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Sourcing Manager - Locomotive

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.



As a Manager of Sourcing, you will be responsible for the continuity of supply for all materials, assets and services for the Mechanical department within CPKC. Assets and materials would include parts for locomotives and cars. You will work closely with the business leads in pursuit of sustainable reductions in the total cost of goods and services procured, with simultaneous improvements in quality, competitiveness and services while ensuring uninterrupted supply of goods and services. The manager position will have two direct reports.



  • Manage a spend level of approximately $500M and provide support to the Mechanical Business Group for Procurement.  Ensure continuity of supply of Goods and/or Services ensuring a cost and service effective sourcing solution
  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of sourcing plans for a range of goods and services.  Responsible for providing the commercial perspective of the buy (i.e. price, terms, delivery and business specifications) and negotiating purchases as required by the internal CPKC customer
    • Work with Cross Functional Teams to develop RFP
    • Conduct RFP
    • Analyze
    • Negotiate
    • Develop alternatives
  • Negotiate contracts for goods and/or services required by internal customers
  • Develop contract agreements, incorporating results of negotiations and best business practices
  • Develop Business Cases providing the business reasons for the recommendation
  • Oversee implementation and effective application of agreements for contract term
  • Develop Requests for Information, Proposals (RFI, RFP) as required. Analyze bids, information and proposals, develop alternatives, perform value analysis to determine best price/value relationships and make recommendations
  • Achieve Cost Savings Initiatives, Capital Budgets, and Continuity of Service
  • Protect CPKC’s interest through vendor negotiated and executed agreements and adherence to internal safety and security requirements
  • Recommend long and short term sourcing strategies for reducing total ownership costs of goods and services based on economic, financial and market research and analysis of the supply base and demand variables, identifying pricing targets for CPKC, as appropriate, through the use of various benchmarking and analytical tools
  • Lead continuous improvement processes with internal customers and external suppliers leading to reduced costs for CPKC
  • Negotiate contracts for goods and/or services required by user departments in keeping with identified strategies
  • Establish as required methods of tracking/controlling actual consumption of goods and services



  • University degree (graduate preferred) in a discipline with substantial quantitative content such as science, engineering or business/commerce, or equivalent
  • At least 5 - 7 years’ experience in the sourcing and procurement or related field, or strong business knowledge and negotiations experience in the sourcing Mechanical (Locomotive/Car) material and services
  • Demonstrated overall business acumen
  • Knowledge in Information Systems and processes and/or experience in Information Systems highly desired
  • Strong analytical skills, strategic thinker, good business case analysis and ability to translate customer technical requirements into sourcing deliverables
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with strong initiative
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, with good working knowledge in Excel
  • Knowledge in SAP & ARIBA would be a strong asset
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work well in cross functional teams and manage several projects at once
  • Strong focus on delivering to internal customer requirements
  • Knowledge of CPKC business - experience in more than one functional area would be 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



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: 101812
  • Department: Operations Pacific Division
  • 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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