Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Packaging (Paper) [P-598]

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Packaging (Paper) [P-598]

12 Jul
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Lactalis Canada
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Toronto

12 Jul

Lactalis Canada

Toronto

Job Title: Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist Packaging (Paper) Location: Etobicoke, ON General Accountabilities: The Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist, North America, as an active member of the Strategic Sourcing team, participates in building & sharing purchasing strategies, and supporting teamwork, joint learning and development initiatives. Assists in the development and implementation of strategies for supporting the Lactalis North America operations network and will provide local support to Lactalis Canada as part of the broader Lactalis North America Purchasing organization.





This position will lead & support in the execution of strategies through analysis of spend data and understanding of affiliate business needs and will also participate in the overall management of supplier relationships including performance, innovation and sustainability management. Critical Success Factors: Act as a Purchasing Customer Service agent for internal customers; operations/marketing/sales to support them in pricing, design, timeline creation, business cases, etc. Lead and/or Support the development of local /regional packaging sourcing strategies for the portfolio managed through detailed analysis of historical & current spend data, combined with sourcing and research of new suppliers.



Participates and/or leads in the development, implementation, and management of the strategy for North America Packaging, making sure the needs and specifications of each CBU are considered Provides general support for the North America Purchasing team (Canada & US) in pricing, design, timeline creation, business cases, etc.

Identifies and develops productivity projects for Lactalis Canada and other Lactalis affiliates in North America Support the bid process by consulting with users to determine the expectations; preparing bid documents; performing bid analysis, teaming up and/or leading the negotiation and preparing the recommendations regarding vendor contracts and presenting the recommendations Support global negotiation initiatives led by corporate office global procurement by providing information such as pricing specifications and vendor listings and negotiating at local level. Identify and execute negotiation cost savings initiatives.



Identify and execute value analysis and vendor transfer savings opportunities as a cross-functional effort to deliver cost reduction targets and optimize other performance measures such as on-time delivery & lead time on purchased goods and services, without jeopardizing quality, flexibility and supply continuity.

Participate as an active cross-functional team member, along with Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Quality, Technical Packaging, Sales and Marketing and other key functional areas of the business for effective project execution such as new launches, line extensions, and process optimization. The scope includes sourcing, pricing, as well as sharing process improvements ideas provided by the vendors.



Develop supplier relationships to optimize supplier quality and performance, including continuous improvement, innovation, and reduction in total cost of ownership to add value to North America region. Support supplier quality and supplier non-conformance concerns. Perform administrative duties such as tracking cost savings initiatives, providing monthly status reports vs.

objective targets reviewing and validating pricing and communicating the pricing to master data for upload.



Develop relationship and work collaboratively with Packaging Services to ensure alignment on all cost savings activities and streamlining initiatives are met Key Attributes of the Ideal Candidate: University degree or College diploma in a related discipline Minimum five (5) years of experience in an operations and/or corporate procurement function, preferably at a food manufacturing company Industrial and/or Supply Chain Purchasing experience preferred Experience at paper packaging categories is an asset High level of initiative, and strong interpersonal skills. Strong negotiation & presentation skills Strong planning, project management,

leadership skills and execution skills Rigorous data driven/analytical capability and ability to present data to a leadership level Ease of presenting in front of small to medium size groups and leadership Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints Ability to operate in a team environment with the ability to motivate others Ability to adapt in a changing work environment Proficient with standard office computer technology such as Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office products and the Internet.



Bilingual (French/English) is an asset Lactalis is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity. Lactalis strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. Lactalis is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.





If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the member of the Talent Acquisition team in a timely fashion of any disabilities that requires accommodation measures in order to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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https://www.kitjob.ca/job/32231050/senior-strategic-sourcing-specialist-packaging-paper-p-598-toronto/?utm_source=html

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