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Sourcing Specialist - Engineering Services

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.



Reporting to the Manager Engineering Services, the Specialist Sourcing - Engineering is accountable for driving the Contract Life Cycle from Request for Proposal (RFP) through Contract Close-out in SAP & Ariba in a manner consistent with industry best practices and standards.  The successful candidate will be tasked with driving value by working closely with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure the timely delivery of service deliverables.  



  • Carry-out contract negotiations and sourcing initiatives for critical services in support of Capacity Expansion Projects
  • Drive value-add initiatives that improve efficiencies across the CPKC Network
  • Foster relationships with operational groups across CPKC's network to drive key mandates & objectives
  • Facilitate coordination of service requirements, lead arbitrations and develop recommendations based upon best value propositions
  • Manage the Contract Lifecycle for both Discrete Scopes of Work and Master Service Agreements
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers
  • Support KPIs and associated reporting to drive insight, action and compliance to objectives
  • Work collaboratively with other team members across the organization on various initiatives



  • Post-Secondary Education preferably a University Degree (Business, Finance or Engineering)
  • At least three years of experience in Sourcing
  • Knowledge of the railway industry is an asset
  • Deep understanding of Supply Chain Management workflow processes
  • SAP, Ariba or relevant ERP experience
  • Microsoft Office experience with Excel, Word and Power-point
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience conducting analysis of complex data to arrive at measurable recommendations
  • Robust Multi-Task Capability
  • Demonstrated customer service focus
  • Proven facilitator with the ability to build consensus, influence and resolve conflict



  • 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: 101823
  • Department: Procurement
  • 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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