Director of Strategic Sourcing (#3819757)
Avanta Consulting - Vancouver, BC

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Director of Strategic Sourcing (#3819757)

On behalf of our client, a leading technology firm in Vancouver:
In this key role, you will be reporting to the VP of Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain. You will be responsible for handling all tasks related to selection and management of our client’s suppliers. This individual will manage key vendor relationships and negotiate critical supply contracts. Success will be measured by your strong ability to achieve cost and time-to-market objectives for new products while assuring uninterrupted supply and cost reductions for existing products.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement the corporate global sourcing strategy
  • Collect market data and evaluate supply alternatives
  • Develop, implement and maintain purchasing policies, processes and tools
  • Develop and implement the corporate supplier qualification process
  • Manage Approved Vendor Lists (AVL)
  • Manage and develop a team
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and ensure compliance to existing contracts
  • Prepare contracts for outsourced services
  • Manage the procurement of indirect material and services
  • Develop, enhance and manager mutually beneficial supplier partnerships
  • Analyze current market conditions and trends of the technology industry
  • Provide regular status updates to management and other key stakeholders on sourcing initiatives, market analytics and cost saving strategies


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Operations, Finance or Engineering
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is considered an asset
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role, with experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Experience leading complex sourcing initiatives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong contract negotiation skills
  • Advanced strategic thinking and analytical thinking abilities
  • Eagerness to operate in a in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to change and learn quickly
  • Keen interest in the electronics manufacturing industry

Perks & Benefits:
As a full-time employees of our client, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental. In addition, employees receive a health spending account to cover additional health care costs of your choosing (vision, dental, RMT etc).

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