Procurement Specialist (15-Month Contract)

We know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.
Position Summary:
This position will play a vital role in McCain's efforts to be a best-in-class purchaser of materials and services for use in the manufacture of food products, and will provide tactical supply chain leadership in the planning, delivery and storage of raw and packaging materials required for production at McCain's North American plants. Furthermore, this position will support:

  • Procurement systems initiatives
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting for material and service supply outages
  • Drive improvement opportunities related to supplier delivery performance

  • The Procurement Specialist will work hand in hand with the Procurement Buyers to ensure the creation of the contract in SAP, will review the long range plan and place contract orders for the items in need. The Procurement Specialist will create the PO providing amount and delivery date of when goods/services should be received by the sites. The Procurement Specialist will be the point of contact for vendors if questions arise regarding delivery quantity and delivery date.
  • Management of in-bound raw material supply chain - Ensure timely delivery of all ingredients and packaging materials necessary to support production. Communicate required delivery times with suppliers.
  • Management of ingredient and packaging inventories with a focus upon maintaining inventories at an optimal level to support production requirements without risking supply to customers. Determine SMI Vendor strategy and own day to day management including the SMI inventory parameters.
  • Accountability for raw material returns, dispositions, credits, and write-offs of ingredients and packaging used at your responsible manufacturing location.
  • Provide leadership in the management and resolution of raw material complaints. Insure the buyer is aware of developing performance trends and that corrective actions are taken.
  • Conduct transactional procurement work including PO development and invoice follow ups. Maintain supplier performance metrics and support collection of data for quality, delivery, schedule adherence, etc.
  • Review daily exception reports and insure at all required supply chain actions are taken in a proactive and timely manner to support plant production requirements.
  • Be a resource in the development and execution of ingredient and packaging savings initiatives.

  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain.
  • Computer Skills - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. A thorough understanding and hands on experience using McCain's SAP systems.
  • A solid foundation of knowledge about how McCain's purchasing systems interact with other areas of the business (i.e. scheduling, planning, manufacturing, finance, etc.).
  • Demonstrated skills in the area of analytical, planning and analysis. Role is ideal for a detail-oriented problem solver with excellent prioritization and collaboration skills.

  • Core Procurement Experience & Skills
  • Linking business needs to leverage scale
  • Client relationship management
  • Financial analysis skills
  • Capacity: Proven ability to plan, organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Business thinking: Able to connect business needs with external capabilities
  • Collaboration: Regarded as a constructive team player and have a strong sense of partnership behavior
  • Analytical thinking: Disciplined and data oriented to gain competitive advantage
  • Strategic thinking: Able to think strategically and plan for the long term
  • Communication: Ability to communicate objectives clearly both in writing and orally
  • Creative & Flexible: Able to evaluate opportunities and respond to changing requirements
  • Ability to work independently when needed, to make sound business decisions, and can accurately balance risks with business needs
  • Diversity mindset: Ability to manage in a matrix organization and across regions and cultures
  • Ability to travel on occasion to McCain plants and Suppliers
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    About McCain Foods

    At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come. As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 21,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Our product quality, people and customer dedication help us achieve global sales in excess of CDN $9.5 billion. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.

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