Procurement Manager
D-Wave Systems Inc - Burnaby, BC

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Procurement Manager

About us:

D-Wave is looking for exceptionally motivated people who love to see the impact of their work on a daily basis, who will do whatever it takes to ensure success of the company, and who want to be a part of something special.

D-Wave is working to radically change what it is possible to do with computers. Our mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics and computer science into new breakthrough approaches to computation. We are committed to commercializing quantum computers. The company's flagship product, the D-Wave Two, is built around a novel type of superconducting quantum processor. D-Wave Two systems are currently in use by on-line customers and by customers in the field such as NASA & Google.

Position Description:

As Procurement Manager, you are responsible for sourcing and developing key vendor relationships to enable the organization to accelerate growth optimize financial performance and enhance both internal and external customers.


Negotiate, prepare and manage agreements with global suppliers
Introduce and promote innovative procurement solutions and initiatives, which will deliver significant cost reduction and/or service improvement opportunities.
Establishes strategic relationships with key suppliers
Works with engineering department on the evaluation of new and existing materials and processes.
Research supply market to identify and understand the potential supply base with supplier cost drivers analysis and trends in the industries
Prepare contracts for outsourced services
Manage demand and supply through NetSuite ERP


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
Excellent ERP and systems knowledge, NetSuite considered an asset.
Experience leading complex sourcing initiatives
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience writing and documenting procedures
Eagerness to operate in a in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Ability to adapt to change and learn quickly

Interested applicants should apply directly on our website at Your resume will be kept on file for future opportunities if not selected.

D-Wave Systems Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion or sexual orientation.

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D-Wave is looking for exceptionally motivated people who love to see the impact of their work on a daily basis, who will do whatever it...