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Procurement Manager

Requisition ID:  6211
Location: 

Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2J 0S6

Pay Type:  Salary

WHO IS LAFARGE?
As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 70,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

WHO ARE LAFARGE PEOPLE?
Lafarge people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.

Overview: 

 

The Procurement Manager is responsible for implementing procurement strategies in close cooperation with Category Managers and Business leaders on a local level. They will manage the operational and tactical procurement of local goods and services, including: contract implementation, category strategy execution, and communicate supplier performance through procurement team.  They are responsible for leading local supplier procurement efforts.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the operational and tactical Procurement of goods and services categories in accordance with category strategy, as well as applicable policies, procedures and specifications.
  • Act as the point of contact between country Category Management and operations.
  • Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in Country, in line with regional and global strategies.
  • Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects & initiatives at all operational levels.
  • Negotiate in close coordination with Category Management for local volumes, processes, quality levels and prices.

 

Tasks:

  • Identify local saving opportunities.
  • Ensure global & local policies and procedures are conveyed to end users in the Procurement of goods and services.
  • Initiate and support the RFx process locally as defined by category strategy.
  • Align internal decision makers through focused communication.
  • Approve local purchase orders for supplies, equipment and services within authorized signature limits.
  • Assure compliance with applicable laws, ethical standards, policies and codes of business conduct.
  • Ensure that own country executes category strategy as required and agreed. Where compliance is an issue, find and eliminate root causes.
  • Measure performance through KPI’s according to existing templates.
  • Ensure locally generated savings are reported as required, and according to category guidelines.
  • Track achieved results.

 

Dimensions:

External annual spend of $80M to $100M.

 

Qualifications:

 

 

Education: 

  • University Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience.

 

Experience and Skill Set:

  • Minimum 5 years in procurement role (category management, sourcing, operations) with exposure to supply chain management, strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards
  • Demonstrated performance in working within cross-functional teams, with requisite drive and energy to ensure that a challenging benefits and capability building agenda is successfully delivered

 

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills, SAP
  • Ability to understand the technical aspects of LafargeHolcim product lines from a procurement perspective.

 

Leadership & Managerial Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively/convincingly at all levels (including technical and operational) and with all functions at least in English and local language.
  • Effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-frame and in a pressured environment.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguities, conflicts and adversarial relationships.
  • Superior negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability in analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Proven ability to identify problems quickly, make sound judgments, establish and implement solutions.

 

 

As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal record check, may be required.

 

YOUR LAFARGE EXPERIENCE
At Lafarge, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.