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      • North York, Ontario
      • Contract
      Reporting to the Category Management Lead, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard to source products, and professional services. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for implementing initiatives to apply industry-best practices in their category portfolio. Responsibilities: Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required.Steering/contributing to key negotiations with vendors.Proposing and assisting with implementation cost reduction strategies. Assisting with recommending sourcing opportunities for short -term and long - term ,Analysing the current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend.Enhancing service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection.Developing effective relationships with assigned categories, end user departments, suppliers and continually improving the supply base structure to leverage spend and ensure good/services are made available within schedule.Reviewing Board reports and ensuring procurement conformance for approval by the Head Materials & Procurement/Director - Category Procurement/Category Management Lead.Preparing and issuing tender/proposal documentation including all required commercial requirements, Commercial Analysis, Board Reports, award letters, purchase orders and related documents. Conducting debriefing meetings with unsuccessful bidders as required.Preparing and issuing award letters /purchase orders to the successful tenders/proponents. Education: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sPlease submit your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca AdvantagesSound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sResponsibilitiesReporting to the Category Management Lead, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard to source products, and professional services. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for implementing initiatives to apply industry-best practices in their category portfolio. Responsibilities: Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required.Steering/contributing to key negotiations with vendors.Proposing and assisting with implementation cost reduction strategies. Assisting with recommending sourcing opportunities for short -term and long - term ,Analysing the current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend.Enhancing service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection.Developing effective relationships with assigned categories, end user departments, suppliers and continually improving the supply base structure to leverage spend and ensure good/services are made available within schedule.Reviewing Board reports and ensuring procurement conformance for approval by the Head Materials & Procurement/Director - Category Procurement/Category Management Lead.Preparing and issuing tender/proposal documentation including all required commercial requirements, Commercial Analysis, Board Reports, award letters, purchase orders and related documents. Conducting debriefing meetings with unsuccessful bidders as required.Preparing and issuing award letters /purchase orders to the successful tenders/proponents. Education: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sPlease submit your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca QualificationsEducation: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. SummaryReporting to the Category Management Lead, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard to source products, and professional services. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for implementing initiatives to apply industry-best practices in their category portfolio. Responsibilities: Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required.Steering/contributing to key negotiations with vendors.Proposing and assisting with implementation cost reduction strategies. Assisting with recommending sourcing opportunities for short -term and long - term ,Analysing the current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend.Enhancing service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection.Developing effective relationships with assigned categories, end user departments, suppliers and continually improving the supply base structure to leverage spend and ensure good/services are made available within schedule.Reviewing Board reports and ensuring procurement conformance for approval by the Head Materials & Procurement/Director - Category Procurement/Category Management Lead.Preparing and issuing tender/proposal documentation including all required commercial requirements, Commercial Analysis, Board Reports, award letters, purchase orders and related documents. Conducting debriefing meetings with unsuccessful bidders as required.Preparing and issuing award letters /purchase orders to the successful tenders/proponents. Education: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sPlease submit your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
      Reporting to the Category Management Lead, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard to source products, and professional services. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for implementing initiatives to apply industry-best practices in their category portfolio. Responsibilities: Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required.Steering/contributing to key negotiations with vendors.Proposing and assisting with implementation cost reduction strategies. Assisting with recommending sourcing opportunities for short -term and long - term ,Analysing the current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend.Enhancing service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection.Developing effective relationships with assigned categories, end user departments, suppliers and continually improving the supply base structure to leverage spend and ensure good/services are made available within schedule.Reviewing Board reports and ensuring procurement conformance for approval by the Head Materials & Procurement/Director - Category Procurement/Category Management Lead.Preparing and issuing tender/proposal documentation including all required commercial requirements, Commercial Analysis, Board Reports, award letters, purchase orders and related documents. Conducting debriefing meetings with unsuccessful bidders as required.Preparing and issuing award letters /purchase orders to the successful tenders/proponents. Education: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sPlease submit your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca AdvantagesSound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sResponsibilitiesReporting to the Category Management Lead, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard to source products, and professional services. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for implementing initiatives to apply industry-best practices in their category portfolio. Responsibilities: Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required.Steering/contributing to key negotiations with vendors.Proposing and assisting with implementation cost reduction strategies. Assisting with recommending sourcing opportunities for short -term and long - term ,Analysing the current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend.Enhancing service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection.Developing effective relationships with assigned categories, end user departments, suppliers and continually improving the supply base structure to leverage spend and ensure good/services are made available within schedule.Reviewing Board reports and ensuring procurement conformance for approval by the Head Materials & Procurement/Director - Category Procurement/Category Management Lead.Preparing and issuing tender/proposal documentation including all required commercial requirements, Commercial Analysis, Board Reports, award letters, purchase orders and related documents. Conducting debriefing meetings with unsuccessful bidders as required.Preparing and issuing award letters /purchase orders to the successful tenders/proponents. Education: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sPlease submit your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca QualificationsEducation: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. SummaryReporting to the Category Management Lead, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for the procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard to source products, and professional services. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for implementing initiatives to apply industry-best practices in their category portfolio. Responsibilities: Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required.Steering/contributing to key negotiations with vendors.Proposing and assisting with implementation cost reduction strategies. Assisting with recommending sourcing opportunities for short -term and long - term ,Analysing the current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend.Enhancing service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection.Developing effective relationships with assigned categories, end user departments, suppliers and continually improving the supply base structure to leverage spend and ensure good/services are made available within schedule.Reviewing Board reports and ensuring procurement conformance for approval by the Head Materials & Procurement/Director - Category Procurement/Category Management Lead.Preparing and issuing tender/proposal documentation including all required commercial requirements, Commercial Analysis, Board Reports, award letters, purchase orders and related documents. Conducting debriefing meetings with unsuccessful bidders as required.Preparing and issuing award letters /purchase orders to the successful tenders/proponents. Education: University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent. Must have experience working in a Public Sector Procurement Environment. Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, category management, contract administration principals, the procurement process and related/tender proposal evaluations of awards activities. Knowledge of sourcing of supply, current prices for good/services and related market trends, commodities and future markets. , materials management and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes. Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practises contract and tendering law techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents. Includes strong proficiency of various competitive procurement vehicles such as ACAN's, RFI's, RFP's NRFP's and MSA'sPlease submit your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Contract
      Job Description:Do you have a strong background in providing strategic advice on procurement and contract management? Our Public Sector client requires a Procurement Specialist for a 6 month contract within the GTA. As a Procurement Specialist you will provide strategic/technical procurement advice and project management expertise as well as aiding in simplifying the procurement process and ensuring that client procurement needs are met. Experience with Public/private sector procurement principles, methods and practices, and developing appropriate RFP specifications.Additional knowledge includes: - Public/private sector procurement policies, procedures, trends, developments, restrictions and agreements as well as business environment and supplier market to provide guidance and strategic advice.- Directives and standing agreements to provide expert advice and guidance to clients in the management of procurement initiatives- Planning and managing large-scale procurement initiativesAdvantagesThis is an exciting opportunity and provides the successful candidate the ability to gain a strong understanding of procurement processes and procedures within the Public Sector. The opportunity requires skills/ability to apply concepts and theories to conduct in-depth analysis, and recommend modifications within the context of existing programs.ResponsibilitiesKey Responsibilities1. Procurement and Contract Management- Provides expertise, strategic leadership and advice on specific projects, unique issues, approaches, options and/or multifaceted procurementinitiatives.- Provides leadership in assessing the nature of the procurement, the marketplace, client readiness and/or the risk profile of the assignment; Promotesthe development procurement expertise and provides suggestions, ideas and advice on assigned procurements.2. Research and Business Analysis- Develops and/or advises on procurement business cases and requests for proposal (RFPs)- Conducts research and analysis of current processes, and identifies alternate approaches for improved performance and client services.- Implements processes, tools, projects and systems to position the branch as a center of procurement expertise;- Leads or facilitates needs analysis, assessment of market capabilities, coordination of specification development and evaluation processes, and analyzes business risks to ensure fair, open, competitive and transparent procurement processes.3. Controllership.- Leads value added analysis of spending, commodities, transactions and vendors to support ministry procurement strategies- Develops, recommends and implements performance measures through the establishment/revision of benchmarks to promote quality customer service and continuous improvement of branch services and procurement practices and business efficiencies4. Consultation, Stakeholder Relations, and Briefings- Identifies cost saving measures by reducing duplication, leveraging volumes and aggregating demands through the identification and integration of requirements and business goals.- Develops, maintains and promotes an active consultation/interaction process with clients/divisional staff in order to build relationships; recommends improved practices and techniques and promotes knowledge transfer.QualificationsThis position requires knowledge / understanding of diverse processes and inter-dependencies that must be integrated. Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:development of procurement business cases, plans and RFP documents capabilities to create analytical reports on procurement initiatives understanding of Federal/provincial legislation related to procurement change management skills to implement innovations in procurement processes coordinate various priorities involving multiple clients and stakeholders proposal evaluation and contract negotiation procurement policies, procedures, trends SummaryOur client values an environment that is not only free from discrimination, but that is also proactively inclusive. If you are passionate about procurement, apply now to be considered!Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
      Job Description:Do you have a strong background in providing strategic advice on procurement and contract management? Our Public Sector client requires a Procurement Specialist for a 6 month contract within the GTA. As a Procurement Specialist you will provide strategic/technical procurement advice and project management expertise as well as aiding in simplifying the procurement process and ensuring that client procurement needs are met. Experience with Public/private sector procurement principles, methods and practices, and developing appropriate RFP specifications.Additional knowledge includes: - Public/private sector procurement policies, procedures, trends, developments, restrictions and agreements as well as business environment and supplier market to provide guidance and strategic advice.- Directives and standing agreements to provide expert advice and guidance to clients in the management of procurement initiatives- Planning and managing large-scale procurement initiativesAdvantagesThis is an exciting opportunity and provides the successful candidate the ability to gain a strong understanding of procurement processes and procedures within the Public Sector. The opportunity requires skills/ability to apply concepts and theories to conduct in-depth analysis, and recommend modifications within the context of existing programs.ResponsibilitiesKey Responsibilities1. Procurement and Contract Management- Provides expertise, strategic leadership and advice on specific projects, unique issues, approaches, options and/or multifaceted procurementinitiatives.- Provides leadership in assessing the nature of the procurement, the marketplace, client readiness and/or the risk profile of the assignment; Promotesthe development procurement expertise and provides suggestions, ideas and advice on assigned procurements.2. Research and Business Analysis- Develops and/or advises on procurement business cases and requests for proposal (RFPs)- Conducts research and analysis of current processes, and identifies alternate approaches for improved performance and client services.- Implements processes, tools, projects and systems to position the branch as a center of procurement expertise;- Leads or facilitates needs analysis, assessment of market capabilities, coordination of specification development and evaluation processes, and analyzes business risks to ensure fair, open, competitive and transparent procurement processes.3. Controllership.- Leads value added analysis of spending, commodities, transactions and vendors to support ministry procurement strategies- Develops, recommends and implements performance measures through the establishment/revision of benchmarks to promote quality customer service and continuous improvement of branch services and procurement practices and business efficiencies4. Consultation, Stakeholder Relations, and Briefings- Identifies cost saving measures by reducing duplication, leveraging volumes and aggregating demands through the identification and integration of requirements and business goals.- Develops, maintains and promotes an active consultation/interaction process with clients/divisional staff in order to build relationships; recommends improved practices and techniques and promotes knowledge transfer.QualificationsThis position requires knowledge / understanding of diverse processes and inter-dependencies that must be integrated. Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:development of procurement business cases, plans and RFP documents capabilities to create analytical reports on procurement initiatives understanding of Federal/provincial legislation related to procurement change management skills to implement innovations in procurement processes coordinate various priorities involving multiple clients and stakeholders proposal evaluation and contract negotiation procurement policies, procedures, trends SummaryOur client values an environment that is not only free from discrimination, but that is also proactively inclusive. If you are passionate about procurement, apply now to be considered!Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Contract
      Our client, a leader in the insurance industry , is looking for a Procurement Specialist for an initial 1 year contract with the potential of either being extended or becoming a permanent hire.The SPS is responsible for supporting and managing all IT categories with a focus on any of Telecom, Data Services, Hardware, and/or IT Service categories. Experience in Software and ‘Software-as-a-Service’ categories would be beneficial. Key purpose is to meet business objectives through the deployment of appropriate sourcing strategies, , managing contract negotiations, supporting supplier and internal customer relationships, ensuring internal compliance, managing and utilizing Aviva’s procure to pay system and identifying demand management opportunities across the companyAdvantages- potential to extend the contract beyond 1 year or become a permanent employee- Hybrid work environment - 2- 3 days remote per weekResponsibilities • The SPS will be responsible for leading/supporting the end to end sourcing processes, which include: • Identifying sourcing opportunities based on the category and business objectives • Conducting market analysis and supporting implementation of sourcing strategies • Identify opportunities for demand management and process improvements within the categories • Leading RFx events and conducting supplier negotiations • Working with stakeholders to create and implement contracts and service level agreements • Supporting the supplier relationship management process through the duration of the contract • The SPS is responsible for maintaining governance and compliance to the Procurement & Outsourcing standards. NEED TO KNOWThe SPS will be expected to have a sound familiarity with IT and IT related contracts (MSA, SOW, WO, License, Service Agreements, etc.) and with relevant category expertise.The SPS will continuously develop and improve category expertise and capability through understanding and application of industry developments, technology, techniques, and shared experienceQualificationsEXPERIENCE:• Minimum 5+ years Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management• Experience in category management of IT and IT related goods and services The SPS will be expected to have a sound familiarity with IT and IT related contracts (MSA, SOW, WO, License, Service Agreements, etc.) and with relevant category expertise.• Strong supplier relationship management, customer relationship management, risk management, compliance reporting, and demand management skills• Proficiency in MS Applications, business and industry analysis, financial analysis, supplier management, evaluation matrix development• Experience in contract creation, contract negotiations, conflict management, and decision makingSummaryQUALIFICATIONS:• University degree or equivalent years of related experienceEXPERIENCE:• Minimum 5+ years Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management• Experience in category management of IT and IT related goods and services The SPS will be expected to have a sound familiarity with IT and IT related contracts (MSA, SOW, WO, License, Service Agreements, etc.) and with relevant category expertise.• Strong supplier relationship management, customer relationship management, risk management, compliance reporting, and demand management skills• Proficiency in MS Applications, business and industry analysis, financial analysis, supplier management, evaluation matrix development• Experience in contract creation, contract negotiations, conflict management, and decision makingRandstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
      Our client, a leader in the insurance industry , is looking for a Procurement Specialist for an initial 1 year contract with the potential of either being extended or becoming a permanent hire.The SPS is responsible for supporting and managing all IT categories with a focus on any of Telecom, Data Services, Hardware, and/or IT Service categories. Experience in Software and ‘Software-as-a-Service’ categories would be beneficial. Key purpose is to meet business objectives through the deployment of appropriate sourcing strategies, , managing contract negotiations, supporting supplier and internal customer relationships, ensuring internal compliance, managing and utilizing Aviva’s procure to pay system and identifying demand management opportunities across the companyAdvantages- potential to extend the contract beyond 1 year or become a permanent employee- Hybrid work environment - 2- 3 days remote per weekResponsibilities • The SPS will be responsible for leading/supporting the end to end sourcing processes, which include: • Identifying sourcing opportunities based on the category and business objectives • Conducting market analysis and supporting implementation of sourcing strategies • Identify opportunities for demand management and process improvements within the categories • Leading RFx events and conducting supplier negotiations • Working with stakeholders to create and implement contracts and service level agreements • Supporting the supplier relationship management process through the duration of the contract • The SPS is responsible for maintaining governance and compliance to the Procurement & Outsourcing standards. NEED TO KNOWThe SPS will be expected to have a sound familiarity with IT and IT related contracts (MSA, SOW, WO, License, Service Agreements, etc.) and with relevant category expertise.The SPS will continuously develop and improve category expertise and capability through understanding and application of industry developments, technology, techniques, and shared experienceQualificationsEXPERIENCE:• Minimum 5+ years Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management• Experience in category management of IT and IT related goods and services The SPS will be expected to have a sound familiarity with IT and IT related contracts (MSA, SOW, WO, License, Service Agreements, etc.) and with relevant category expertise.• Strong supplier relationship management, customer relationship management, risk management, compliance reporting, and demand management skills• Proficiency in MS Applications, business and industry analysis, financial analysis, supplier management, evaluation matrix development• Experience in contract creation, contract negotiations, conflict management, and decision makingSummaryQUALIFICATIONS:• University degree or equivalent years of related experienceEXPERIENCE:• Minimum 5+ years Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management• Experience in category management of IT and IT related goods and services The SPS will be expected to have a sound familiarity with IT and IT related contracts (MSA, SOW, WO, License, Service Agreements, etc.) and with relevant category expertise.• Strong supplier relationship management, customer relationship management, risk management, compliance reporting, and demand management skills• Proficiency in MS Applications, business and industry analysis, financial analysis, supplier management, evaluation matrix development• Experience in contract creation, contract negotiations, conflict management, and decision makingRandstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.

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