Senior Analyst, Performance

Canadian National Railway - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary

The Procurement and Supply Management (P&SM) department ensures internal stakeholders have the appropriate products and services to deliver customer needs. P&SM manages the complete supply chain and relationship with CN’s suppliers. The Performance Team has the mission to support the P&SM department to meet its strategic objectives. Its members work to improve department efficiency by leading projects, developing key capabilities, standardizing processes, providing training and coaching, and overseeing the department governance.

The Senior Analyst, Performance is responsible for leading projects and mandates to improve processes and tools for the P&SM department. The incumbent acts as an influencer and facilitator within the department. In addition, the role ensures the development of multiple performance capabilities such as Data Analytics, Process Management, and Continuous Improvement. In many aspects, this position acts as a change catalyst within the department by challenging status quo, proposing valuable initiatives and managing changes and transitions.

Main Responsibilities
Build and Sustain Performance Capabilities
Lead efforts to define and implement department’s program management office (PMO) to ensure alignment, prioritization and execution of critical efforts, including leveraging recognized project management methodologies
Lead delivery of departments’ data analytics roadmap in the department, including rolling out of new data platforms and tools, educating others on data analytics practices, and influencing an improved use of data
Lead definition and tracking of departmental key performance indicators, including supporting other teams in compiling data and generating measures and reports
Lead the sustainment and improvement of department’s processes, including managing cross-functional initiatives of process reengineering, value stream mapping, and robotic process automation (RPA)
Lead roll out and sustainment of a lean management system by being a role model of a lean leader and coaching peers and others in developing similar skills
Deliver Improvement Projects
Identify, initiate and plan improvement mandates and projects to ensure alignment with department’s leadership
Lead mandates and projects delivery end to end, including solution design, implementation and support
Implement and standardize processes and routines within P&SM, and provide proper support to various teams through the transition
Act as a project manager by coordinating tasks of indirect resources assigned to projects
Ensure accurate and regular communication and feedback throughout projects such as follow-ups, regular project team updates, leadership updates, etc.
Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment. A business casual dress code is required.


Continuous Improvement

7 to 10 years of relevant experience in continuous improvement, process management, data analytics, or strategic planning
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Business Administration, Management, or equivalent
Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)*
Certification in continuous improvement methodologies
Certification in Project Management*

  • Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset
Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts well to its audience including with large teams in workshops
Promotes ideas while evaluating impacts
Builds and maintains an internal network to support a better overall work experience
Cultivates relationships to proactively support customers
Develops and empowers self and others to ensure CN’s success through continuous feedback and coaching
Applies analytical thinking to make recommendations that pursue sustainable performance
Knows the business and stays current with industry trends to elevate expertise and work
Tracks metrics to achieve ambitious targets and holds self accountable to meet performance expectations
Fluently bilingual both written and verbal (English, French)*

  • Any skills/attributes for these above would be considered as an asset
Technical Skills/Knowledge
General Microsoft Office Skills
Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) such SAP
Good knowledge of data engineering such as databases and data architecture
Knowledge of data analysis and visualization tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, and Alteryx
Proficient in process mapping and analysis methodologies (e.g. process reengineering, Robotic Process Automation)
Knowledge of the continuous improvement concepts and principles (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean)

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.