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, ranked among the top five most attractive companies to work for in Canada, is seeking a Strategic Procurement Manager– Global Travel, Hotels & Ground Transportation (GT), who will be based at our Montreal Headquarters.
Strategic Procurement (SP) is comprised of several Category Management teams and a Centre of Excellence (COE) to support SP. The successful candidate will play a key role as a category manager for all aspects of hotel accommodations and ground transportation sourcing initiatives including crew, passengers, corporate travel, training and events. Given the breadth and varied nature of the activities within this portfolio, this opportunity will provide interaction with key stakeholders in many parts of the organization.
This role requires someone who will be a key contributor in creating synergies and leverage spend with Hotels across all branches within Air Canada. The successful candidate will apply a passion for leadership and collaboration in order to obtain the best value for the airline and to develop mutually beneficial relationships with Hotel properties, Hotel Chains and ground service providers.
The Strategic Procurement Manager – Global Travel will be supporting sourcing initiatives related to Air Canada’s key commercial and operational priorities. The Global Travel Category includes procurement activities related to crew hotels, ground transportation providers, corporate travel, hotels for irregular operations and partnerships with 3rd party travel management companies. This individual will collaborate and help support cross-functional teams to deliver strategic leadership, focused on value delivery, efficiency / cost savings, governance and control.
In this role, responsibilities will include conducting supply market research, supporting sourcing strategies, evaluating competitive bid processes, draft and prepare Request for Proposals, Information or Quotation, participate in vendor selection and site inspections of Hotels as well as prepare and support negotiations and contract execution on an ongoing basis.
In greater detail, key areas of responsibility include the following:
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.