Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.
As a strategic procurement advisor, you help finalize contractual agreements with the organization’s partners for the purchase and rental of goods and services. Your responsibilities may include one or more sub-specialties, such as the strategic sourcing and procurement of goods and services, asset management, contract and partnership management, inventory and restocking, outsourced service management, and governance.
You advise and assist clients and partners on important development projects and initiatives. You propose solutions to improve or optimize standards, policies and programs. Your projects and initiatives require extensive knowledge of your line of work.
You prepare recommendations, solutions and action plans based on the organization’s objectives and priorities. You help solve complex problems requiring comprehensive analysis and knowledge of your line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in other fields.
You liaise with external partners and providers and help establish business relationships and partnerships.
Purchase general and specialized equipment, materials or business services
Consult with suppliers
Determine contract terms and conditions
Award contracts or recommend contract awards
Establish delivery schedules
Contact clients and suppliers to resolve problems, Review and adapt information regarding product innovations, competitors and market conditions
Other working conditions
Number of jobs available: 1
Permanent, 35 hours per week (day time)
Salary: $66,000 per year (annual salary revision according to the terms of the collective agreement)
Benefits: As per collective agreement, Disability benefits, Medical benefits, Dental benefits, Pension plan benefits
Criminal record check, Credit check
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
3 years to less than 5 years of relevant experience
Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required
Desjardins Cross-sector skills
Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation
Key competencies for the job
Business insight, Interpersonal Savvy