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Manager of Procurement Governance

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture. 



The Manager of Procurement Governance has overall responsibility for the usability, utility, and utilization of CPKC’s Source-to-Pay processes and technologies.



  • Set system requirements in support of business needs and ensuring delivery against those requirements
  • Responsible for the sustainment and continuous improvement of Source-to-Pay (S2P) and Material Management (MM) systems. Work with Information Technology teams to prioritize enhancement opportunities. Assign, direct and guide members to ensure delivery as planned.  Foster a culture of continuous improvement of S2P systems and processes.
  • Direct, prioritize & assign projects to improve S2P and MM process and performance. Provide guidance and feedback. Lead major projects.
  • Develop and deliver on content enablement strategy that creates value for downstream users of 3rd party goods and services. Assign enablement projects to team members. Oversee delivery of the annual enablement program.
  • Responsible for overall user experience. Develop and execute strategies to improve end-user competency through a variety of methods including direct user training, how-to documentation, and feedback reporting.
  • Set and operationalize master data strategies
  • Provide input to Director COE on policy changes to drive improvements in S2P performance. Develop and delivers on strategies to support compliance.
  • Work directly with Supply Chain Reporting Specialist to deliver critical reporting to support systems usage
  • Direct COE team activities. Balance team member workload as needed to ensure the team is operating at optimal efficiency.
  • Promote and foster collaboration, knowledge sharing between teams, adoption of and compliance to best practices within S2P processes



  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, procurement, business or other related disciple or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ management/leadership experience
  • Minimum 5 years combined procurement, sourcing and/or purchasing experience
  • Experience administrating SAP Ariba or equivalent procurement technology
  • Strong communication/influential skills, change management experience
  • Strong customer service focus



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



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.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  


  • Req ID: 102166
  • Department: Procurement
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


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