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Global Category Lead – Corporate Services, Procurement, Indirect Goods and Services (IGS)

Date: Jun 5, 2017

Location: Montreal Dorval, QC, CA

Global Category Lead – Corporate Services, Procurement, Indirect Goods and Services (IGS)-MON13320



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Bombardier is combining the indirect goods and services (IGS) procurement functions of its aerospace and transportation business segments and creating a world class IGS organization tasked with creating profound and sustainable value from a global spend of approx. US$4Billion.

Based in Montreal and reporting to the Head of IGS Global Strategic Sourcing, project management and transformation, you will matrix lead the category teams of the Corporate Services procurement category in the regions to develop and execute fact-based, comprehensive category strategies for your category, designed to improve the profitability and competitiveness of the company. At the same time, you will be a key player in developing the IGS organization and its capabilities. We are looking for candidates with extensive Corporate Services experience who would like to be part of the transformation and professionalization of Indirect Procurement and realize our world class ambition.

In your role, you will:

- Manage senior stakeholders and facilitate stakeholder engagement by the category team members, to define business requirements for your category.
- Lead the company’s category management efforts for a given category globally.
- Establish ambitious goals and objectives for the global category team.
- Manage the development and execution of category strategies for the resulting project portfolio.
- Establish and facilitate category governance, comprising team members and stakeholders.
- With category teams, develop comprehensive project plans that address all hurdles to project implementation.
- Lead and develop category team to high performance.
- Promote IGS category management to senior stakeholders.
- Manage and develop relationships with strategic and critical suppliers.
- Ensure that risk management and compliance standards are rigorously and consistently applied across all contracts with our supply base.
- Contribute to the development of the IGS organization.
- Deliver savings and cost reductions as committed to the bottom line of the company.


As our ideal candidate,

- You have a minimum of ten (10)+ years in category management and strategic sourcing.
- You demonstrate extensive expertise in the Corporate Services procurement category, possibly gained in a manufacturing environment.
- You are a strategic thinker with business acumen.
- You are familiar with a wide range of sourcing approaches relevant to the category, including advanced approaches, procurement levers, innovative supply solutions.
- You have demonstrated leadership skills.
- You have strong influencing and stakeholder management skills, including senior executives.
- You are culturally astute.
- You are focused and value driven.
- Yoo are able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
- You have excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written; French and German are an asset.
- You have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office softwares including Outlook;
- You are able and willing to travel up to 25 % of the time between North America, Europe and occasionally Asia.

Bombardier is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.

Whether your candidacy is moving on to the next step of the hiring process or not, we will keep you informed by email or by phone. Join us at

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Job: Procurement & Global Sourcing
Primary Location: CA-QC-Montreal Dorval
Organization: Aerospace
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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09.02.2017, 10:15:42 AM

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