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Specialist, Fuel Sourcing & Procurement

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 Specialist Sourcing – Fuel Sourcing & Procurement is accountable for the sourcing, procurement, and management of both direct & indirect spend in accordance with CPKC’s policies and procedures.  



  • Develop sourcing and tactical plans for the portfolio which includes but is not limited to managing supply and delivery for Fuel, Engine oil, sand, and propane for CPKC
  • Work with Accounts Payable to ensure related invoices are properly processed and accounted for, and quickly resolve any issues
  • Management and maintenance of new and existing suppliers, including Health and Safety, end to end Procure to Pay processes, and cost management
  • Execute the sourcing process including request for proposal (RFP) development and issuance, negotiations, contract execution and contract management, including Ariba and supplier administration
  • Lead the negotiations of contracts with suppliers
  • Review related sourcing compliance measurements for the Fuel Sourcing portfolio and initiate required corrective action and/or communication
  • Initiate and coordinate cross functional review of all specifications, sourcing decisions and continuous improvement work with the appropriate agreed upon metrics
  • Execute supplier development process to ensure selected suppliers have a competitive opportunity to meet CPKC requirements
  • Maintain disclosure and procedure controls (Sarbanes–Oxley Act - SOX) for sourcing portfolio
  • Comply with CPKC purchasing policies procedures and business practices 
  • Research industry and Class I railroad trends and seek opportunities for CPKC
  • Maintain scorecard reports and sourcing and tactical plans for review with senior management



  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in sourcing, contract management and negotiations
  • Post-Secondary education, preferably a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or other related field 
  • Strong analytical, customer service, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver informal and formal presentations and business cases on portfolio specific topics in a credible and confident manner
  • Deep understanding of Supply Chain Management workflow processes
  • Ability to build consensus, influence and resolve conflict
  • Experience conducting analysis of complex data to arrive at measurable recommendations
  • Work under tight timelines; multi task and move a variety of initiatives forward at the same time
  • Good understanding of Ariba and SAP or relevant ERP experience
  • Microsoft Office experience with Excel, Word and Power-point



  • 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 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 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: 102529
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

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