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Analyst - Indirect Sourcing

Winnipeg, MB · Accounting/Finance
In your role as Analyst, Indirect sourcing you will responsible to provide analytical and project management support to sourcing leadership and assisting with category management activities. You will monitor indirect spend across a range of categories that support key business units across the enterprise (e.g., Supplies; Travel & Events; Fleet; Construction, Equipment, Maintenance; and Utilities).

Joining NWC gives you a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture. 

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:
  • Implement vendor management and compliance programs including SLAs (Service Level Agreements), and pricing for products for products and services. 
  • Execute category management / sourcing analytics
    • Analyze market trends, assess supplier performance, and evaluate the impact of external factors on the procurement of products
    • Work with suppliers and cross functional teams during testing of the products or services
    • Compile scope of work and requirements, analyze and evaluate vendor proposals, and negotiate final commercial terms
    • Comply with NWC purchasing guidelines
  • Provide project support and communication to category leaders (project tracking, meeting minutes, etc.)
  • Develop and confidently present analysis – both quantitative and qualitative – to Procurement and Business leadership to obtain approval to award business
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required (major related to Management, Business, Economics, Supply-Chain, Finance, Accounting).
  • 1+ years of professional experience related to Sourcing & Category Management, Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement, Analytics, or Management Consulting.
  • Strong analytical ability, strategic thinker, learn and process new information quickly
  • Ability to quickly capture, analyze, and summarize large data sets
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks without direct supervision, while paying strong attention to detail and follow-up
  • Intellectually curious, eager to gain new experiences, qualifications, and responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to confidently and expertly interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 15% of time for supplier presentations, site visits, and key department meetings at Headquarters

Location:     Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB
Reports to:  Director, Indirect Sourcing

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For Internal Applicants Only:

Salary Grade: C0R008

Note:  All employees must have a minimum of one year of service in their current position prior to applying for other positions unless authorized by their current manager. Prior to applying, an internal employee also MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they can be considered for opportunities. This opportunity adheres to the Corporate job posting guidelines.

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