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Manager, Procurement (Indirect)

Date: 22-Nov-2021

Location: Toronto (GTA), CA, M5A 1L1

Company: CONA Services

Facility Location- Toronto  

Work Location -   

Posting Locations - Toronto (GTA)

Department - Procurement

Job Function - Manufacturing/Production Operations

Employee Type -  Regular Employee FT  Salaried

Shift/Hours –  

About Us


Coke Canada Bottling is Canada's premier bottling company . We are an independently owned business encompassing over 5,800 associates, more than 50 sales and distribution centres, and five production facilities nationwide.


We have a 120-year heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing the major branded ready-to­ drink products Canadians love.


We pride ourselves on building diverse and sustainable relationships with our customers, consumers, stakeholders, and communities through our shared values: lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, collaboration, integrity, accountability, quality and safety.


Our brands include: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Life™, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq's®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, DASANI® and vitaminwater®; and our partner brands: Canada Dry®, Monster Energy® and A&W® .

About This Opportunity


As a key member of Coca Cola, the Manager, Procurement is a key advisor for the Director, Procurement on all procurement related matters . The Manager, Procurement will provide support to Coca Cola for sourcing and purchasing activities and will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient management on all business matters relating to the Procurement department.


Additionally, the Manager, Procurement has the responsibility to ensure effective management of financial systems within Procurement, including budgeting and financial analysis of departmental and supply chain activities and costs, and all related activities, and internal/external financial and procurement management audit processes.


Procurement Management:
•    Maintains responsibility for the Procurement Management responsibilities as an independent contributor.
•    Ensuring appropriate systems and procedures are developed, implemented and related activities to ensure appropriate procurement management, in accordance with Broader Public Sector Directives, UHN Policy, Trade Agreements and other rules that apply
•    Provide day-to-day supervision, coaching and support to procurement staff and other staff in support of procurement management activities
•    Reviewing and auditing procurement activities and highlighting key issues for remediation, as needed, and working with external auditors as required, to ensure appropriate procurement management
•    Ensure that procurement activities are aligned with Coca Cola's Procurement Management policies and procedures, including reporting to Coca Cola's Finance on procurement activities as required.
•    Develops, implements, manages and reviews short and long-term plans which are in alignment with Coca Cola's goals and strategies.

Project/Special Project Management:
•    Maintains responsibility for the effective management and execution of projects and special projects, including: Influencing the Management Team to determine priorities for new initiatives
•    Assuming the lead and/or co-lead role on other special projects, as assigned, mentoring and coaching team members as needed to complete the special project/assignment
•    Assisting in the negotiation and implementation of contracts with contractors for designated services
•    Maintaining communication with the Management Team to ensure that they are aware of all procurement issues that may have a financial and/or operational impact

Administrative Management:
•    Performing administrative responsibilities to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Procurement department, including: Collaborating with the Director, Procurement, Senior Director, Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer and other appropriate parties to develop policies and procedures; allocating funds, implementing and ensuring policies and procedures are followed Implementing policies and programs, within scope of authority
•    Managing staff and supporting human resources planning for site, including: selecting and approving of personnel at a lower classification Reviewing and approving documents and reports submitted by management and senior personnel
•    Coordinating activities between departments within assigned division Sitting on appropriate committees internal and external to Procurement Department, internal and external to Coca Cola and conducting inter-departmental meetings, as required Maintaining signing authority for shared accounts, within scope of authority


•    Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management or a recognize equivalent
•    Supply Chain Management Professional (S.C.M.P.) designation preferred or working towards it
•    Minimum 8-10 years of management experience (large organization and supply chain experience preferred)
•    Successfully managed procurement processes, business management, financial planning, performance measurement and budgeting functions
•    Solid experience in project management and special projects
•    Exposure to internal control systems in a multidivisional organization


•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Strong analytical, negotiation and strong presentation skills
•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate
•    Proven problem solving and system development skills,
•    Ability to develop and teach educational programs for senior staff
•    Ability to multi-task and have strong time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
•    Must be highly organized and detail oriented
•    Must have advanced level in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
•    Knowledge of information systems management, preferred knowledge of SAP, Ariba is preferred
•    Knowledge of Contract management and Bid management software is preferred


All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited ("Coke Canada") are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third-party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification and driver's abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regard to this once you are contacted for further consideration.

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