Strategic Sourcing Specialist

  • Location

    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Horizon Recruitment is searching for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join our client's centralized procurement team. The sourcing specialist will lead sourcing projects for a portfolio of capital equipment requirements and will be responsible for the development of sourcing strategies and templates required to source equipment for a wide variety of stakeholder groups within the organization.


  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to define, analyze and prioritize requirements with a view to the client’s longer-term business strategy.
  • Guide stakeholders in procurement processes and risk mitigation guidelines
  • Plan and executes all stages of the sourcing process to meet timelines and strategy objectives 
  • Communicates, monitors, and manages compliance with sourcing strategy and/or business process.
  • Manage contracts and the performance of suppliers to ensure that performance issues are quickly resolved.
  • Stays abreast of supply market trends, supplier economics, and best practices in sourcing and contract management.
  • Seeks to improve the capabilities of the supply base and/or key business processes.
  • Reports performance data for assigned categories and/or key business processes.
  • Works collaboratively and cross-functionally to ensure full understanding and support of category management, sourcing and contract management key processes.
  • Develops relationships with key contacts at all levels 
  • Mentors other Supply Chain staff as required.
  • Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to work in a team-based environment and influence positive business outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, business administration, operations, engineering or equivalent.
  • SCMP certification or other equivalent SCM certification is preferred.
  • 5-8 years sourcing and/or contract management experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in relevant industry; in an environment that is complex, with multiple stakeholders and strategic considerations. Prefer balance of private and public sector experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing and contract management for multi-year and multi-million contracts
  • Experience leading a team and mentoring supply chain staff
  • Knowledge of: public sector purchasing procedures, supplier processes, receiving and inspection procedures and quality management procedures.
  • Experience with large ERP Systems such as SAP, Peoplesoft, JDE etc is preferred.
  • Expert in software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively initiate and maintain strongly influential business relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Able to lead through influence, utilize business acumen to determine the best course of action and trade-offs, utilize excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate decisions and resolve conflicts.
  • Demonstrated ability to not only adapt to change but to also support change within supply chain and more broadly across the organization.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.