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Procurement Manager

Challenger Motor Freight Inc. - Corporate Headquarters

This is a Contract position in Thornhill, ON posted January 15, 2023.

  The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer for Tepper Holdings, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for  developing and overseeing for the comprehensive procurement and material management standards, policies and procedures for the various group of companies including Fastfrate, Canada Drayage, ASL and, Challenger. Ensure system implementation and process improvements are refined to support consistent and effective procurement objectives for the group. 

We offer the following in our search for engaged employees looking to become part of a successful team:

  • A continuous learning environment that develops your individual career goals
  • A continuous improvement environment where all ideas are explored
  • Engaged coaches and mentors who will provide guidance but also allow autonomy
  • Team atmosphere
  • Competitive and comprehensive total rewards package including company paid group benefits
  • Support of professional memberships and certifications
  • Standard office hours; Monday to Friday from approximately 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • This position has the flexibility to work remotely; based on business needs, ad-hoc travel to the Corporate Office may be required

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee and direct the activities and resources required to execute procurement strategies meeting the group’s requirements.
  • Manage the requests for proposals/quotations, evaluations, negotiations, and award of purchase orders and agreements.
  • Develop strategies and processes around material / supply purchasing and material management which align with cost reduction objectives for the group.
  • Establish supplier, vendor and contractor relationships to optimize the breadth of procurement requirements for the group.
  • Oversee vendor management including documentation, pricing and managing vendor-specific issues.
  • Negotiate contract and pricing with key suppliers, vendors and contractors.
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers, vendors and contractors to ensure on-going feasibility and alignment with group’s cost objectives. 
  • Initiate continuous improvement activities of internal processes to ensure effectiveness of purchasing efforts
  • Identify productivity improvement opportunities for the procurement services, facilitating cost savings, improved processes and enhanced services
  • Provide guidance to groups on sourcing and purchasing processes
  • Perform other duties which may be assigned

What You Need To Be Successful In This Role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in Procurement management
  • Preference will be given to individuals with experience in a large distribution company
  • Diploma/Certification with a post-secondary institution with Finance, Business or Accounting focus.
  • SCMP Designation (Supply Chain Management Professional) considered an asset
  • Well versed in strategic sourcing, procurement negotiations, cost management, contract management
  • Possess an analytical, problem-solving, organization skills and result driven mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and colleagues
  • Willingness to lead by example with a desire to “roll-up the sleeves” and dig into the details when necessary
  • Team oriented individual who is willing to assist with tasks that may not explicitly fall under their area of responsibility or expertise
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to maintain productive work habits from office or when working remotely

How To Apply:

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tepper Holdings Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples. By submitting your resume, you consent Tepper Holdings Inc. to share this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities that you may be suitable for.