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Head of Procurement Business Partner, Region West

Date: Apr 12, 2017

Location: Montreal Dorval, QC, CA

Head of Procurement Business Partner, Region West-MON13521



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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 Dorval or Saint-Bruno and reporting to Head of IGS operations for the Americas, you will lead teams of Procurement Business Partners who will facilitate the interaction and collaboration between the IGS category teams and the Bombardier sites in the region. The Procurement Business Partners will be the focal point of contact to the organisation and will be supporting the implementation of category projects that deliver real and sustained impact. They will also track the savings in each of their site(s). At the same time, you will be a key player in developing the IGS organization and its capabilities. We are looking for candidates 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:
- Liaise between category management and sites stakeholders, directly or via your site-based procurement business partners, to promote IGS value, support sites budgeting, facilitate understanding of sites needs in category teams, and solicit buy-in to category strategies and projects.
- Collaborate with category management teams to develop and execute sourcing projects and drive implementation and value realization of global and regional projects.
- Ensure consistent approaches across sites and ensure that risk management and compliance standards are rigorously and consistently applied in all the sites.
- Establish ambitious goals and objectives for the regional Procurement Business Partners and manage and develop them in the region (one to two per site – about twelve to fourteen sites).
- Support implementation of initiatives to eliminate or reduce “tactical” pull on IGS organization.
- Lead issue resolution activities and develop corrective actions with category teams if required.
- Contribute to the development of the IGS organization, and
- Deliver savings and cost reductions as committed to the bottom line of the company.


As our ideal candidate,

- You have a university degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or any equivalent discipline.
- You have a minimum of ten (10) years in procurement and strategic sourcing, of which, at least five (5) years in a regional, multi-sites capacity.
- You must have led dispersed teams in multiple cultures and be culturally astute.
- You have extensive strategic sourcing expertise, possibly gained in a manufacturing environment.
- You have excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills, being able to carry out substantial interactions and create and maintain engagement with all levels of stakeholders in the region, including at the senior executive level.
- You have demonstrated leadership skills.
- You possess change management experience.
- You are an accomplished project manager.
- You are focused and value driven.
- You are able to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines.
- You have excellent communication skills in English and in French, both spoken and written; Spanish: an asset.
- You have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office softwares including Outlook.
- You are able and willing to travel up to 50 % of the time in your region.

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

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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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14.03.2017, 8:56:28 AM

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