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Procurement Manager

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 Canadian Pacific Procurement Process & Performance team is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of Canadian Pacific’s industry leading Source-to-Pay (S2P) business processes, including the deployment and maintenance of supporting technologies. 

The Manager Procurement COE leads a small team of dedicated specialists within CP’s Procurement Centre of Excellence (COE) team who will work with internal and external business partners to deliver business value in CP’s procurement processes.


  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to provide an effective and efficient end-to-end purchasing process for goods and services at Canadian Pacific.  Work with technology providers, integrators and other external and internal business partners, to continually improve key processes
  • Develop and deliver on a Content Enablement strategy that creates value for downstream users of 3rd party goods and services
  • Direct SAP Ariba supplier enablement activities aligned to strategies and goals, including supplier onboarding, supplier training, and supplier training material development/sustainment
  • Set and operationalize supply chain master data strategy to support business requirements for 3rd party cost visibility and procurement high quality spend analytics
  • Maintain and enhance process documentation and direct training activities, as necessary, to support effectiveness and consistency in CP’s S2P processes
  • Manage system issues/enhancements in conjunction with CP Information Services
  • Develop competencies and performance of COE team members; provide leadership and mentorship to direct reports for all technical, process, governance and overall business issues
  • Develop and maintain an internal customer facing organization across all Supply sourcing and commodity groups
  • Promote and foster collaboration, knowledge sharing between teams, adoption of and compliance to best practices within S2P processes.



  • 10+ years progressive Procurement, Business Operations experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience administrating SAP Ariba or other cloud-based eProcurement platform.
  • Minimum 5 years’ management / leadership experience;
  • Broad based knowledge of supply chain management processes
  • Strong communication / influential skills, change management experience
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Ability to drive results
  • Experience with Project delivery methodologies and System Development Life Cycle, is an asset



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



As an employer with North American 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 CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC 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"). 


  • Req ID: 100633
  • 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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