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SENIOR CATEGORY SPECIALIST (2-Year Term)

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    Posted: 07/17/20
    Job Type: Contract
    Location: Ottawa

    Summary of Duties:

    • You provide guidance to clients in the development of sourcing strategies and provide recommendations, executing complex procurement processes i.e. negotiable RFPs for high value procurements, achieving the best outcomes for the RCM.
    • You will work closely with legal services, clients and other internal stakeholders in the delivery of successful sourcing events from RFx development through to contracting.
    • Working collaboratively with clients and procurement leadership, you will provide input into the development and implementation of procurement strategies using customer and market driven insights.
    • You will facilitate various supplier assessments, such as financial, risk and vendor capabilities, negotiate financial instruments (payment bonds, letters of credit, etc.) with vendors, ensure the organization’s risk is managed/mitigated through the contracting process with various terms and conditions facilitating with the client and internal stakeholders (Finance, Legal and Risk).
    • Working within policy and trade agreement guidelines, you ensure the efficiency and transparency of the procurement process is maintained while attaining the best value for the organization.
    • You will resolve supplier performance issues to ensure client satisfaction.
    • You possess the drive to continuously learn and want to improve the procurement process, executing continuous improvement initiatives within the team and the broader organization

    Education and Experience

    • University degree in business administration, commerce, finance, economics or engineering and / or Certification in Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), or other recognized (public) procurement certificate and/or designation
    • At least 5 years of experience leading large dollar complex procurements with responsibility for the entire RFx process from planning through to contracting
    • Leading RFx evaluation process and contract negotiations
    • Public procurement or category management/supply chain knowledge essential
    • Experience in contract law is essential
    • Knowledge of application of trade agreements to government procurement strongly desired
    • Experience in project management

    Skills and Abilities

    • You are a team player who supports the team and is willing to dedicate the time and effort necessary when called upon
    • You have excellent collaborative and relationship building skills with the ability to communicate Strategic Procurement’s value to the organization
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proven ability to manage several complex projects at the same time
    • A proven self-starter and you have strong project management skills
    • Proven ability to work independently and prioritize sequencing of multiple projects concurrently
    • You have demonstrated success in developing vendor negotiation strategies, executing tactics to achieve positive outcomes
    • Strong analytical and research capabilities in areas supporting assigned procurement categories
    • Demonstrated success helping stakeholders develop statements of work, scoping documents in support of their business requirements
    • You can leverage your category management skills and knowledge to maximize value to deliver value to the organization
    • Demonstrated success in making recommendations and level appropriate decisions.

    Knowledge

    • Extensive public procurement knowledge.
    • Strong working knowledge of legislative requirements and trade agreements relating to the Procurement field.
    • Significant knowledge and understanding in the facets of the development of statements of work, scoping documents in support of their business requirements.
    • Strong experience with MS office suite.
    • Solid working knowledge of ERP systems and project management software and other e-Procurement software (the latter considered an asset).
    • Experience implementing or working with source to contract systems or other technology enablers relevant to procurement is an asset.

    Language Requirements: English essential. Bilingualism is an asset.

    If you meet the qualifications, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resume in confidence to careers@mint.ca.

    We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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