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Director of Strategic Sourcing — Centre of Excellence

Mississauga, ON

Argentus is working with a longstanding client in the retail industry on another Procurement leadership role! This company is a renowned Canadian retailer, with fantastic brand recognition and a major footprint across the country, as well as a great community-focused company culture. Their strategic sourcing group is renowned as a best-in-class organization, with a centre-led model and opportunities for major impact and results. Today, they’re hiring a pair of Directors of Strategic Sourcing, in this case for their Centre of Excellence! 

Working out of the company’s Mississauga, ON office, this Director of Strategic Sourcing will take on major oversight duties for the company’s Centre of Excellence program as part of its centre-led Procurement model. This will involve high-level development and execution of the company’s supplier relationship management program, including developing supplier scorecards and KPIs, as well as quarterly reviews of supplier performance—with the goal of improving overall value from the company’s supplier relationships. In this role, you will manage the program, with full ownership of the supplier tracking criteria for the strategic sourcing function, and a mandate to improve excellence in the company’s supplier negotiations strategy and process. You will communicate with senior leadership in the business about supplier performance, and work to continuously improve the company’s supplier sourcing strategy, working to develop and upskill the team on new best practices for strategic sourcing projects. You will also lead the development of a contract management database for the organization, working to improve the processes, tools and systems around how the organization maintains its contract data. This role offers deep collaboration, and the opportunity to work cross-functionally as you apply your sourcing and supplier relationship management skills to find best practices, and implement them among a highly strategic team. 

In short, this is a potentially career-making Procurement leadership role at a fantastic organization, with the opportunity to drive results at a high level in the business. It’s perfect for someone with at least 10+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience, and the ability to identify and present insights to senior business leadership. They’re looking for individuals with a deep understanding of supplier relationship management, contract databases, supplier scorecards, KPIs, and other high-level strategic sourcing methodologies. The successful candidate will have led supplier relationship management programs before, with a proven track record of implementing best practices and driving continuous improvement within a centre-led strategic sourcing department.

If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to move into an excellent role, reach out to Argentus today! Call 416 364 9919 or send an email with your current resume to

Please note: This capsule job description is meant to give prospective candidates a basic overview of the role. A full written job description is available upon request. We regret that only candidates already located in Canada are eligible to apply.

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