Category and Vendor Manager( IT and Software ) in Montreal, QC

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

CAE Inc   •  

Montreal, QC H1A 0A1

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 61 days ago

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  • Autonomously establishes negotiation strategies that leverage CAE's global spend, including all of CAE's products.
  • Independently negotiates agreements with strategic suppliers or service agreements having a mid/long-term impact on CAE operations for the procurement of corporate services.
  • Independently reviews legal documents to ensure appropriate commercial terms and protection of CAE's interests with suppliers.
  • Leads contract language and fallback position creation (Ts & Cs).
  • Negotiates prices, terms and conditions, cancellation fees and penalty clauses of agreements with vendors.
  • Understands all aspects of negotiation (legal, engineering, project management, etc.) and their impact on CAE.
  • Assesses vendor's business practices, long-term stability, technical capabilities and ability to meet CAE's standards.
  • Leads meetings with internal customers to discuss methods of reducing product costs.
  • Prepares and analyzes RFI and RFQ's if required.
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with internal customers and vendors.
  • Uses vendor performance metrics as a feedback mechanism to manage vendor performance against established CAE criteria.


  • University Degree in Administration and 8 - 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Professional designation of CPM is desirable.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and contract management skills.
  • Ability to independently establish commercial strategies and conclude agreements.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement strategies and introduction of new products
  • In-depth knowledge of Supply Chain.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

Valid Through: 2019-9-16