Strategic Procurement Manager

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Project Management

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
Job number: 

Job description

Strategic Procurement Manager


About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.

Role and responsibilities

The Strategic Procurement Manager will report to Senior Procurement Manager and will be responsible for managing the Strategic Procurement work necessary for the target price, including:

  • Providing strategic direction on the procurement activities to Dev Co.
  • Support the target price work, de-risking the implementation schedule by securing long lead items/ supplier engagement
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with Dev Co and the CA, developing mutual trust and understanding.
  • Support the procurement of the Subcontractors through RFP to financial close on behalf of the CA.
  • Support the procurement strategy development, including vendor optimisation, local and sustainable vision realisation assessed against balancing cost, contracting strategy, efficient use of correct procurement route, performance-based supply and market outreach optimisation.
  • Supporting Dev Co to secure market coverage on the Target Price at each checkpoint and proposal stage.
  • Supplier engagement to ensure project awareness in the market and secure the services of the best of the supply chain.
  • Early engagement with the supply chain to support the project, with or without agreements in place.
  • Early procurement of critical and long lead items.
  • Supporting the Procurement Manager in the development and deployment of the Procurement Plan and new processes. Ensure compliance against their Procurement Management Plan.
  • Validating tendered packages and issuing any non-objections.
  • Ensure the correct terms and conditions are issued to the Supply chain.
  • Address and manage Project and supply chain delivery issues.


Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting science, business administration, construction management, project management, or equivalent

Years of experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in large Engineering and Construction projects.

Technical competencies:

  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience working in large teams
  • The ability to conduct procurement projects in Public sector procurement
  • Understanding in working with multiple stakeholders in the implementation, deployment, and administration of Program Procurement initiatives 
  • Deploying and administering procurement initiatives to ensure their deployment and effectiveness in achieving improved project outcomes.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Personal & soft skills:   

  • Individual is digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams.
  • Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to organize and plan his/her work;
  • Methodical, rigorous and proactive

Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Toronto – Ontario - Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Senior Procurement Manager

Remuneration: According to the profile


This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.