Bilingual Sourcing Operations Specialist

BGIS - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Who We Are

BGIS is a leading provider of customized facility management and real estate services. With our combined team of over 6, 500 globally, we relentlessly focus on enabling innovation through the services we deliver, while actively looking for new opportunities that will enable innovation for our clients’ businesses. Globally, we manage over 320 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

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Why Choose BGIS?

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, we hire the best and brightest to inspire change for a sustainable future and drive innovation through best practices and technology within our communities and the real estate management services industry.

At BGIS, you will be part of a diverse, team-oriented workplace, with opportunities to drive your career development forward. Our goal is to ensure that our workforce is a reflection of the diversity that exists within the community in which we operate and serve. We offer a competitive and value-driven compensation and benefits package, great employee programs, a healthy work life balance, and more. Join our team and become part of a leading global corporate real estate company today!


The Sourcing Operations Specialist is responsible for collaborating with Sourcing Managers on a multitude of Sourcing projects ranging from RFXs, contract management reviews and other supply chain management initiatives. Key activities include but are not limited to CBG client interviews, financial analysis and the modeling of proposals in the creation of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint communication summaries.


For the assigned categories and with guidance and support from Manager:

Strategic Category Management Planning & Delivery

Engages stakeholders to understand business requirements
Develops and recommends category plans for Manager review
Implements category plans

Sourcing Strategy

Develops and recommends sourcing strategies that maximize value and mitigate risks to the company and its clients. Submits to

Manager for review

Implements sourcing strategy
Reviews and measures the effectiveness of the strategy

Opportunities Assessment & Implementation

Leads and performs opportunities assessment activities and drives leverage across all client accounts
Achieves improvements in operational efficiencies and cost savings as a result

Competitive Bids

Executes end-to-end competitive bid process for assigned categories
Negotiates with suppliers to secure optimum cost and maximum value

Supplier Performance Measurement & Management

Identifies and implements performance metrics to measure supplier performance
Measures and manages supplier performance
Responsible for supplier performance for assigned categories and reports on supplier sustainability

Supplier Relationship Management

Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers

Supplier Contractual Agreements

Negotiates, develops, implements, amends and monitors supplier contractual agreements

Strategic Sourcing Best Practices & Industry Trends

Maintains in-depth and current category knowledge as well as knowledge of strategic sourcing best practices and industry trends
Provides category and strategic sourcing subject matter expertise

Vendor Qualification & Set Up Process

Reviews and approves vendor set up and vendor information changes


Develops maintains standard templates for strategic sourcing documentations including but not limited to contract agreements, scopes of work, service level agreements, and letters of agreements
Reviews and approves purchase orders

Special Projects

Special projects as assigned

Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION: University graduation or professional certification (e.g. P. Eng, CMA, CGA or equivalent courses)

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE: More than three years up to five years

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of strategic sourcing requirements and practices. Maintains current knowledge
Bilingualism in French and English (written & spoken)
Ability to develop and execute category management strategies and plans
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and execute supplier contract agreements
Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
Computer proficiency in MS Office applications. Ability to quickly learn proprietary databases
French language proficiency, an asset
Ability to build and manage relationships with various stakeholders
Advanced influence, persuasion and negotiation skills
Emotionally intelligent
High degree of business ethics and accountability
High degree of client service orientation
Positive attitude
Possesses a team spirit and strong collaboration
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Tenacity to overcome challenges to deliver on commitments

Licenses and/or Professional Accreditation

Partial completion of Supply Chain Management Professional Designation from Purchasing Management Association of Canada, an