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Business Partner Transformation - Procure to Pay


  • Department: Strategic Planning
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/30/2020


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



Our mission is to collaborate with the business units to drive value through enabling new transformation capabilities.  As the Business Partner Transformation, you will act as a strategic thinking partner to a key area of our railway business – aligning technology, process optimization priorities with CP strategic goals.


The Business Partner, Transformation - Procure-to-Pay will focus on enabling and transforming the business processes that encompass the procurement and purchasing functions, from request to vendor payment.



  • Develop an integrated business architecture through process flow mapping, key measures, and process optimization opportunities;
  • Realize process improvements through simplification, standardization, and automation processes/solutions;
  • Work with senior business leaders and Enterprise/Solution Architects to identify, elaborate and plan future transformation programs and initiatives.  Fit these plans into our corporate transformation roadmap;
  • Lead innovation and manage change to ensure that strategic programs, solution enhancements realize their value;
  • Build and maintain partnerships within the business, earn trust, build credibility and thereby forming strong relationships with the business stakeholders;
  • Lead discussions across the organization to optimize/influence decision making, and drive value;
  • Demonstrate CP’s leadership competencies.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field required;
  • 5-10 years of experience in Business Transformation;
  • Effective relationship building;
  • Previous experience developing strategic plans and roadmaps;
  • High business IQ and ability to articulate the value of different strategies & programs;
  • Functional/technical proficiency with full lifecycle delivery of procurement transformation projects;
  • Subject matter expertise in one, or more, of Category Management/Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Relationship Management or Procure 2 Pay processes;
  • Experience using Design Thinking methodologies to generate innovation is an asset;
  • Highly analytical with experience in process mapping and business analysis;
  • Applied understanding of data science and statistical methods;
  • Experience and ability to work with Senior Leadership levels in the organization;
  • Highly effective communicator, confident, passionate, clear, respectfully assertive and inspiring;
  • Displays emotional intelligence; demonstrates self-awareness and remains calm under pressure; expresses confidences in ability to succeed; keeps an optimistic attitude even when things are not going well.




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:      

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  








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