Title: Procurement Specialist
Location: Montreal, QC
Compensation: DOE
Relocation: Company Paid
Summary – Our client is a world class mining company with operations around the globe. We are helping them to identify a Procurement Specialist for their office in Montreal, QC. This person will support the Category Manager in the development of category strategies and the execution of the sourcing plan outlined in the strategy. Materials would include green petroleum coke, calcined coke, coal tar pitch, anodes, electrodes, cathodes, anthracite, fluorspar, etc.
They will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
? Conduct regular reviews with key stakeholders, and update and adjustment the Category strategy and sourcing plan as needed
? Own the development and implementation of a comprehensive Category Management strategy; including the development of Supply Agreements to minimize total cost of ownership and maximize value
? Execute commercial strategies and sourcing plans. This will include leading key or complex sourcing projects/negotiations and ongoing management of contracts and supplier relationships
? Consolidate internal customer demand requirements and consumption trends that will form the basis for category strategy development and related sourcing programs
? Through in-depth market analysis, develop a rigorous fact base analysis to capture external market dynamics that will be the basis of the category strategy and sourcing program
? Be responsible for building the supplier negotiation plans for approval and be able to support and lead during negotiations
? Drive productivity projects in conjunction with the key stakeholders and suppliers
? Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports as required by internal stakeholders

Qualifications/Experience etc.:
? Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Chemical Engineering
? Minimum of 5 – 8 years of procurement & supply chain experience
? Previous experience with multi-national companies in Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Mining, Manufacturing, Utilities, Automotive or Aerospace industries
? Strong commercial acumen with proven category and contract management capabilities
? Strong project management, problem solving and customer relationship management skills
? Ability to achieve outcomes through influencing and collaboration with others
? Strong Excel spread sheet skills (able to create management tools such as modelling and scenario analysis etc.)
? Strong analytical capability and the ability to effectively collate and compile data
? Ability to communicate succinctly verbally and in written form with both internal and external stakeholders
? An open and transparent approach and be able to achieve a high level of trust in a matrix environment
? Prior experience in data analysis, reporting and systems design
? An ability to work unsupervised and be a self-starter
? Bilingual (English/French) is an asset
? Should be authorized to work in Canada without sponsorship.
Contact: Contact: David MacCallum-Price
MRC – Executive Search for Mining Professionals

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