Procurement Subject Matter Expert

  • Trojan Technologies
  • 3020 Gore Rd, London, ON, Canada
  • Dec 07, 2021

Job Description

At Trojan Technologies, we believe there’s nothing more essential than delivering clean water to the world. That’s especially true in this critical moment, when the world’s supply of clean water is under substantial stress due to industrialization, increasing demand, and rising biological and chemical contamination. Our mission is to stem that tide: to ensure greater water confidence and environmental stewardship for people, industries, and municipalities, improving the lives of over one billion people globally.

As part of our global team, you’ll work alongside customers from municipalities to pharmaceutical and food and beverage companies to build creative, sustainable solutions. You’ll also find a welcoming and supportive team that listens to your ideas and allows you to follow your strengths. All of us feel privileged to work on innovative technologies that bring clean water to the world—we hope you will, too.

Trojan is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies. Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

About the opportunity

Working within the procurement team and reporting to the Purchasing Team Leader, the SME is responsible for evaluating the “best in class” processes in the area of procurement and implement related improvements to increase the efficiency of the overall procurement process. This is a unique role and 70% of time will focus on the ERP system implementation of Infor LN and 30% special project work throughout the purchasing department. The SME will use their expertise in full cycle procurement processes and continuous improvement methodologies to liaison with the information systems team to lead all new integrations, improvements and training. What a great opportunity to step outside of the day-to-day operations of purchasing and have influence on the business and processes!

 

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Explaining the purpose of a process

  • Reviewing, approving and communicating process changes and/or improvements

  • Ensuring process is documented, validated and sustainable

  • Understand the impacts, considerations and relationships between processes and negotiate process conflicts with respective process owners

  • Work with the project team to implement the process in the LN system

  • Perform testing, gap analysis, simulations and validation of the process in the LN system

  • Ensure work instructions are complete where applicable

  • Communicate with process stakeholders for validation, approvals and change management

  • Support cross functional sourcing projects

  • Analyzes requisition requirements, evaluated bids and awards contracts to the best qualified suppliers

  • Participate in and support negotiation of purchases and supplier agreements

  • Identify and implement cost savings and process improvement opportunities through ongoing review of spend categories

  • Develop new ways to optimize improve and solve problems in the supply chain as they arise

 

Are you qualified?

  • Minimum of 5 years procurement experience. We are seeking buying experience that is strategic in nature. How have you improved results or influenced a process?

  • Demonstrated ability with formal ERP systems, Infor LN is highly desirable since this is the system we are implementing (SAP, BaaN, MIS also a plus)

  • Knowledge of lean tools related to procurement. We utilize our proven “Danaher Business Systems” or DBS that includes lean/continuous improvement actions like Kaizens, 5S, etc. What have you used?

  • Experience working with product lifecycle management, document control and enterprise quality management systems

  • Post-secondary education in related field and/or SCMP or CPP certification is a plus

*This role can be performed remotely from your location, with the expectation of up to 50% travel to join team for going live, testing, and additional support