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Procurement Manager

Calgary, Ab

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for leading Blackline’s procurement team. You will be responsible for reviewing and rebalancing the procurement team’s workload, identifying and implementing process improvement, managing contract manufacturer and vendor performance, implementing measures to mitigate risks in supply chain, and effectively coordinating and executing production schedules for both current and new product lines.


Who are you?

You are driven by performance and continuous improvement initiatives. You are always striving to reduce waste, both in physical material and process. You are self-motivated and hungry to take on additional projects. You are eager to learn and implement the latest in technology and process. You enjoy working with other teams to achieve your goals. You are confident and have proven success in leading teams in a fast paced environment.

What will you do?

  • Be a functional leader, providing direction and support to a team of 3 supply chain professionals. This will include regular review and balancing of portfolios
  • Review current procurement process flows, identifying and eliminating waste. You will be armed with the ability to implement change where necessary.
  • Working with the Materials and Production teams to ensure there are no material shortages on the production floor, right sizing deliveries, and utilizing offsite warehouses.
  • Develop a supplier matrix of capabilities, identifying deficiencies in our current supply chain, eliminating single source scenarios
  • Enhance and modify the supplier evaluation, selection, and approval process as well as monitoring and reporting on the supplier report cards
  • Develop, report, and monitor KPIs for the Procurement team
  • Work with Materials team to implement Demand Planning in ERP system (NetSuite)
  • Review, recommend, and implement ongoing cost savings initiatives.
  • Manage and report on purchase price variances (PPV)
  • Report on bill of material (BOM) health, advising on end of life, last time buys, and material constraints across all product lines
  •  Effectively communicate order status, delivery dates, and changes throughout the organization
  • Utilize the most cost effective and efficient means of transportation and execute import/export transactions.
  • Establish and maintain courteous, professional and effective communications with suppliers, partners, customers, and coworkers.
  • Execute responsibilities in a fashion consistent with the highest ethical standards.

What we need from you

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Procurement, with a minimum of 5 years of Senior Materials experience, preferably in high-tech manufacturing
  • Proficient with MS Office and ERP systems (Blackline is currently using NetSuite)
  • Post-secondary certification in Supply Chain Management, Business Operations, or other applicable areas preferred
  • APICS, SCMP, or PMAC certification is an asset
  • Lean Manufacturing experience in processes and inventory replenishment methods primarily Kanban and Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Experience with setting vendor management performance metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate when appropriate

Benefits & Compensation

  • Full-time salaried position: compensation to match your experience and talent
  • Rapidly growing tech company expanding globally
  • Extended Health and Dental benefits, along with a wellness program
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Company stock purchase plan with matching RSP contributions

About Blackline Safety

Blackline Safety is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of wirelessly connected safety products. We offer the broadest and most complete portfolio available in the industry. Our products are designed to save lives and we monitor personnel working alone in populated areas, complex indoor facilities, and the remote reaches of our planet. Blackline’s products are used to keep people safe in the event of falls, missed check-ins, man-downs and exposure to explosive or toxic gas. Our design, development, sales, marketing, support, and production are all performed in-house at our headquarters in Calgary, AB. Blackline Safety is a publicly traded company (TSX: BLN). To learn more about our company visit www.blacklinesafety.com

Blackline Safety is powered by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants, regardless of age, religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, race, sexual orientation. We enthusiastically encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. Come join our inclusive team and start collaborating with us on exciting projects!

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