Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.
Air Canada, continuously ranked among the top five most attractive companies to work for in Canada is seeking a Knowledge Management Analyst who will be based at our Montreal Headquarters. The temporary employment will be for a duration of 12 – 14 months.
Strategic Procurement (SP) is comprised of several Category Management teams and a Centre of Excellence (COE). The successful candidate will report to the Manager, Strategic Procurement, Centre of Excellence who has responsibility over Knowledge Management (KM) and Procurement Transformation within SP. Given the cross-functional nature of procurement at Air Canada, this opportunity will also provide visibility to key stakeholders in other parts of the organization.
The COE team is an exciting and new group within Air Canada. Activities are often project-based, providing variety, exposure to different parts of the business, and an expectation to continually develop the skills necessary to progress to senior sourcing roles. The successful candidate will be expected to translate a passion for learning into meaningful analysis and insight resulting in bottom-line impact.
KM Analysts have two primary focus areas. First, they support sourcing initiatives led by SP Category Managers. Responsibilities include involvement in activities such as market research, strategic sourcing events, preparing baseline, vendor negotiations, and internal marketing of SP initiatives. Over time, KM Analysts may also be given the opportunity to lead smaller sourcing events under the guidance of a Category Manager.
The second focus area is to drive ‘KM-Led’ projects, which focus on process improvement, automation and and standardization, tools, and technology. These projects are highly visible ‘enablers’ for SP staff and are often mandated by SP Leadership. Examples from the past two years include: streamlining of the contract process, contributing to the configuration and testing of the SAP Ariba Contract module, developing and calculating departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), conducting the annual refresh of the SP ‘Historic Spend Report’ (HSR), developing and delivering training, etc.
In addition to a University degree in a relevant field of study (business, math, engineering) the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent analytical and communication skills plus the ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and accommodate changing priorities. A strong entrepreneurial spirit and desire to learn will also be critical. Strong organizational skills are essential. Experience with Source-to-Pay SAP Ariba solutions is an asset.
Due to the confidential nature of our work, a high degree of professionalism and discretion is required. Flexibility with work hours and occasional travel may also be necessary.
Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.
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.