Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Procurement & Logistics

Job ID75-C0-01-A9-67-3F
CompanyRed River College
Date Posted2020-02-14
Posted Until2020-02-28
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Procurement & Logistics

Position Location: Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg, MB)

Full-Time Position Available

This competition may be used to establish a 12 month eligibility list of qualified candidates for future vacancies.

Red River College is a leader in applied learning and innovation. Our talented team of employees is passionate about education, innovation and student success. We offer competitive salaries, extensive benefits, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a rewarding career.

Duties: The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for providing leadership and sourcing expertise for a variety of products and services required by Red River College. Duties include identifying cost savings opportunities, drafting competitive bid documents, analyzing bids or proposals, creatively negotiating contracts and maintaining effective communications with all stakeholders to assure seamless availability of products and services to the College. Responsible to motivate and coach staff, maintain a focus on continuous improvement and monitor the performance of the Procurement team.

- Undergraduate degree in Business or related field or completion of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program, Purchasing Management Association’s Certified Professional Purchasing (CPP) Program or equivalent education and experience
- Significant experience in contracting and strategic sourcing
- Experience negotiating contracts for products and services
- Ability to apply creative and innovative approaches to problem solving and contract strategies
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to lead groups into achieving consensus
- Experience in leading or supervising teams with the ability to mentor, coach and develop others
- Ability to function in a team oriented environment
- Experience using business software, particularly Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
- Experience using supply chain management and contract management software applications
- Sound knowledge of contract law, trade agreements and procurement regulations
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
- Strong commitment to quality and customer focused service
- Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Commitment to lifelong learning

- Experience working in a post secondary or public sector environment

- Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- This position may be required to work evenings and/or weekends
- Incumbent must provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check
How To ApplyApplicants are to clearly demonstrate how they satisfy the selection criteria in their written submissions and must identify the competition number they are applying for in the subject line of the email

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This competition may be used to establish a 12 month eligibility list of qualified candidates for future vacancies.

We seek diversity in our workplace. Aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Competition #: 2020-029
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Salary: $62,924 - 86,092 per annum

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Red River College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If an applicant requires accommodation during the application or selection process, Human Resource Services will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.

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2055 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H0J9