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Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted November 17, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.


1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

At Loblaw, we help millions of Canadians get through their best days, worst days, celebration days, and every day. Through our innovation and quality products, we’re here for our friends, neighbours, family members and colleagues.

We succeed through collaboration and commitment and set a high bar for ourselves and those around us.

We’re looking for adaptable people who are thrilled to join us in our goal of helping Canadians Live Life Well®. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. We promote leaders at every level and support our people to follow their passion.

Job Description:

The Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing, reports to the Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing and responsible for the development and implementation of procurement strategies for a selected group of goods and services not for resale, on behalf of our internal clients. The specific spend portfolios are marketing and loyalty. The category responsibilities include oversight of moderate to large spend categories within the portfolio, share insights and strategies to secure the best market value through vendor interactions, program and process improvements, demand management, sourcing initiatives, risk mitigation and compliance. In this role, you will prepare and analyze the category sourcing projects, provide recommendations and facilitate both internal and external third party vendor interactions.


Lead cross-functional teams in the execution of strategic sourcing or procurement projects that result in the following:

Positive supplier relationships that achieve value contributions to the overall total cost ownership, Contract compliance, Continuous improvements and innovations and, Effective resolution of vendor performance or capability issues.

Build positive relationships with internal clients to inform

Strategic sourcing strategies and priorities, Research on changing market conditions for assigned categories, Applicability and application of advance sourcing methods, Technology, innovations or market trends that facilitate purchasing both domestically and globally

Supervise workload and provide staff supervision to ensure that work is done accurately, efficiently and in compliance with policies, procedures and standards as well as leading procurement practices

Role Requirements:

  • A university degree, preferably in Business, Engineering or a related field
  • Proven experience leading procurement or business strategies
  • Previous experience directly leading a team
  • Knowledge of Marketing and/or Loyalty related programs
  • Procurement certification is an advantage
  • Project Management certification is an advantage
  • Solid understanding of SAP, Ariba and Fieldglass
  • Proficient with MS Office (specifically Powerpoint and Excel)

Skills and Capabilities:

This position requires an advanced level of initiative and judgment in order to coordinate and prioritize tasks, workload and projects. Courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required in the interactions and every day working relationships.

  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills at all levels including senior leadership to enable leading and influencing to goal-based outcomes. 
  • Ability to apply innovations and creative thought to practical business problems
  • Adaptable and able to work within a matrix organization
  • Strong business sense along with a strong understanding of quality standards relative to procurement and contract administration.
  • Consistent record achieving value contributions for the organization
  • Development of a wide range of sourcing and supplier performance management related skills and knowledge
  • Capable of successfully leading significant sourcing projects with limited management involvement
  • Competencies and knowledge of contract development
  • Excellent project management, problem solving and risk management skills


  • Strong analytical attitude
  • Proven track record to effectively work with disparate teams
  • Strong work ethic and problem-solving skills
  • High degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation
  • Highly organized and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Engaging Collaborator

Technical Skills:

  • Strong in analytics that results in ability to summarize data into key insights
  • Strong problem-solving skills and work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Indirect Procurement specific background would be an added advantage

Communication Skills:

  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Loblaw is committed to sustainability by sourcing products with integrity and making a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers & Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:


We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.    

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.