant
Toronto, Ontario, CA
4d ago

Procurement Operations Consultant - Canadian Tire Corporation -C051SH

Help us boldly shape retail in Canada

Who We Are

It’s an exciting time to be at Canadian Tire (CT), working for an iconic Canadian company that’s at the top of its game.

The momentum we’ve generated in recent years with our commitments to customers, innovation, business results, and community has created energy, enthusiasm, and engagement among our employees that is pushing us to new heights.

And we’re on the lookout for talented people who share our vision and values, and want to join us in this journey.

Who you are

The Procurement Operations Consultant is a customer-focused, analytical thinker, experienced with supporting category experts and internal clients with their buying needs.

They are an important member of the Non-Merchandise Procurement team, whose mandate is to support procurements and related productivity improvements.

Reporting to a Sourcing and Category Manager, the Procurement Operations Consultant is responsible for conducting procurement of goods and services for the enterprise to ensure continued operational efficiency and best value for the corporation’s funds in the acquisition of goods and services.

They work with their stakeholders to understand the procurement requirements and play a critical role in the purchasing transaction and vendor management processes, as well as sourcing and fulfillment as required.

What you'll do

  • Award, monitor, and administer blanket, contract and standard purchase orders on behalf of business users using procurement software.
  • Validate POs entered by the business.

  • Manage one or more central inboxes, and provide purchasing input or advice on all purchase requests.
  • Ensure procurement requests comply with established procurement processes to maintain auditability of the procurement function.
  • Develop relationships and maintain open communication with contract and non-contract goods and services vendors, and provide feedback on vendor performance.
  • Lead opportunity identification to quote goods and services for business teams, and maintain open communication with them to identify opportunities for cost-savings.
  • Compile reports on vendor or item / service purchasing history to identify opportunities to implement cost savings and productivity initiatives, including identifying new vendors and negotiating pricing on high value / high volume spend categories.
  • Train other staff on procurement duties and software (e.g. order entry and tracking, reporting, receiving, inventory management, invoicing and invoice failure management, PO revision management, etc.).
  • Attend inter-departmental meetings to provide subject matter expertise on accepted procurement processes.
  • Support development and coordination of RFQ, RFP and RFI initiatives.
  • Identify and implement initiatives to increase procurement and category efficiency, and improve inventory valuation and daily functions of procurement processes.
  • Capture, enter, maintain and manipulate procurement-related data as required, such as that related to vendors, contracts, POs and receipts.
  • Support invoice intake, coding and matching processes during periods of peak volume or staff absence.
  • Exercise independent judgment in achieving procurement objectives and making technical decisions.
  • Lead and engage internal stakeholders in the change management process for implementation of new procedures within the business.
  • What you bring

  • University or college degree in business or related area
  • 2 years of purchasing experience in an indirect spend environment
  • For this role, supply chain execution experience would be an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of procurement software (e.g. Coupa, Ariba, Maximo) Purchasing, Invoicing, Contracts functions
  • Familiarity with the RFP process including procurement functions and bid analysis
  • Strong financial, conceptual and analytical skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service
  • Proven ability to act in an ethical and transparent manner in compliance with corporate code of conduct
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • About Canadian Tire Corporation

    Canadian Tire and its family of companies are boldly shaping retail in Canada and we continue to deliver a positive experience for our customers.

    As one of the most trusted brands in Canada, our employees take pride in the work we do across the country. It’s more than the iconic triangle that keeps our employees around.

    From benefits and perks, to learning and development opportunities, to our commitment to Jumpstart these are some of the many reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

    To learn more about this team and the Canadian Tire family of companies follow us on LinkedIn.


    Sourcing & InnovationOntario-TorontoPermanentFull-time

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    Dec 22, 2021, 7 : 07 : 56 AM

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