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Strategic Sourcing Manager in Winnipeg at New Flyer

Date Posted: 4/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Winnipeg
  • Job Type:
    Supply Chain
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/19/2018

Job Description

New Flyer Industries – North America’s largest transit bus, motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join its growing international team.

Join us as we continue advancing innovation and sustainable transit solutions that connect people with places. With 31 locations across the U.S. and Canada, and over 85 years of experience manufacturing buses, New Flyer is building on a solid foundation to drive North America forward with progressive transit technology that serves communities and makes cities smarter.

Don’t settle for a job when you can build an impactful and exciting career.

Position Summary:

As an integral part of our fast paced organization with nearly 6,000 team members, you will be responsible to set strategy and execute initiatives to support product innovation, drive down the total cost of materials, and achieve continuous improvement in in the New Flyer supply chain performance.  You will plan and direct the negotiations of supply agreements with strategic suppliers, as well as identify new sourcing initiatives and cost reduction strategies that support financial targets and achieve the New Flyer mission of Best Bus Value and Support for Life.

What you will do:

  • Develop supply strategies for assigned commodities in collaboration with executive supply leadership.
  • Suggest implementation of new technologies and innovations brought to provide cost reductions and product improvements.
  • Identify, select and develop suppliers based on the requirements of New Flyer
  • Develop, manage, and improve strategic alliances and relationships with suppliers.
  • Identify cost reduction initiatives within spend responsibilities.
  • Manage the negotiation of annual pricing, LTA’s (long term agreements) and tooling costs with suppliers under the areas of responsibility.
  • Keep informed of market developments and cost drivers relative to materials and components and make recommendations on alternatives designed to reduce costs and improve methods.
  • Perform spend analysis and market testing to identify opportunity areas for cost reduction.
  • Mentor, manage and lead procurement specialists assigned to the commodity areas.
  • Conduct regular business and performance reviews with suppliers’ management to assess and evaluate their means of ensuring continuous improvement in the New Flyer scorecard and material cost savings.
  • Assist the Vice President of Supply in the preparation of reports and presentations for senior management.
  • Represent the commodity group in core team meetings established for program management of certain contracts or projects.


Preferred Skills

  • Post-secondary education in Business, Finance, Engineering and or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five to ten years of experience in global sourcing within a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven leadership and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers and work well within a team environment.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to converse and present professionally and collaborate with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills.
  • Experience operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with an ability to adapt to and lead change.

Apply NowSend applications to: employment@newflyer.com

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