Senior Category Specialist, Procurement

  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Mar 29, 2018
Engineering Human Resources Legal Management / Project Management Marketing Purchasing-Procurement Sales Supply Chain

Job Description

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is seeking an experienced procurement professional who is looking for a new challenge in an environment transforming to meet the needs of its business and customers? If you possess great relationship building and communication skills and want to work with a dynamic and growing team of dedicated professionals, then come join the Strategic Procurement team at the RCM. Ã Located downtown in the National Capital, the RCM is offering an exciting opportunity to work for a global leader in circulation coinage, bullion products and numismatic collector coins.Ã

Position Overview

  • Working collaboratively with Clients and Procurement Leadership, you will provide input into the development and implementation of the category strategy using customer and market driven insights
  • You provide guidance to Clients in the development of sourcing strategies and provide recommendations, executing complex procurement processes i.e. negotiable RFPs for high value procurements, achieving the best outcomes for the RCM
  • You will work closely with Legal Services, Clients and other internal Stakeholders in the delivery of successful sourcing events from RFx development through to contracting
  • You will facilitate various supplier assessments, such as financial, risk and vendor capabilities, negotiate financial instruments (payment bonds, letters of credit, etc.) with vendors, ensure the organization's risk is managed/mitigated through the contracting process with various terms and conditions facilitating with the Client and internal Stakeholders (Finance, Legal and Risk)
  • Working within policy and trade agreement guidelines, you ensure the efficiency and transparency of the procurement process is maintained while attaining the best value for the organization
  • For your assigned categories you will resolve supplier performance issues to ensure Client satisfaction
  • You possess the drive to continuously learn and want to improve the procurement process, executing CI initiatives within the team and the broader organization

Skills and Abilities

  • You are a team player who supports the team and is willing to roll up your sleeves and go the extra mile when called upon
  • You have excellent collaborative and relationship building skills with the ability to communicate Strategic Procurement's value to the organization
  • A proven self-starter, you have strong project management skills with the ability to work independently to prioritize sequencing of multiple projects concurrently
  • You have demonstrated success in developing vendor negotiation strategies, executing tactics to achieve positive outcomes
  • Strong analytical and research capabilities in areas supporting assigned procurement categories
  • Demonstrated success helping Stakeholders develop statements of work, scoping documents in support of their business requirements
  • You can leverage your category management skills and knowledge to maximize value to deliver value to the organization

Education and Experience

  • University degree in business administration, commerce, finance, economics or engineering and / or Certification in Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), or other recognized (public) procurement certificate and/or designation
  • Public procurement or category management/supply chain knowledge essential
  • 5 to 7 years of experience leading large dollar procurements over $1 million with responsibility for the entire RFx process from planning through to contracting
  • Experience in contract law essential
  • Knowledge of application of trade agreements to Government Procurement strongly desired
  • RFx experience in corporate services â à sales, marketing, communications, legal, HR preferred but not mandatory
  • Experience in Project Management
  • RFx experience in associated categories preferred but not mandatory

à Language Requirements: English essential. Bilingualism is an asset.

If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumà à © and cover letter in confidence to:
Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
Fax : (613) 998-0272
e-mail :

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.