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Procurement Specialist

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 cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for the planning, execution, delivery and ongoing support of the Signals and Communications materials portfolio. This portfolio includes support in capital and maintenance materials planning, purchasing, expediting and reconciliation. This position will report into the Procurement Senior Manager.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for Signals and Communications repairable and outright procurement portfolio
  • Daily monitoring and action of MRP generated purchase requisitions
  • Provide end-user customer support and training on Sourcing to Pay processes
  • Maintain ongoing communications with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity, and on time delivery of goods
  • Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
  • Manage and resolve issues regarding PO (Purchase Order) to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers
  • Coordinate and communicate on various initiatives with other team members and cross functionally
  • Collaborate with working teams to define and execute different project initiatives

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-Secondary Education preferably a University Degree (Business, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering an asset)
  • 3+ years of experience in procurement and/or inventory management
  • SAP/ERP experience
  • Good understanding of supply management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and move a variety of initiatives forward at the same time
  • Ability to develop and deliver informal and formal presentations and business cases on a port-folio specific topics in a credible and confident manner
  • Ability to demonstrate customer service focus
  • Ability to build consensus, influence and resolve conflict

 

WHAT CPKC HAS TO OFFER:

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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 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 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)”.

 

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