Director, Strategic Sourcing (#3819757)
Avanta Consulting - Toronto, ON

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Director, Strategic Sourcing (Manufacturing & Global Supply Chain) (#3819757)
Located in Vancouver, Canada

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
Willingness to relocate to Vancouver BC Canada

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, and in addition, employees receive a health spending account to cover additional health care costs of your choosing (vision, dental, RMT etc).

About this company
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