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Manager – Supplier Management

Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec) Hybride
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Your mission

Reporting to the Vice-President of Procurement, the Manager – Supplier Management is primarily responsible for the supplier selection, qualification and development process. He/she participates in the purchasing transformation plan, with a particular focus on supplier relationship management (SRM), strategic sourcing, supplier contract negotiation, spend analysis and reporting.

“The candidate we’re looking for has a very strategic profile. He or she must challenge current procurement processes and identify opportunities to improve costs and process efficiency.”

– Kevin Zhang, VP Procurement

What you’d mainly be responsible for:

  • Support the implementation of procurement transformation plan to re-position the function to be a strategic business partner to deliver value to internal and external stakeholders
  • Implement Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) program , manage supplier performance and further develop partnership leveraging supplier enabled continuous improvement and innovation opportunities
  • Develop comprehensive supplier performance scorecard as a tool to track supplier performance
  • Conduct business review with suppliers, align on shared objectives and identify mutual beneficial opportunities to improve cost / process efficiency
  • Develop spend analysis process and conduct a thorough assessment of the company’s full spend on direct/indirect goods & services to improve spend visibility and identify cost savings / cost avoidance opportunities
  • Lead supplier contract negotiation through effective partnering with suppliers, legal and business stakeholders
  • Lead ideation and implementation of sourcing strategies that deliver supply continuity, cost optimization and lead-time reduction
  • Play project manager role to ensure key strategic sourcing event and other procurement -lead cross functional projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Maintain savings tracker and prepare procurement KPIs dashboard
  • Maintaining a solid understanding of CDMVs strategy, vision, products, services and capabilities to successfully identify, plan and implement strategic opportunities

We would like to meet you if you have :

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or engineering, specializing in supply management or other related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in procurement roles with demonstrated track record of developing and leading supplier relationship management (SRM) program
  • At least 3 years experience of strategic sourcing and supplier contract negotiation;
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or veterinary distribution market or CPG market is strongly preferred;
  • knowledge of supply chain & operation management;
  • Practical experience of knowledge management, change management and project management (PMP certificate preferred);
  • Experience working with procurement systems (Ariba, Coupa, Smart by GEP etc);
  • Experience in B2B, B2C and e-Commerce;
  • Excellent analytical and financial acumen including cost analysis, forecasting and scenario analysis
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Bilingualism in oral and written form (French and English) is preferred;
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office suite


  • Capable of adapting to a constantly changing environment;
  • Able to communicate business objectives;
  • Good problem-solving skills;
  • Resourceful and flexible;
  • Able to set priorities and schedules;
  • Able to effectively manage multiple files at the same time;
  • Commitment to CDMV’s six guiding principles, the values that we share: creating value, agility, Inner Fire, dedication, team player and being of one mind.


  • An excellent pension plan;
  • Competitive group insurance;
  • A respectful workplace;
  • An excellent opportunity to develop skills in a company that promotes career advancement.

CDMV is the leading Canada-wide distributor of products for veterinary practices.

We have been supporting veterinarians and their teams by offering them a wide range of quality products since 1972.

We honour our mission by striving for consistent operational excellence in all our distribution centres located in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

By joining CDMV, you’ll become part a team of over 350 employees who care deeply about the health and well-being of animals.

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CDMV applies an equal access employment program and encourages women, ethnic or visible minorities, people with disabilities and Indigenous people to apply to published job offers.

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