SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation, is the local distribution company serving more than 60,000 customers in the City of Oshawa, located 45 minutes east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, Corporate and Business Services, the Supply Chain Manager is responsible for procurement, inventory management, vendor performance, supplier relationships, contract negotiation and management, planning and forecasting demand/material needs and distribution of materials required for all operational and capital projects for Oshawa Power and its affiliates. The successful candidate will establish departmental objectives, develop and maintain purchasing system procedures and policies, and supervise and direct the work of the Stores department.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Procurement and Contract Negotiation & Management:
Negotiate and execute purchase orders and/or vendor contracts, including determining, developing and executing on optimal sourcing strategies (RFP, RFQ, RFIs, etc.), as required to support the critical business needs while following best procurement practices and policies.
Purchase materials to engineering/distribution specifications at the best price, consistent with the scheduling of capital work orders, maintenance of stock levels, delivery availability, and purchasing costs.
Implementing and managing centralized procurement and purchasing processes and procedures
Develop hedging strategy on key commodities
Support implementation and proper utilization of Great Plains and Quadra
Optimize commercial value in the supplier/business unit relationship
Establishing and implementing purchasing policies, procedures and best practices.
Develop, negotiate and implement purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational requirements.
Assist with the interpretation and modification of contract documents by assessing user requirements and ensure compliance.
Planning & Forecasting & Vendor Management:
Develop and implement commodity/supply chain strategies covering all commodities, services and supplier processes to deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization while mitigating against delivery and availability risk
Work with internal stakeholders to develop, manage and continuously improve and monitor supplier demand forecasts
Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepare reports.
Provide clear leadership and timely direction to internal stakeholders on matters affecting product supply and quality
Measure, troubleshoot and manage supplier cost, quality and delivery performance
Build, manage and maintain relationships with suppliers
Develop an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, leveraging spend and new technologies while mitigating risk
Assist Technical Services personnel in the review and evaluation of current specifications or suggested changes from vendors
Oversee the management of all warehouse operations
Manage material flow to ensure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time deliveries in support of construction and maintenance activities while keeping inventory on hand at the appropriate levels and properly secured
Work in collaboration with Engineering, Technical Services and Distribution departments to establish inventory levels to meet consumer demands and maintain critical spares inventory
Manage materials savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall business objectives
Manage, organize, and design effective inventory solutions by coordinating supply, delivery, end user requirements, and budget
Design, implement and ensure compliance of inventory controls
Organize the storing and distribution of stock, supervise and participate in periodic and annual inventory, and arrange for the disposal of surplus and obsolete materials, including scrap management
Monitor and report on inventory KPI’s and discuss the results with the cross functional team(s), highlighting inventory management opportunities
Leadership & Planning:
Lead, develop, train, and motivate purchasing and warehouse staff, including recruitment and performance management
Direct continuous improvement of supply chain processes in line with changing organizational needs, priorities and market conditions
Establish objectives for the department, formulate plans to achieve objectives, and ensure that these plans are implemented economically and efficiently
Prepare, authorize, and present departmental reports to the Executive and Finance
Develop business plans and budgets for long term planning, new projects, and accommodation of customer requests based on established contracts and service agreements related to approved capital and operating budgets
To be considered for this position applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
University Degree/College Diploma in Purchasing, Inventory Control, and/or Supply Chain Management, PMAC or related designation an asset
Minimum 5 years operational experience with procurement, inventory management, and/or supply chain
Minimum 2 years of supply chain management experience
Proficient in Supply Chain concepts (safety stock planning, MRP calculations, scheduling constraints and bottlenecks, etc.)
Solid track record meeting substantial material cost reduction targets.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Experience with Great Plains and Quadra is an asset
Demonstrated ability to challenge status quo, influence and drive change and results through others
Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
Ability to coordinate and collaborate cross functionally within the company to achieve corporate and departmental objectives
Demonstrated ability to multi task and work to deadlines, in a fast-paced environment
Creative thinker and ability to think “outside the box”
Consumer and customer focused; excellent written and verbal communication skills
In-depth knowledge of preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts
Proactive individual with project management capabilities, strong analytical, problem-solving and time management skills
Experience in existing demand forecasting of supply planning
Excellent knowledge and experience with multiple procurement strategies, best practices and processes
Proven ability to build positive working relations with vendors, customers, and employees
Ability to work as part of a team, maintain a positive attitude and contribute to on-going improvement of work processes and procedures
Proficiency in Occupational Health and Safety legislation, safe work practices, work protection codes, and other safety policies and procedures including First Aid/CPR and WHMIS
DZ license and Forklift license an asset
Strong knowledge of equipment and materials specifications related to the utility industry an asset
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume including work experience, education and references by May 31, 2022 to Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering a career with us. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us. We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.