Sourcing Specialist

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-08
Reference: BH-111657
Contact Name: Kyleigh Semmens
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 09, 2019 19:03

Job Description

Sourcing Specialist

Our Client, a Large Midstream company is currently seeking a Sourcing Specialist to work a contract position based in either Calgary or Edmonton.



  • The execution of strategies to ensure realization of the business objectives for assigned commodity within the purchase family, which includes the Cost of Bill of Materials, Target Costing and Should-Be Costing activities.
  • Developing & executing the local sourcing strategies that delivers a competitive advantage driving the strategic supplier initiatives. This includes supplier selection, development, and supplier consolidation to ensure sourcing optimization and overall supplier performance.
  • Driving sourcing execution for assigned commodity(s) or suppliers, including full accountability for buy and meeting deflation targets.
  • Performing detailed cost analysis of components & manufacturing processes used by our suppliers to ensure highest quality at the lowest cost solution.
  • Monitoring supplier quality and delivery performance and developing improvement strategies to ensure business needs are met.
  • Partnering with key local business stakeholders to ensure sourced material and services meet the needs of the business.
  • Driving improvements in sourcing processes including escalations due to delivery/quality issues, invoicing/payables issues, and database management

  • 5+ years related experience in SCM
  • University degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • Proved communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills, with influencing and persuasive talents
  • A proven ability to lead teams
  • Experience negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • In depth knowledge of RFx development and execution, contraction preparation and contract management
  • Ability to perform objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a decision
  • Ability to monitor and manage supplier relationships and performance with minimal supervision

Nice to Have:
A postgraduate qualification or MBA
Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) / Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation or equivalent is an asset