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Senior Manager, Procurement Operations and P-Card - 35962

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jul 10, 2024
Posting End Date: Jul 22, 2024


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

The successful candidate will manage and govern the Procure-to-Pay activities for Air Canada and plays a key role in the successful interaction between Procurement, internal customers and suppliers. The person in this role will apply a passion for collaboration to obtain the best value for the airline, to improve customer service and to develop mutually beneficial relationships with internal customers and suppliers.
The role will be based at our Montreal Headquarters and will report to the Senior Director, Strategic Procurement Transformation and Centre of Excellence. The Senior Manager, Procurement Operations & P-Cardwill manage the Procurement Operations, Supplier Enablement and P-Card Teams and hold accountability for their related activities. 

Key Accountabilities

Deploy Ariba Buying and drive adoption company-wide

  • Lead the roll-out of the solution company-wide to enable touchless and paperless Procure-to-Pay transactions
  • Establish Guided Buying as the single place to guide all Source-to-Pay activities
  • Augment self-service procurement offering (Catalogs, PO-enabled suppliers,…) 
  • Oversee PR/PO processing activities, procurement needs intake and low value sourcing activities
  • Collaborate with the Managers, Supplier Enablement to establish and oversee execution of the change management strategy. Be Ariba ambassador and change agent and drive adoption 
  • Collaborate with SP Managers and Contract Owners to ensure seamless integration of Source-to-Contract activities with Procure-to-Pay activities

Grow Pcard program

  • Establish and oversee execution of strategies to grow the Pcard program and achieve financial benefits  
  • Manage relationship with Pcard provider and ensure contractual obligations are met 
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives

Manage and develop team 

  • Manage the Procurement Operations, Supplier Enablement and Pcard teams
  • Monitor all resource workloads and re-allocate tasks as needed
  • Ensure continuity of the operations by building redundancies, maintaining a knowledge library and cross-training 
  • Establish high standards of customer service and coach teams 

Drive governance for all programs (Ariba Buying, Supplier Enablement, Pcard) 

  • Drive adoption and ensure compliance for Ariba Buying, Ariba Invoicing, Ariba Network, Guided Buying and the corporate P-Card program company-wide
  • Establish a Procure-to-Pay governance program to ensure realization of business case benefits (realized negotiated benefits, reduce savings leakage, increase spend under management, reduce turn-around-time…)
  • Frequently measure and communicate metrics, KPIs, baselines, targets and non-compliance to applicable teams and put in place remediation activities
  • Ensure controls are in place to ensure Procure-to-Pay and Pcard activities are performed in adherence to the Procurement Policy, Code of Conduct and Delegated Authorities. Always ensure segregation of duties is in place. Collaborate w/ Audit as required 

Lead Supplier Enablement Strategy

  • Establish supplier qualification and enablement strategies to consolidate Air Canada pool of suppliers
  • Promote purchase with preferred suppliers
  • Enable occasional suppliers on a Pcard
  • Integrate high transaction suppliers

Lead the optimization and digitalization of Procure-to-Pay processes

  • Collaborate with Accounts Payable, Strategic Procurement Managers, Contract Owners and Suppliers to achieve paperless and touchless transactions with Suppliers
  • Lead configuration of Ariba Buying to meet corporate needs, manage new releases
  • Drive strategy to continuously improve user experience, increase efficiency and drive automation  
  • Stay abreast of Procure-to-Pay innovations
  • Collaborate with the Manager, SP, Procurement Platform to establish and execute on an innovation roadmap

Other related duties as assigned 


  • University degree in a relevant field of study (Commerce, Supply chain, Finance) or equivalent combination of training and experience in procurement, contract administration, customer service or supply chain
  • 10+ years of functional expertise experience 
  • 5-10 years experience leading procurement teams 
  • Ability to establish and execute strategies, exercise independent problem solving and decision making 
  • Experience working under pressure and in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as needed to achieve departmental goals
  • Demonstrated customer focus aptitude and ability to influence and break down silos within and across organization
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Given this role supports the Operations, be reachable outside of business hours 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.