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      • Stratford, Ontario
      • Contract
      Are you a professional buyer with Industrial Equipment experience?Can you quickly adapt to a new MRP system?Are you available immediately?If so, this could be the opportunity for you!We are looking for a Buyer to work on a contract assignment with a company involved in Industrial Equipment.Responsible, within the limits of delegated authority, for the approval and control of the purchasing function for the facility. Investigates new developments relative to materials and supplies and makes recommendations designed to reduce costs and improve quality.Responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with vendors in order to facilitate purchasing materials at lowest cost, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, urgency of need and scheduling deliveries. Reviews bids, quotes, and purchase orders for accuracy and applicability.AdvantagesGain excellent work experience in a dynamic environmentAbility to grow your skillset into a new MRP systemCompetitive Pay RateResponsibilities1. Initiates purchase orders for specific commodities as determined by the Materials Manager.2. Delegates responsibilities to Junior Buyer Associate and Buyer3. Develops and maintains acceptable vendor base for purchased items and updates necessary written and computerized records and files for efficient operation.4. Establishes and maintains raw material standards and current costs files.5. Participates in budget forecasts.6. Maintains acceptable inventory levels.7. Negotiates prices, terms etc. with vendors as required.8. Recommends purchasing policies and procedures within the limits of delegated authority and in accordance with Division and Company-wide policies and procedures.9. Reviews and approves MRP purchase requisitions10. Establishes and approves sources of raw materials and supplies. Receives quotations and secures bids.11. Arranges for the sale of scrap, obsolete and surplus materials, and by-products.12. May prepare buyer’s manuals to facilitate standard procurement practices.13. Responsible for procuring all material required to complete fabrication and assembly to support established due dates driven by the Master Production Schedule.14. Responsible for working with Production Control, Manufacturing and Purchasing team for any purchased parts coordination requiring follow-up/feedback.15. Work closely with Scheduling, Processing and Engineering to understand the total requirements using the MRP reporting system for purchased parts, individual periodic quantities along with negotiating and placing orders.16. Works closely with Quality Assurance to ensure material received meets acceptable quality standards and arranges for disposition of unacceptable material.17. A sense of urgency is essential while coordinating with necessary departments to ensure material requirements are met.QualificationsEducation Required: Bachelor’s Degree and/or designation of SCMP, CPP or CPPM. (Supply Chain Management Professional/Certified Purchasing Professional Manager)Experience Required: 5+ years preferredRequired Competencies:1. Communication – You must be comfortable using a wide range of communication styles. You must choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate in diverse situations.2. Managing Information – You must be able to think critically and gather, sort, store and use information to turn data into usable knowledge.3. Research and Analysis – You will use information from a variety of sources to identify options and solve problems.4. Project and task management – You will plan, implement, manage and measure projects and tasks in a timely and directed manner.5. Teamwork – You will work cooperatively and collaboratively with others to achieve collective goals.6. Professional behavior: You will use sound judgement to meet or exceed workplace guidelines, standards and expectations. You will handle responsibilities with effective interpersonal skills while interfacing with internal and external customers.7. Continuous learning – You will acquire and apply new knowledge and skills. You will develop and maintain an acceptable level of knowledge of MRP systems and RFP’s.SummaryApply online or email resume to Brian Roach at brian.roach@randstad.caOnly qualified candidates will be contactedPlease visit www.randstad.ca for a complete list of open positions.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      Are you a professional buyer with Industrial Equipment experience?Can you quickly adapt to a new MRP system?Are you available immediately?If so, this could be the opportunity for you!We are looking for a Buyer to work on a contract assignment with a company involved in Industrial Equipment.Responsible, within the limits of delegated authority, for the approval and control of the purchasing function for the facility. Investigates new developments relative to materials and supplies and makes recommendations designed to reduce costs and improve quality.Responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with vendors in order to facilitate purchasing materials at lowest cost, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, urgency of need and scheduling deliveries. Reviews bids, quotes, and purchase orders for accuracy and applicability.AdvantagesGain excellent work experience in a dynamic environmentAbility to grow your skillset into a new MRP systemCompetitive Pay RateResponsibilities1. Initiates purchase orders for specific commodities as determined by the Materials Manager.2. Delegates responsibilities to Junior Buyer Associate and Buyer3. Develops and maintains acceptable vendor base for purchased items and updates necessary written and computerized records and files for efficient operation.4. Establishes and maintains raw material standards and current costs files.5. Participates in budget forecasts.6. Maintains acceptable inventory levels.7. Negotiates prices, terms etc. with vendors as required.8. Recommends purchasing policies and procedures within the limits of delegated authority and in accordance with Division and Company-wide policies and procedures.9. Reviews and approves MRP purchase requisitions10. Establishes and approves sources of raw materials and supplies. Receives quotations and secures bids.11. Arranges for the sale of scrap, obsolete and surplus materials, and by-products.12. May prepare buyer’s manuals to facilitate standard procurement practices.13. Responsible for procuring all material required to complete fabrication and assembly to support established due dates driven by the Master Production Schedule.14. Responsible for working with Production Control, Manufacturing and Purchasing team for any purchased parts coordination requiring follow-up/feedback.15. Work closely with Scheduling, Processing and Engineering to understand the total requirements using the MRP reporting system for purchased parts, individual periodic quantities along with negotiating and placing orders.16. Works closely with Quality Assurance to ensure material received meets acceptable quality standards and arranges for disposition of unacceptable material.17. A sense of urgency is essential while coordinating with necessary departments to ensure material requirements are met.QualificationsEducation Required: Bachelor’s Degree and/or designation of SCMP, CPP or CPPM. (Supply Chain Management Professional/Certified Purchasing Professional Manager)Experience Required: 5+ years preferredRequired Competencies:1. Communication – You must be comfortable using a wide range of communication styles. You must choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate in diverse situations.2. Managing Information – You must be able to think critically and gather, sort, store and use information to turn data into usable knowledge.3. Research and Analysis – You will use information from a variety of sources to identify options and solve problems.4. Project and task management – You will plan, implement, manage and measure projects and tasks in a timely and directed manner.5. Teamwork – You will work cooperatively and collaboratively with others to achieve collective goals.6. Professional behavior: You will use sound judgement to meet or exceed workplace guidelines, standards and expectations. You will handle responsibilities with effective interpersonal skills while interfacing with internal and external customers.7. Continuous learning – You will acquire and apply new knowledge and skills. You will develop and maintain an acceptable level of knowledge of MRP systems and RFP’s.SummaryApply online or email resume to Brian Roach at brian.roach@randstad.caOnly qualified candidates will be contactedPlease visit www.randstad.ca for a complete list of open positions.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Contract
      Reporting to the Senior Manager of Access Networks Commodities Procurement, the Category Lead position is an essential role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will have knowledge of commodities as it relates to the Wireless and/or Cable Access Networks and will become an expert on this spend category. The candidate will be quickly recognized by the clients business partner as a valued contributor in helping implement commercial strategies. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets for the spend category and be accountable for working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners in Network and Finance to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Lead will cultivate a strong rapport with key technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help in achieving their business objectives. The Category Lead will work closely with leaders within the vendor marketplace.What you bring:•Deep knowledge of procuring Cable or Wireless Access Network Commodities which may include the following:oCoaxial Passives: Splitters, couplers, taps, cabling & assemblies, connectors, etc.oElectrical Passive: Power cabling & assemblies, power distribution bars, Category cabling, modular plugs, connectors, RJ-x patch panels, etc.oEquipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, etc.oOptical Passives: Pads, equalizers, attenuators, fiber splice enclosure, fiber trays & splitter, fiber patch panels & patch cables, outdoor fiber jumpers, etc.oInfrastructure Cabling: Coax hardline cabling, drop cabling & connectors, FTTx fiber cabling (FlexNap, ABF/Microduct, direct buried), FTTA (DC and Fiber) cabling, etc.oTowers and Steel Structures: Towers, foundation rebar, dampening system, steel mounts (pinwheel, ballast, chair), radio and MISC. mounts, etc.•3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structures•University/post-secondary degree required in engineering, computer science, business, commerce or economics•Strong relationship building and business acumen are required. Needs to be able to quickly establish credibility and influence with business stakeholders•Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to communicate / present complex topics to executive leaders and to “sell” by influencing their thinking and decisions•Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and resolve multi-party conflicts to get to the “right answer”•Ability to be resilient when faced with opposition with a solutionist mentality•Works collaboratively with members of their team and stakeholders across the business and seeks input as needed•Understands the power dynamic within the spend category and will create his/her own network for success•Must be a motivated self-starter and quick study of complicated technical topics•Experience leading high level negotiations for technical products and services•Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail•Proven ability to be adaptable in a fast paced, consistently changing environment•Must be able to create comprehensive project plans and execute with discipline•Requires proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word•Demonstrated mastery of Strategic Sourcing practices is preferred but not mandatoryPlease send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Advantages3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structuresResponsibilitiesReporting to the Senior Manager of Access Networks Commodities Procurement, the Category Lead position is an essential role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will have knowledge of commodities as it relates to the Wireless and/or Cable Access Networks and will become an expert on this spend category. The candidate will be quickly recognized by the clients business partner as a valued contributor in helping implement commercial strategies. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets for the spend category and be accountable for working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners in Network and Finance to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Lead will cultivate a strong rapport with key technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help in achieving their business objectives. The Category Lead will work closely with leaders within the vendor marketplace.What you bring:•Deep knowledge of procuring Cable or Wireless Access Network Commodities which may include the following:oCoaxial Passives: Splitters, couplers, taps, cabling & assemblies, connectors, etc.oElectrical Passive: Power cabling & assemblies, power distribution bars, Category cabling, modular plugs, connectors, RJ-x patch panels, etc.oEquipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, etc.oOptical Passives: Pads, equalizers, attenuators, fiber splice enclosure, fiber trays & splitter, fiber patch panels & patch cables, outdoor fiber jumpers, etc.oInfrastructure Cabling: Coax hardline cabling, drop cabling & connectors, FTTx fiber cabling (FlexNap, ABF/Microduct, direct buried), FTTA (DC and Fiber) cabling, etc.oTowers and Steel Structures: Towers, foundation rebar, dampening system, steel mounts (pinwheel, ballast, chair), radio and MISC. mounts, etc.•3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structures•University/post-secondary degree required in engineering, computer science, business, commerce or economics•Strong relationship building and business acumen are required. Needs to be able to quickly establish credibility and influence with business stakeholders•Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to communicate / present complex topics to executive leaders and to “sell” by influencing their thinking and decisions•Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and resolve multi-party conflicts to get to the “right answer”•Ability to be resilient when faced with opposition with a solutionist mentality•Works collaboratively with members of their team and stakeholders across the business and seeks input as needed•Understands the power dynamic within the spend category and will create his/her own network for success•Must be a motivated self-starter and quick study of complicated technical topics•Experience leading high level negotiations for technical products and services•Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail•Proven ability to be adaptable in a fast paced, consistently changing environment•Must be able to create comprehensive project plans and execute with discipline•Requires proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word•Demonstrated mastery of Strategic Sourcing practices is preferred but not mandatoryPlease send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Qualifications3-5 years of experience purchasing Equipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, SummaryReporting to the Senior Manager of Access Networks Commodities Procurement, the Category Lead position is an essential role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will have knowledge of commodities as it relates to the Wireless and/or Cable Access Networks and will become an expert on this spend category. The candidate will be quickly recognized by the clients business partner as a valued contributor in helping implement commercial strategies. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets for the spend category and be accountable for working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners in Network and Finance to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Lead will cultivate a strong rapport with key technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help in achieving their business objectives. The Category Lead will work closely with leaders within the vendor marketplace.What you bring:•Deep knowledge of procuring Cable or Wireless Access Network Commodities which may include the following:oCoaxial Passives: Splitters, couplers, taps, cabling & assemblies, connectors, etc.oElectrical Passive: Power cabling & assemblies, power distribution bars, Category cabling, modular plugs, connectors, RJ-x patch panels, etc.oEquipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, etc.oOptical Passives: Pads, equalizers, attenuators, fiber splice enclosure, fiber trays & splitter, fiber patch panels & patch cables, outdoor fiber jumpers, etc.oInfrastructure Cabling: Coax hardline cabling, drop cabling & connectors, FTTx fiber cabling (FlexNap, ABF/Microduct, direct buried), FTTA (DC and Fiber) cabling, etc.oTowers and Steel Structures: Towers, foundation rebar, dampening system, steel mounts (pinwheel, ballast, chair), radio and MISC. mounts, etc.•3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structures•University/post-secondary degree required in engineering, computer science, business, commerce or economics•Strong relationship building and business acumen are required. Needs to be able to quickly establish credibility and influence with business stakeholders•Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to communicate / present complex topics to executive leaders and to “sell” by influencing their thinking and decisions•Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and resolve multi-party conflicts to get to the “right answer”•Ability to be resilient when faced with opposition with a solutionist mentality•Works collaboratively with members of their team and stakeholders across the business and seeks input as needed•Understands the power dynamic within the spend category and will create his/her own network for success•Must be a motivated self-starter and quick study of complicated technical topics•Experience leading high level negotiations for technical products and services•Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail•Proven ability to be adaptable in a fast paced, consistently changing environment•Must be able to create comprehensive project plans and execute with discipline•Requires proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word•Demonstrated mastery of Strategic Sourcing practices is preferred but not mandatoryPlease send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      Reporting to the Senior Manager of Access Networks Commodities Procurement, the Category Lead position is an essential role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will have knowledge of commodities as it relates to the Wireless and/or Cable Access Networks and will become an expert on this spend category. The candidate will be quickly recognized by the clients business partner as a valued contributor in helping implement commercial strategies. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets for the spend category and be accountable for working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners in Network and Finance to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Lead will cultivate a strong rapport with key technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help in achieving their business objectives. The Category Lead will work closely with leaders within the vendor marketplace.What you bring:•Deep knowledge of procuring Cable or Wireless Access Network Commodities which may include the following:oCoaxial Passives: Splitters, couplers, taps, cabling & assemblies, connectors, etc.oElectrical Passive: Power cabling & assemblies, power distribution bars, Category cabling, modular plugs, connectors, RJ-x patch panels, etc.oEquipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, etc.oOptical Passives: Pads, equalizers, attenuators, fiber splice enclosure, fiber trays & splitter, fiber patch panels & patch cables, outdoor fiber jumpers, etc.oInfrastructure Cabling: Coax hardline cabling, drop cabling & connectors, FTTx fiber cabling (FlexNap, ABF/Microduct, direct buried), FTTA (DC and Fiber) cabling, etc.oTowers and Steel Structures: Towers, foundation rebar, dampening system, steel mounts (pinwheel, ballast, chair), radio and MISC. mounts, etc.•3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structures•University/post-secondary degree required in engineering, computer science, business, commerce or economics•Strong relationship building and business acumen are required. Needs to be able to quickly establish credibility and influence with business stakeholders•Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to communicate / present complex topics to executive leaders and to “sell” by influencing their thinking and decisions•Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and resolve multi-party conflicts to get to the “right answer”•Ability to be resilient when faced with opposition with a solutionist mentality•Works collaboratively with members of their team and stakeholders across the business and seeks input as needed•Understands the power dynamic within the spend category and will create his/her own network for success•Must be a motivated self-starter and quick study of complicated technical topics•Experience leading high level negotiations for technical products and services•Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail•Proven ability to be adaptable in a fast paced, consistently changing environment•Must be able to create comprehensive project plans and execute with discipline•Requires proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word•Demonstrated mastery of Strategic Sourcing practices is preferred but not mandatoryPlease send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Advantages3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structuresResponsibilitiesReporting to the Senior Manager of Access Networks Commodities Procurement, the Category Lead position is an essential role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will have knowledge of commodities as it relates to the Wireless and/or Cable Access Networks and will become an expert on this spend category. The candidate will be quickly recognized by the clients business partner as a valued contributor in helping implement commercial strategies. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets for the spend category and be accountable for working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners in Network and Finance to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Lead will cultivate a strong rapport with key technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help in achieving their business objectives. The Category Lead will work closely with leaders within the vendor marketplace.What you bring:•Deep knowledge of procuring Cable or Wireless Access Network Commodities which may include the following:oCoaxial Passives: Splitters, couplers, taps, cabling & assemblies, connectors, etc.oElectrical Passive: Power cabling & assemblies, power distribution bars, Category cabling, modular plugs, connectors, RJ-x patch panels, etc.oEquipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, etc.oOptical Passives: Pads, equalizers, attenuators, fiber splice enclosure, fiber trays & splitter, fiber patch panels & patch cables, outdoor fiber jumpers, etc.oInfrastructure Cabling: Coax hardline cabling, drop cabling & connectors, FTTx fiber cabling (FlexNap, ABF/Microduct, direct buried), FTTA (DC and Fiber) cabling, etc.oTowers and Steel Structures: Towers, foundation rebar, dampening system, steel mounts (pinwheel, ballast, chair), radio and MISC. mounts, etc.•3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structures•University/post-secondary degree required in engineering, computer science, business, commerce or economics•Strong relationship building and business acumen are required. Needs to be able to quickly establish credibility and influence with business stakeholders•Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to communicate / present complex topics to executive leaders and to “sell” by influencing their thinking and decisions•Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and resolve multi-party conflicts to get to the “right answer”•Ability to be resilient when faced with opposition with a solutionist mentality•Works collaboratively with members of their team and stakeholders across the business and seeks input as needed•Understands the power dynamic within the spend category and will create his/her own network for success•Must be a motivated self-starter and quick study of complicated technical topics•Experience leading high level negotiations for technical products and services•Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail•Proven ability to be adaptable in a fast paced, consistently changing environment•Must be able to create comprehensive project plans and execute with discipline•Requires proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word•Demonstrated mastery of Strategic Sourcing practices is preferred but not mandatoryPlease send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Qualifications3-5 years of experience purchasing Equipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, SummaryReporting to the Senior Manager of Access Networks Commodities Procurement, the Category Lead position is an essential role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will have knowledge of commodities as it relates to the Wireless and/or Cable Access Networks and will become an expert on this spend category. The candidate will be quickly recognized by the clients business partner as a valued contributor in helping implement commercial strategies. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets for the spend category and be accountable for working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners in Network and Finance to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Lead will cultivate a strong rapport with key technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help in achieving their business objectives. The Category Lead will work closely with leaders within the vendor marketplace.What you bring:•Deep knowledge of procuring Cable or Wireless Access Network Commodities which may include the following:oCoaxial Passives: Splitters, couplers, taps, cabling & assemblies, connectors, etc.oElectrical Passive: Power cabling & assemblies, power distribution bars, Category cabling, modular plugs, connectors, RJ-x patch panels, etc.oEquipment Housing & Cable Management: Basic equipment enclosures wireline cabinets, vaults, peds, 19/23" racks/server racks, cable tray, indoor fiber trough, etc.oOptical Passives: Pads, equalizers, attenuators, fiber splice enclosure, fiber trays & splitter, fiber patch panels & patch cables, outdoor fiber jumpers, etc.oInfrastructure Cabling: Coax hardline cabling, drop cabling & connectors, FTTx fiber cabling (FlexNap, ABF/Microduct, direct buried), FTTA (DC and Fiber) cabling, etc.oTowers and Steel Structures: Towers, foundation rebar, dampening system, steel mounts (pinwheel, ballast, chair), radio and MISC. mounts, etc.•3+ years of relevant work experience in the wireless and/or cable industry preferably in Network, or managing an Access Network Services category in a procurement setting•Knowledge of category’s market trends and impacts to cost structures•University/post-secondary degree required in engineering, computer science, business, commerce or economics•Strong relationship building and business acumen are required. Needs to be able to quickly establish credibility and influence with business stakeholders•Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to communicate / present complex topics to executive leaders and to “sell” by influencing their thinking and decisions•Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and resolve multi-party conflicts to get to the “right answer”•Ability to be resilient when faced with opposition with a solutionist mentality•Works collaboratively with members of their team and stakeholders across the business and seeks input as needed•Understands the power dynamic within the spend category and will create his/her own network for success•Must be a motivated self-starter and quick study of complicated technical topics•Experience leading high level negotiations for technical products and services•Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail•Proven ability to be adaptable in a fast paced, consistently changing environment•Must be able to create comprehensive project plans and execute with discipline•Requires proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word•Demonstrated mastery of Strategic Sourcing practices is preferred but not mandatoryPlease send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Contract
      • Create and maintain comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors• Take full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets• Act as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders• Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team• Influence the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy• Drive relationships with key suppliers• Identify cost savings objectives for the category and drive the total cost of ownership reductions• Aggregate demand to leverage companies scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets• Manage the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities• Assist in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc. Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.caAdvantages• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targetsResponsibilities• Create and maintain comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors.• Take full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets• Act as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders.• Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team• Influence the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy• Drive relationships with key suppliers• Identify cost savings objectives for the category and drive the total cost of ownership reductions• Aggregate demand to leverage Rogers’ scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets• Manage the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities• Assist in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc. Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.caQualificationsEducation:3-5 years in a procurement buying role.Experience in telecommunication or electronics purchasing. Summary• Create and maintain comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors• Take full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets• Act as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders• Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team• Influence the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy• Drive relationships with key suppliers• Identify cost savings objectives for the category and drive the total cost of ownership reductions• Aggregate demand to leverage Rogers’ scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets• Manage the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities• Assist in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc. Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.caRandstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      • Create and maintain comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors• Take full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets• Act as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders• Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team• Influence the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy• Drive relationships with key suppliers• Identify cost savings objectives for the category and drive the total cost of ownership reductions• Aggregate demand to leverage companies scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets• Manage the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities• Assist in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc. Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.caAdvantages• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targetsResponsibilities• Create and maintain comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors.• Take full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets• Act as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders.• Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team• Influence the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy• Drive relationships with key suppliers• Identify cost savings objectives for the category and drive the total cost of ownership reductions• Aggregate demand to leverage Rogers’ scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets• Manage the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities• Assist in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc. Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.caQualificationsEducation:3-5 years in a procurement buying role.Experience in telecommunication or electronics purchasing. Summary• Create and maintain comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors• Take full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets• Act as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders• Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team• Influence the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy• Drive relationships with key suppliers• Identify cost savings objectives for the category and drive the total cost of ownership reductions• Aggregate demand to leverage Rogers’ scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings• Ensure procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations• Ensure procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets• Manage the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities• Assist in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc. Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.caRandstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.

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