Digital Procurement Specialist

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Digital Procurement Specialist

Mississauga, ON


Posted Date: 21/04/2022

Job ID: CB152029421

Information Technology

If you are a talented and experienced Digital Procurement Professional, David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you. We have partnered with our client to hire for an 18-month Digital Procurement contract position. In this role, you will support the transition of spending into automated procurement tools. You will be an expert in supporting procurement systems, ideally SAP Ariba, with superior Excel skills.
This role is open to candidates in Calgary, Mississauga, or Stellarton.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders (i.e.: Business, Category Managers, Finance, Suppliers) to obtain data required to determine how to most effectively transition spending into automated procurement tools
  • Work closely with Strategic Sourcing teams and business users to determine the current state to understand and propose recommended approach to transition indirect spending onto a digital procure-to-pay (P2P) platform (i.e., Ariba)
  • Conduct required discovery/analysis to support direction for supplier enablement
  • Align with Supplier Enablement Specialist for handoff of enablement activities as they relate to creation and launch transition of supplier spend onto P2P platform
  • Leverage existing tools to make recommendations on the effective approaches to transition existing suppliers into digital procurement tools Identify/document process flows to support the enablement approach
  • Identify users that will require transition into Ariba as a result of enablement and partner with supporting teams (i.e., NDI, IT) to identify dependencies and action appropriately
  • Execute enablement and transaction setup activities (i.e., catalog/contract development) to facilitate the successful transition of supplier spending into procurement tools (i.e.: Ariba)
  • Develop processes, tools, and systems to maintain catalog database and maintain
  • Develop best practices, and creation of tools/templates to standardize/optimize digital procurement practices from a strategic sourcing perspective
  • Identify what transaction methods should be utilized and deployed with internal stakeholders and the vendor community for the transition of supplier spending onto the digital procurement platform
  • Develop methods/processes to transition suppliers to P2P tool and automate procurement processes to enable local level ordering and centralized visibility where required
  • Ensure automated procurement methods are integrated into procure-to-pay (P2P) processes and system (i.e., Ariba) Update, maintain and track all articles in the relevant eCatalog system(s)
  • Conduct analysis and report on procurement-related metrics (e.g., compliance, terms)
  • An Undergraduate Degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience with procurement technologies (preferably SAP Ariba) Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Advanced MS Excel expertise (ie: pivot tables, v-lookups, macros)
  • Experience with data analysis/visualization tools (ie Tableau, Power BI) considered an asset Applicable industry experience (ie: Procurement, Retail) considered an asset
  • Strong communication skills and ability to speak to various levels within the organization Ability work independently with minimal direction and be self-driven
  • Applicable certifications (SAP/SAP Ariba) are desirable
Job ID: CB152029421
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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