Strategic Procurement Specialist


Montreal, QC (Canada)

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Procurement, the Strategic Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the sourcing strategy for a group of products for all facilities of the company.  He will also develop procurement strategies, be responsible for commercial and contractual negotiations and will have the overall responsibility for supplier relationships.
Main functions:
  • Develops commodity strategies
  • Prepares Requests for proposals (RFQ) for suppliers
  • Evaluates and makes supplier selection
  • Conducts commercial negotiations with suppliers
  • Prepares and negotiates contractual agreements
  • Is responsible for key performance indicators for the suppliers and supplier corrective action plans
  • Is responsible for cost reduction programs
  • Acts as a liaison for all supplier issues and actions with other internal functions
  • Is responsible for all aspects of supplier relationships


  • Bachelors in Operations Management preferred, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Ten (10) year experience in a similar role and experience more specifically in the strategic sourcing of complex drawing parts and if possible in complex machined parts, forging and foundry.
  • Knowledge of Procurement best practices
  • Experience in contractual and commercial negotiation
  • Knowledge of castings and forgings industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English
  • Available to travel occasionally, locally and internationally

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