Advisor principal, Stategic procurement

Desjardins - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

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As a senior stategic procurement advisor, you help finalize contractual agreements with the organization’s partners for the purchase and rental of goods and services. You procure the products required for operations by planning and coordinating with suppliers. You may be responsible for one or more sub-specialties, such as the strategic sourcing and procurement of goods and services, asset management, contract and partnership management, inventory and restocking, outsourced service management, and governance.

You lead development projects and strategic initiatives that are complex and innovative. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your specialty area.

You make recommendations on the planning and execution of operationally and conceptually complex projects and initiatives that require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in many other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

You serve as a specialist advisor and subject matter expert in your field as well as resource person and coach for decision-making bodies. You represent Desjardins’s position when making major agreements with external providers.

Main Responsibilities

Advise your clients and partners to help them position, plan, develop, execute and monitor major projects and initiatives
Develop and implement strategies and action plans stemming from procurement business positions and strategic directions
Analyze needs. Identify, analyze, diagnose and address major issues and make recommendations to decision-making bodies
Develop and update policies, standards, models and programs to support your unit’s strategic projects and initiatives
Develop, implement and monitor solutions, processes, strategic improvements and long-term cost optimization approaches. Develop indicators and monitoring approaches for provider performance
Represent your unit before decision-making bodies.

Other working condition

Number of job available : 1


Bachelor's degree in a related field
A minimum of six years of a relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

Independent speaker, intermediate knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

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Job Family

Administration (FG)