We are currently searching for a Category Buyer – Level 3 (Indirect Buyer) reporting to the Director of Procurement and Transportation. This is a Full-Time Permanent opportunity. As the subject matter expert for SAP and P2P, the incumbent will manage single and multi-year contracts/MSAs by monitoring compliance, expiration dates and lead contract negotiations. Incumbent will supervise, mentor and provide guidance for junior members of procurement staff.
Location: our staff based out of corporate office have not returned to the site at this time, however the intention is to continue having staff work remotely at their home office with partial visits into the office in near future indefinitely. In August 2021, corporate office is relocating to the Town of Caledon.
Who We Are
Becoming experts on beer doesn't happen overnight - we've been in business since 1927 and we’ve established ourselves as the leading retailer and distribution channel for beer in Ontario. Our state-of-the-art recycling system has made us one of the most environmentally responsible retailers in the world; nothing sold or returned to our stores ends up in landfill. We are proud to be a part of communities across the province and believe that if you’re going to be part of the community, you should also give back to it. We’ve partnered with many non-profit organizations over the years to raise awareness and much needed funds! The Beer Store offers ownership to all Ontario-based brewers which means there's no other team of Beer Champions who live and love all things beer as much as we do. What is a "Beer Champion?" you ask...a Beer Champion isn’t just a customer favourite or a great teammate. We’re health and safety advocates, environmental stewards, and your local community’s beer enthusiasts. Join us to continue to create a fun and genuine work culture that really feels like your second family!
What You’ll Be Doing
Active participation with COE (Centre of Excellence) for SAP, Lead for the SAP P2P Business Subject Matter Expert for SAP
Approver for role and security change requests including, review of the context of the request and providing insight from testing results either for additions to existing roles or review and presentation for CCB
Provide SAP Support and Change Management initiatives including SAP system testing and business unit instruction on P2P process and training of staff
Develop and communicate operating procedures to compliment SAP systems requirements
Ensure that master data records are up to date according to negotiated terms with suppliers
Manage Contract Master listing to log to track MSAs (Master Services Agreement), NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreement), and Contracts
Manage single and multi-year contracts/MSAs, monitor compliance, expiration dates, lead contract negotiations
Conduct contract negotiations with vendors, work collaboratively with stakeholders and Legal for contract development and execution
Primary Procurement Category Buyer for assigned indirect spend for TBS and BDL locations
Facilitate relationship management, communications, project management leveraging Strategic Procurement expertise with internal and external stakeholders for assigned categories
Lead and consult on optional approaches and strategies through collaboration with cross-functional teams across all TBS and BDL business units
Determine and lead the appropriate sourcing strategy for a request for quote or, request for proposal and or request for information in accordance with the Purchasing Policy.
Assess and recommend suppliers, complete market analysis, develop appropriate bid documentation, implement the bid process, analyze bids, make recommendations for internal selection of supplier involving business units, negotiate with selected supplier(s), award and execute the contract
Maximize purchasing value to optimize cost savings, cost avoidance and/or process improvements
Identify risk to mitigate concerns on contracts, health and safety, loss prevention, business and SAP procedures; involve appropriate stakeholders and suppliers, develop action plans for risk management and communicate to internal stakeholders for action
Supervise, team lead, mentor and provide guidance for junior members of procurement staff
Facilitate ethical procurement practices
Lead vendor relationship management via supplier performance, prepare and initiate business reviews, develop KPI’s to evaluate service levels for quality of work, cost, timelines and innovation
Lead contract negotiations with vendors for commodities to get best value for spend
Facilitate vendor performance management for issue escalation and resolution
Conduct supplier site visits when applicable
Perform other related duties and projects as assigned
Who You Are - Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Certified Supply Chain Management Professional designation (CSCMP), along with 10+ progressive years business broad range of commodities, services and working SAP experience
Post-Secondary School Education in Business or Supply Chain or related
Strong Contract writing and Vendor Performance skills. Strong negotiation/supplier management skills
High degree of judgment, initiative, and tact. Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Strong planning, organizational ability to prioritize tasks to ensure successful completion
Able to balance a variety of tasks (multi-tasking), and have constant concentration to meet deadlines, multiple demands, interruptions and critical deadlines
Self-motivated, self-reliant and takes ownership
Strong analytical ability to evaluate product(s) purchased and, in conjunction with suppliers, identify continuous improvement opportunities which will lead to lower total cost of ownership
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be liaison between procurement department customers and the suppliers
A professional individual that conducts themselves in polite, professional manner and recognizes that he/she is representing the Company all times
Strong Computer skills including but not limited to SAP, MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Office, People Soft, Internet research capabilities e.g.: Google Search
Application Deadline: Posted Until Filled/ASAP
Apply today with your resume so we can get to know you better!
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to providing a respectful and empowering workplace that values our greatest resource, our people. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components of our culture that empower us to meet the needs of our employees, customers and communities. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and any other characteristic. We’re an equal opportunity employer and provide employment accommodation in accordance with provincial legislation. If contacted for an employment opportunity or testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process .
We genuinely thank you for your interest in this opportunity with us. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.