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Supply Chain Specialist

Montreal, QC
  • Lead & manage supplier capability assessments involving:
    • Planning for supplier assessments: Prepare timelines, finalize logistics, initiate kickoff/ data requests, manage team resources & outline expectations.
    • Conducting capability assessment: Lead the team in conducting on-site assessments.
    • Compiling assessment outcomes: Oversee development of assessment deliverables, prepare management reports, finalize assessment scores & communicate findings.
  • Contribute as a supply chain expert in conduct of on-site supplier assessments to review supplier performance with a focus on supply chain and planning.
    • Demand planning: Assessment of supplier’s demand planning process (variables, forecast, frequency etc.), systems/tools used, communication etc. 
    • Sales & Operations planning: Evaluation of Sales & Operations governance process, planning horizon, stakeholders involved, budgeting, tools used etc.
    • Production & inventory planning: Assessment of supplier’s production/ inventory planning parameters, systems used, inventory levels, stakeholder coordination etc.
    • Procurement planning: Assessment of P2P workflows, processes, systems/ tools used etc.
    • Supplier management: Systems/ tools/ processes used for managing/ evaluating tier II/III suppliers.
  • Review supplier performance related to Finance and Human resources processes.
  • Identify gaps and improvement opportunities for supplier’s supply chain processes & governance to improve planning and thereby enabling a better supplier performance.
  • Prepare and maintain a log of supplier risks, agreed on corrective/ improvement actions, follow-up & track improvement actions as an outcome of the assessment.
  • Collaborate with appropriate team members to track and resolve recurring supplier issues/ risks.


As our ideal candidate,
  • You have more than 7 years of Supply chain & Operations experience across S & OP or inventory planning in Industrial Manufacturing, with at least 3 years of experience in coaching teams.
  • You hold knowledge of key systems/ tools used in a planning environment – Sales forecasting, ERP, MRP, etc.
  • You have excellent relationship management, negotiation & collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to link capability assessment outcomes to Business Objectives
  • You hold strong technical aptitude, with knowledge of MS Office applications (including SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word)
  • 70% travel requirements

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