Job Title:

Purchasing Manager


Abstract Marketing Group Inc


Toronto, ON

Closing Date:


  • Execute on the developed purchasing strategy for the aligned spend categories, with ownership of the purchasing project portfolio (local, regional and global)
  • Lead and drive complex purchasingprojects/category team projects across relevant business area
  • Develop, evaluate and manage internal and external relationships with suppliers, Category Teams and other cross-functional teams for area of direct accountability
  • Drive the preparation of proposals, quotations and competitive bids with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions
  • Develops, reviews, negotiates and executes complex business agreements and contracts
  • Supplier evaluation, selection and set-up of ongoing performance management
  • Coordinates the introduction of new / modified products and services with appropriate departments using extensive knowledge of category to reflect developments / innovations in the market place
  • Management of multiple end-to-end sourcing projects in parallel
  • Support broader transformation of the Category through supplier consolidation, PSLs, regional/global contracts, introducing consistent buying channels etc
  • Compliance to Procurement policies and procedures
  • Ensure quality of content and compliance with relevant sourcing governance forums (challenge boards, fortnightly status meetings)
  • Assist in the application of a range of sourcing approaches, including the use of eSourcing, to deliver the most appropriate business outcomes
  • Support Client Supplier Relationship Managers to ensure appropriate supplier management methods are applied to the different groups of suppliers (preferred, multi-category, tail-end, etc.)
  • Provide market analysis, benchmark data and supplier evaluation, to support category planning and risk management.
  • Work with procurement stakeholders to understand their key data/analytics requirements and design market intelligence frameworks to support the creation of category strategies / playbooks


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Posted 2017-10-16

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