Argentus is working with a longstanding client in the retail industry on a Procurement leadership role! This company is a renowned Canadian retailer, with fantastic brand recognition and a major footprint across the country, as well as a great community-focused company culture. Their strategic sourcing group is renowned as a best-in-class organization, with a centre-led model and opportunities for major impact and results. Today, they’re hiring a pair of Directors of Strategic Sourcing, in this case for the Construction category!
Working out of the company’s Mississauga, ON office, this Director of Strategic Sourcing will take on high-level accountability for procurement strategy, development and execution primarily within the Construction category. In this role, you will manage the centralized procurement for the category, working closely with a variety of key leaders in the business and other stakeholders to deliver procurement excellence across a range of high-value, complex projects, with P&L oversight of the category. You will develop a deep understanding of operating plans and organizational strategy within the category, and then execute on sourcing events (RFx) to deliver cost savings, risk mitigation, continuity of service, and innovation. You will stay up to date on industry trends, as well as competitor strategy, to develop a detailed understanding of the supplier marketplace for construction goods and services, and then act as a key driver of value in the category. You will lead and develop a cross-functional team in supplier negotiations, contract development, onboarding, and ongoing supplier relationship management, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement all along the procurement process. As a Director you will act as a key leader in the procurement organization, coaching and developing top talent at the Manager and Analyst level to contribute to overall strategic sourcing success.
In short, this is a potentially career-making Procurement leadership role at a fantastic organization, with the opportunity to drive results at a high level in the business. It’s perfect for someone with at least 10+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience, with a deep understanding of—and track record of results in—the Construction category. Experience managing complex, high-value Procurement projects is a must, as well as experience leading Procurement teams to success, and developing very high levels of stakeholder engagement in those projects. The ideal candidate will come from a retail background, but our client will consider applicants with significant Construction category experience from other similar industries. If this sounds like your leadership background, and you’re looking to move into an excellent role, reach out to Argentus today! Call 416 364 9919 or send an email with your current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This capsule job description is meant to give prospective candidates a basic overview of the role. A full written job description is available upon request. We regret that only candidates already located in Canada are eligible to apply.