Procurement Operational Improvement Analyst in Montreal at Volt

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $21.0 - $22.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Procurement Operational Improvement Analyst for our Client in the Mining and Procurement industry in Montreal, QC. This role is a 12 months assignment for now, with the possibility of extension.

Job Description: 

  • Job Title: Procurement Operational Improvement Analyst
  • Client: In the Mining and Procurement industry
  • Employer: Volt Workforce Solutions Canada
  • Location:  Montreal, QC, H3B2S2/H3B0E3
  • Term: 12 months contract
  • Tentative start: April 2nd  2018 or ASAP
  • Pay Rate:  $21-22/hr (T4) + benefits + accrued vacation pay at 4%
  • Shift:  Day 

Job Summary:

Pros to working here:

  • Exposure across Atlantic region commercial and project management
  • Project management coordination to identify savings, organization, process and system improvement
  • Opportunity to work for a global company – Montreal
  • The End-Client is a leading global mining and metals company. Their focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximize value for our shareholders. Everything they do is done with the future firmly in mind, so the employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.

About the Client: We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity: We are looking for a Procurement Operational Improvement Analyst to join our Global Regional Atlantic Procurement team. Provide project management discipline to pipeline of savings project by preparing status update and score card via a weekly routine to surface issues and accelerate savings delivery; improve transparency, consistency, and efficiency in reporting as well as improve spend analytics to identify savings, organization, process& system improvement opportunities.


What the role entails:

This role is a great opportunity to be immersed in a diverse Atlantic procurement organization across the US, Canada and Europe with a wide variety of challenging issues. This is an opportunity to reduce variation, shorten cycle times & eliminate waste in the procurement process and develop, coordinate & consolidate the multitude of reports to support leadership & regional global teams for effective outcomes and ongoing improvements. Reporting to the Regional HME Manager – Atlantic and Africa, you will be:

  • Extracting, manipulating and interpreting data from Procurement and project management system.
  • Update Wave and  Clarity on regular basis or as directed;
  • Updating Outline agreement for HME / LME / fixed equipment categories
  • Communicate project status change/value to BU;
  • Reconcile Ariba with BU value tracking system
  • Using data to analyze and present business recommendations and supporting analysis and spend tracking to support the category teams.
  • Providing expertise to drive effectiveness& efficiency to develop tools to measure supplier and system performance. Enhancing reporting systems, cadence and reports, both written and presented.
  • Support Category Specialist on managing OA: price change, material number change, RFQ requests, etc.
  • Prepare various reports and communications, including but not limited to weekly team meeting reports, monthly MME reports and suppliers SRM meetings
  • Collect and compile requested information and quality data (e.g.: spend data, market research, supplier information, contract requirements, category strategy) to support Category Specialist
  • Liaising with and extract information from a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Developing, coordinate& consolidate info from contacts to provide actionable reports & establish reporting protocols & systems; work with team to address process improvements (internal & external).
  • Playing a key part in the reporting and process improvements aspects of Regional Global Atlantic Procurement, this role will advise and recommend but will have limited decision-making responsibility

Added  “Duties” notes received from Manager:

  • Business analysis duties using MS Excel with managing costing structures, pricing, products
  • Gatekeeper for all costs/vendor products
  • Managing and administering outline agreements
  • Matching numbers
  • Product costing duties


To succeed in this role, you must already have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Logistics or similar
  • Experience in report preparation based on ability to analyse complex data, provide meaningful interpretation& compelling argument to change
  • Experience working effectively with teams outside formal lines of authority to deliver results
  • Strong communication and influencing skills and influencing skills
  • Proficient data modelling, analytical and quantitative skills, including advanced Excel and dashboard

Added “Requirement” notes received from Manager:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Business Analysis
  • Procurement background experience
  • Product Costing experience is a MUST
  • Cost Structures experience
  • Excel Sheet creation and management of pricings and products
  • Experience with Outline Agreements is a MUST
  • Good analytical skills and ability/experience with matching numbers
  • Bilingual in French and English 100% preferred (written/spoken)

So if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions which will be provided.