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Procurement Metrics Advisor - 29425

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: May 19, 2022
Posting End Date: May 29, 2022


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.
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), Data Analytics, Line Maintenance, Governance and Compliance, and Sustainable Procurement 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. 
In COE, activities are often project-based, providing variety, exposure to different parts of the business with the opportunity 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.    
The Procurement Metrics Advisor will be responsible to analyze, report and maintain all Source-to-Pay data.  He/she will focus on process improvement, data analytics, KPIs reporting as well as reports automation and standardization. These projects and initiatives are highly visible ‘enablers’ for the SP department and are often mandated by AC’s Leadership. Examples from the past two years include: streamlining of the contract process, contributing to the configuration and testing of the SAP Ariba Suite modules, developing and calculating departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), conducting the annual refresh of the SP ‘Historic Spend Report’ (HSR), developing and delivering training, etc. Additionally, the successful candidate will have to support complex and data-heavy sourcing initiatives led by SP Category Managers.  
  • Develop data analytics and support Governance 
    • Produce consistently accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis
    • Produce regular reports, data models and key deliverables 
    • Contribute to defining Source-to-Pay (S2P) and Sustainable Procurement KPIs and identify relevant performance analysis data 
    • Create and maintain reports/dashboards that allow users to understand SP’s performance compared to internal benchmarks and non-compliance to SP policies 
    • Monitor and measure S2P and ESG KPIs and performance metrics
    • Generate insights and provide recommendations to Category Managers and AC Senior Management to inform and support effective decision making
    • Automate creation of reports and dashboard by leveraging technology (using tools such as Power BI)
    • Develop subject-matter expertise in assigned areas of focus
    • Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed
  • Lead the automation and steady-state of Spend Analysis 
    • Create a plan to automate spend Analysis in conjunction with the IT team.
    • Lead the IT Data Analytics team by providing guidance on the vision and coordinating with all stakeholders involved to ensure they can create the automated data flow
    • Automate spend enrichment and analysis dashboards for monthly refresh of Spend Analysis 
    • Mine opportunities through Spend Analysis 
    • Measure and report on contract Meta Data
    • Leverage power BI to trigger reports & visualize spend data
  • Enhance tools and systems and provide support to users within SP 
    • Lead process or reporting improvement initiatives to increase SP’s efficiency  
    • Collaborate with the Manager, Procurement Platforms for the deployment and updates of SAP Ariba Source-to-Pay (S2P) modules 
    • Responsible to organize, manage, maintain and create Procurement Master Data (for example for Ariba S2P modules and Spend Analysis)
    • Become Ariba Spend Analysis SME and collaborate with IT to configure and feed it
    • Contribute to testing requirements including the preparation of test scenarios and test scripts and provide effective user acceptance testing (UAT) according to business needs
    • Responsible to develop and document data policies, rules, responsibilities, and data management processes and provide technical assurance for its ongoing implementation
    • Mentor and train other team members and/or develop training material to transfer knowledge 
    • Perform any other tasks related to the maintenance of SP Procurement Systems and tools
  • Support sourcing initiatives and the corporate procurement process 
    • Prepare complex category baseline 
    • Develop and use models to consolidate and analyze supplier RFx responses 
    • Author project summary documentation, using spreadsheets (Excel) and graphs, tables, etc. (PowerPoint)
    • Establish category knowledge by reviewing historical spend and buying practices 
    • Coach KM analysts to increase their ability to analyse large and complex data sets
    • Perform any other Procurement related duties as assigned


  • University degree in a relevant field of study (business, math, engineering) 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role with hands-on data analysis
  • Ability to analyze unstructured data, creating intuitive, informative reports and visualizations
  • Ability to adapt to multiple data management platforms, as well as manipulate and combine multiple data sources and present insights
  • Must be detail oriented, self-motivated and time efficient
  • Ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Strong organizational skills are essential
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Power BI 
  • 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 may also be necessary. 
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.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
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.