Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing

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Job Title:
Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Position ID:
J1218-0161
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Division:
Strategic Sourcing
Region:
Head Office
Job Category:
Strategic Sourcing
Number of Positions:
1
Closing Date:
21/12/2018

Keeping You Moving

RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups with over 300 years of experience and over 20 million customers worldwide.

Our people are committed to building a dynamic internal culture where our people love what they do and feel motivated to keep things moving – for customers, for their colleagues and as part of their own growth and development.

In RSA, employing positive people is how we achieve success. You will be working in an environment that encourages you to do great work and you constantly will be faced with fresh challenges that have a direct impact on our business. We believe your personality and passion will keep RSA and our business moving forward.

At RSA we have a culture that supports and rewards high performance with a competitive reward policy for top performers. Our rewards package includes competitive compensation, work / life balance, opportunities to learn and the chance to make a difference working for a worldwide industry leader.

At RSA Canada, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and we do that every day through our commitments to our people, our customers and our partners. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, fair, and accessible environment where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential and where everyone feels comfortable being their true selves. We hire on the basis of merit and we are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, as well as equal access to training and promotion opportunities.

Position Overview:

You will plan and manage key supplier arrangements so as to ensure business needs are met, while driving commercial advantage through cost, quality and service delivery. In this role, you will be accountable to develop and implement category strategies that reflect business priorities and maximize supplier effectiveness. You will engage with senior stakeholders, developing and prioritizing work plans for your sourcing categories and executing on those plans to deliver incremental and ongoing savings to the business. You will also work jointly with the business units to proactively identify additional savings opportunities, ensuring compliance for projects, risk mitigation and working to streamline operational procedures for organizational excellence.
You will work in a collaborative environment where you and the team may visit a wide variety of locations and business areas internally and externally. You will enjoy using your skills to influence and build relationships internally and with suppliers and utilize your effective negotiation and influencing approaches to maximize supplier contracts.

Who you are

Your enthusiasm is infectious. You challenge the status quo. You find solutions to problems. You go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. You get things done the right way. You represent our brand with passion and pride. You are a team player. You have fun and you make work fun for those working around you.

What you will achieve in this role

• Manage the RFx process, including commercial negotiations with specified supplier(s) across the business units, to ensure that the agreed business objectives and quality standards are delivered on budget.
• Gather, analyze, communicate and document clear and concise business requirements, functional specifications and service level expectations, ensuring that the delivered contractual solutions meet our priorities and business needs.
• Identify, recommend, negotiate, implement and monitor contractual changes as required in order to ensure costs and services evolve to match changing business needs and priorities.
• Manage relationships with suppliers and cross-functional business units to continually identify and pursue potential supply chain opportunities and benefits.
• Secure full engagement and sponsorship from senior internal stakeholders and ensure total alignment between category strategy deliverables and business objectives
• Provide colleagues and customers at all levels with expert advice and guidance in order to enable them to understand and maximize the benefits achievable from good practice in supply chain management.
• Ensure that proper governance and process is adhered to in our contracting process, continually mitigating potential business risk.
• Work closely with Legal, Risk and/or external counsel to understand and manage risks associated with contracts and ensure compliance with relevant law and regulation.
• Continually coach and train less experienced team members, to assist in developing optimal insight and understanding of defined supply chain categories.

What you bring to this role

• 7+ years supply chain/procurement experience, including category management roles within a purchasing function
• Excellent track record of supplier process development, improvement and relationship management
• Superior commercial negotiation skills
• Proficient in contract design and development
• Proven ability to coach and train less experienced Sourcing professionals
• Superior stakeholder management skills, and the ability to influence at all levels of the business
• Driver of innovation and a keen ability to identify benefit generating opportunities
• Excellent listening, documentation, communication and influencing skills
• Superior organizational skills; able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Expertise in Cost Analysis and Modeling
• Self-motivated, able to perform role with minimal supervision, taking ownership and demonstrate a sense of urgency while managing multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
• Team player who can collaborate and cooperate with colleagues
• University degree or College diploma
• Insurance/Claims experience (within either a sourcing or business capacity) is an asset
• Fully bilingual (French and English) is an asset

Other Information

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.

We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about us at our Career Site, www.rsagroup.ca, where you can apply on line.

RSA group of Companies is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

RSA group of Companies will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA or call us at toll free 1 (800)-855-0511. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.

Johnson is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.