Regional Procurement Manager
Finning Canada
Edmonton, AB
This position provides strategic leadership and management direction for Finning (Canada)’s procurement & vendor management function within the assigned region. The primary responsibility is to lead corporate-wide procurement programs and initiatives within the respective region. Serve and contribute as a key member of the regional leadership team as well as the procurement & vendor management leadership team. Optimize the number and development of a diverse supply base and improve supplier qualification and performance management practices.

Job Description:Major Job Functions:
Execute and deliver on procurement & vendor management and corporate strategic goals and KPIs (ie cost savings, process improvements and standardization)
Proactive management and active participation with Finning Operations (region), corporate, supply chain management and employees
Drive procurement & vendor management’s corporate initiatives at the regional and local levels and ensure implementation of and compliance to negotiated contracts and agreements and policies and procedures
Partner with and influence internal business partners within region to ensure early involvement and optimal use of procurement and supplier tools, processes, systems and best practices
Implement region-wide local sourcing and procurement initiatives and work with corporate category management and contract management on regional requirements
Resolve regional and local supply and supplier related issues
Understand local and regional standard operating procedures, workflows and processes and determine opportunities for improvement and standardization across the organization
Responsible for the day-to-day leadership of staff, including coaching and mentoring, performance feedback, and supporting growth and development opportunities

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Solve situations that may require significant analysis requiring a broad interpretation and integration of issues, integrating new approaches and/or providing input and recommendations to senior managers
Stakeholder and change management skills
Experience in leading large scale cross-functional initiatives and diverse teams
Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
Strong project management, planning and organizational skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Takes initiative and displays creativity and innovation in achieving results
Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to adapt to changing requirements and provide necessary support
Going the extra mile to get the job done
Thorough knowledge and understanding in end-to-end supply chain management
Knowledge and awareness of functional interdependencies
Strong management experience in managing functional activities and tasks through direct reports, managerial planning and integrating support activities
Proficient in cost benefit and business analysis
Proficient in MS Office applications, advanced level in excel and internal systems
Understands and adheres to Finning policies and procedures, including safety
Single point of contact (SPC) to the business leadership, branches and customers as it relates to procurement within the assigned region
Identify and execute process improvements and standardization initiatives
Provide relevant and accurate procurement & vendor management expertise and support to internal partners and the assigned procurement team
Ensure optimal, proactive solutions and communications are provided to manage and/or resolve escalated issues and projects to support strong branch relationships
Responsible to lead, mentor and coach the procurement team to deliver a high degree of service to internal partners, ensure that corporate procurement & vendor management standards, best practices and internal contract compliancy are adhered to
Achieve financial and process objectives or targets
Manages resources to achieve targeted results within multiple business unit(s) and supply chain improvement initiatives
Participate, as required, in cross functional team meetings to discuss initiatives, assess impact, implementation strategies and contract roll-outs to ensure effective management of contracts and pricing agreements
Develop high performing culture and result-oriented organization
Positive, “can-do” attitude and customer focused approach that will enable you to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy and passion

Education & Experience:
Minimum 10 years of related working experience in supply chain planning and operations including sourcing & contract management, inventory management and procurement operations
Minimum 5 years of related experience managing/supervising direct reports
Practical experience and theoretical knowledge in inventory management and procurement operations
Experience or exposure to Transportation and Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution, Contracts Management, Sourcing and Category Management, Master Data Management
Experience with Lawson system/MRP or equivalent ERP system
Experience within larger organizations with a proven track record of influencing authority at all levels and implementing supply chain strategies
Experience in building highly motivated teams of diverse backgrounds

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.