Director, Procurement

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Position at Skyservice Business Aviation

SKYSERVICE BUSINESS AVIATION 

Skyservice is a North American leader in business aviation. Built on the key principles of safety and service excellence, we provide a full service experience from Aircraft Management, Aircraft Charter, Maintenance and Aircraft sales from our Fixed Base Operations that span Canada and the western United States. People and values are the inseparable assets that drive our dedication to Quality, Safety, Respect, Commitment and Efficiency. These are the core values that guide us every day and help build our reputation as leaders in aviation services. Skyservice is a team dedicated to supporting and developing our employees. If you want to grow your career and broaden your experience, then Skyservice is the right team for you.

Get to know us: https://www.skyservice.com/ 
  
Your future at Skyservice: 
Here at Skyservice we are continuing to grow and provide high level service to our clients, expanding our footprint and name throughout the Americas. You will bring an innovative mindset, strong attention to detail and fast-paced way of working to a team that works together to exceed the expectations of our customers. We focus on excellence and are committed to support and develop our teams!       

Job Purpose:

The Director, Procurement will be responsible to successfully lead procurement activities, by ensuring that business objectives are met and exceeded in terms of scope of service, quality standards, risk mitigation, delivery timing and cost. The incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of strategic procurement and robust sourcing initiatives, as well as effective commodity –based supplier manager processes to support business goals.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for sourcing, negotiation, contract management and supplier relationship management;
  •  Coordinate the activities of buyers both inside and outside sales related employees involved in purchasing materials, products, and services;
  • Establish and implement department and team’s objectives and priorities to align with and support the business goals, promoting collaboration and coordination of procurement activities with key stakeholders;
  • Oversee and supervise employees, directing day-to-day activities, as well as looking after recruitment, training and development, to ensure a high standard of service delivery;
  • Lead the development and implementation of sourcing strategies to achieve forecasted MRO budget;
  • Conduct assessment of current state and future requirements, analyze market trends and potential suppliers, and identify processes for continuous improvement;
  • Develop long range supply chain and pricing strategies;
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives and ensure that effective control measures are in place to address purchase prices variances;
  • Generate direct savings by developing and sourcing strategies which will enable cost reduction while ensuring that user needs are met;
  • Provide input and recommendations for the development and implementation of processes and procedures aimed at supporting the departmental vision for Procurement and strategic Supply Chain;
  • Responsible to develop and manage the requests for proposals (RFPs);
  • Negotiate and establish vendor volume rebate agreements;
  • Ensure that all Customs matters are handled quickly and efficiently;
  • Act as first line of escalation for buyer issues related to internal support, parts procurement and supplier performance.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Certificate or bachelor’s degree in supply chain/ purchasing, operations management, business administration, or any other related field is preferred;
  • Minimum of seven (8) years of experience in purchasing, procurement and strategic sourcing, including the development of business strategies or equivalent;
  • Experience in MRO purchasing is considered an asset;
  • Previous experience in aerospace, airline operations, corporate aviation industry, including detailed knowledge of modern aircraft;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze and understand business practices, elicit and define requirements, and identify appropriate solutions and options;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with various audiences;Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Sound operational and tactical decision making skills;
  • Proven ability to effectively plan, prioritize, document and implement sequential completion of tasks and processes to minimize revenue loss;
  • Demonstrated ability to build internal customers/external suppliers relationships to optimize operational performance and process improvement;
  • Superior customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization;
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills;
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills being able to train and develop subordinate's skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities simultaneously;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, Word, Excel, Inventory and ERP systems.

Benefits: 

Our perks and benefits include but are not limited to: 

  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Competitive group health benefits coverage for you and your eligible dependants, including health, vision and dental plans 
  • Employee assistant program 
  • Group retirement savings plan with company matching contribution
  • Paid time off including sick days and personal days
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Service Awards 

Skyservice is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. If for any reason you cannot apply through our job board, please contact a member of our Human Resources team for special accommodation.


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