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Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Procurement Manager

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity?

Reporting to the Procurement Director, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for managing procurement activities for the for the GO Rail Expansions (RER) project that will maximize profitability, improve efficiency and drive strategies that will help achieve Aecon’s Procurement strategy.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Manage the planning, procurement and movement of materials, as well as the award and administration of subcontracts
  • Assist in the preparation of bid tabulations and recommendations for major commitments
  • Drive consistent procurement and contracting practices across the project/program
  • Responsible for negotiating major subcontracts, material and equipment supply agreements
  • In collaboration with other functions (finance, legal), develop the procurement forms, templates, workflows, and processes
  • Work with the Commercial and Legal teams to develop the Terms and Conditions
  • Assist in drafting Scopes of Work and identifying key suppliers
  • Oversee and mentor a team of buyers
  • Assist in staffing, management and training/coaching of all Procurement resources
  • Define KPI metrics to track and monitor Procurement progress and performance
  • Participate in key management meetings to present Procurement’s performance and progress.
  • Collaborate with project/program stakeholders to award procurement packages
  • Monitor costs, budgets and cash flows
  • Track savings achieved through effective purchasing and implementation of cost control initiatives
  • Ensure that procurement activity is ethical and adheres to the Project Procurement Policy
  • Ensure procurement is delivered in accordance with the Project Execution Plan
  • Direct communication with suppliers on all critical Procurement related matters
  • Support accounting department to align on invoice accounting and payables
  • Collaborate with persons responsible for sustainability to ensure that all procurement activities integrate targets and principles
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline
  • 10+ years’ experience in procurement including subcontractors, supply chain, logistics or materials management
  • Experience in construction is a requirement, experience with rail project is preferred 
  • Ability to understand the technical aspects of Aecon’s business from a procurement perspective.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions.
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Self-starter who approaches his/her work with a sense of urgency
  • Able to handle multiple competing task
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for excellence; demonstrated high goal achievement orientation and a will to win
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Proven ability to identify and solve problems quickly
  • Strong project management and influence skills
  • Strategy mindset and able to consistently execute a mandate
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Strong numerical and analytical aptitude
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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