procurement governance and compliance manager in markham

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Our client, a leader in the insurance industry, is looking for a Procurement specialist to join their team for an initial 6 month contract assignment that may have an opportunity to become permanent

Procurement Governance & Compliance Manager

Contract Term: 6 Months (mid June - December 21 2018)
*Potential for permanent employment after contract.

The Procurement Operations function is charged with developing the sourcing process, policy and supporting governance and communications infrastructure that is integral to the success of the Procurement function, and is a key enabler to the department increasing its influence over and management of circa $300M of third party supplier spend.

• Work with Procurement Leadership to develop Procurement & Outsourcing Standards compliance strategy, promote/manage the implementation of the supplier life cycle framework and manage the related governance overlay in an auditable, repeatable manner on the associated systems.

• Working with Procurement Leadership in Canada and with global based counterparts to ensure that global tools, templates, artifacts are ‘fit-for-purpose’, eliminating redundancy and contributing value to business strategy.

• Support implementation and management of the Canadian P&O standard policies and programs and ensure that all business units across the company are aware of and proactively well-informed of obligations to adhere to policies and procedures.

• Manage implementation of their Supplier Management Framework across the enterprise to achieve compliance and task completion and ensure consistent governance, customer and supplier engagement delivering continuous improvement and automation where appropriate. Provide subject matter expertise on requirements and templates to drive supplier/contract management accountability through procurement team and stakeholders across the businesses.

• Prepare evidence and report on compliance meeting all risk, procurement and Procurement & Outsourcing Standard owner timelines in keeping with the culture of governance, controllership, risk management and compliance. Proactive management of cyclical and ad hoc governance and reporting deadlines to ensure timeliness of delivery. Proactive tracking/reporting of progress against remediation issues, action plans and preparing adequate evidence to support closure of actions.

• Manage the specific key risks and/or key controls owned in the enterprise risk management system (iCARE). Establish and maintain appropriate records and ensure that controls are working as designed and operating effectively to keep the risks they mitigate within tolerance levels. Regular management of status reporting; escalating the status of the relevant risks and controls as appropriate.

• Support and implement the procurement local process & systems, ensuring that collaboration is effective and provides positive customer experiences.

• Build & maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders & demonstrate team working and an appreciation of different cultural environments.

• Take personal accountability to deliver against outcomes with a high standard of excellence in service and performance.

• Management of Procurement communications; policy obligations, processes, guidelines including but not limited to: website (Intranet); knowledge sharing, presentations, supplier forums

• 5-7 years’ experience managing multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to initiate and prioritize regular work duties and projects; must be detailed oriented, organized, and possess time management skills

• Proactive & able to track activities / provide an audit trail

• Ability to analyze data, critical thinking, problem solving skills and decision-making skills

• Strong, self-motivation and ability to work independently, and as part of a team

• Ability to work professionally and effectively to coordinate, collaborate and influence compliance across the enterprise

• Strong computer skills, proficient in a PC environment with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and internal risk tracking tools

• Superior communication skills, both written (technical) and verbal, small group presentation skills

Nice to Have Skills:
• Procurement knowledge/experience
• Auditing Background
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