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Account Manager

Posting Start Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Procurement Operations Manager, the Fibers Purchaser’s mission is to carry out his or her department's procurement strategy in order to ensure the management of his or her respective purchasing category as well as his or her suppliers’ performance. You ensure compliance with the company's procurement procedures, policies and process and identify opportunities to improve the system’s efficiency and increase Cascades’ value. You implement negotiated commercial agreements and Cascades' procurement policy, and advise your business partners on strategic corporate purchasing. Finally, you establish strong and lasting partnerships with current and potential suppliers to effectively meet your service needs and Cascades' customer requirements, thus maximizing its return potential.

Individual responsibilities

Accountable

Strategically manage the commodities and suppliers under your responsibility.

Negotiate, implement and manage commercial agreements by taking the procurement cycle into account.

Organize all your activities to respond effectively and efficiently to the needs of your unit in accordance with the SLA.

Responsible

Help implement your unit’s strategic procurement plan in accordance with Cascades’ business objectives.

Advise business partners and colleagues regarding corporate procurement.

Represent the company in the fiber markets in both buying and selling.

Act ethically and with respect for Cascades’ culture and values.

Help develop and implement Cascades’ procurement policy.

Create and maintain a network in the business community.

Monitor products and services, the market and technologies in their field, and share the results with business partners.

Ensure that suppliers meet business partners’ requirements.

Participate in continuous improvement activities and apply good practices.

Experiences and strengths

2 to 5 years of experience in a similar role

College diploma/degree in management, procurement or the equivalent.

Understanding of market trends and benchmarking components

Experience with strategic purchasing

Understanding of sourcing methodology, contract strategy, contract terms, and basic legal terms and conditions

Extensive knowledge of procurement strategies, tactics and negotiation skills

Ability to understand and interpret requests for contracts, evaluate and analyze costs and data, handle problems and to understand business requirements

Ability to review and assess contracts for risk and know when to escalate as needed

Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals and among various departments, sites, functions and levels of the organization

Ability to solve problems and prioritize daily tasks in a fast-paced environment.

High level of integrity and business acumen.

Customer-centric approach and excellent communication skills.

Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions.

Ability to proactively address issues and problems by proposing solutions.

Core competencies defined for this job

Values and ethics
Client-focus
Flexibility and ability to adapt
Initiative
Entrepreneurial spirit
Impact and influence


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