Senior Buyer, Ingredients

Canopy Growth Corporation Smiths Falls, ON 2022-02-17
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The Opportunity

Canopy Growth is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to fill the Sr Buyer Ingredients & Grow position within the procurement team. As a Sr. Buyer for Ingredients & Grow, you will be responsible for the creation and execution of strategic procurement plans for ingredients and plant cultivation materials. The Senior Buyer will partner with cross-functional stakeholders to source new products that drive the lowest total cost of ownership, manage inventory efficiently and motivate suppliers to provide excellent cost, quality and service to Canopy.The successful candidate will have proven expertise in building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers.

Responsibilities

• Manage, research, assess and expand on our global supply base. Lead global sourcing initiatives, including input from NPD, IBP/Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, Operations. Continuously scope marketplace to find new and increasingly competitive and optimal suppliers

• Lead cross functional teams to establish procurement category strategies to ensure lowest total cost of ownership

• Identify and lead cost reduction projects to meet organizational goals

• Act as a coach and mentor within the team.Support buyers with critical or challenging suppliers to improve customer service levels, create purchasing strategies, contract negotiation and generation

• Thoroughly understand and utilize the Canopy Growth Corporation procurement process, including RFx's and competitive bids

• Source, negotiate & execute agreements.Attain terms and conditions which are favorable to CGC and seek to reduce the company's risk exposure

• Understand procurement metrics, how to analyze them and act when needed.Transform raw data, such as pricing or inventory information, into an easily understood analysis that identifies trends and insights that can be actioned against

• Lead cross functional projects for the Ingredient and Grow commodities. Clearly communicate procurement requirements, risks and deliverables to project teams and stakeholders

• Collaborate with IBP/Supply Chain on flow of inventory; guarantee optimum stock levels

• Drive approvals for secondary suppliers and alternative materials

• Collaborate cross-functionally to establish efficient stream-lined work processes that meet all stakeholders' requirements.Have a strong understanding of problem solving and process improvement techniques to drive this work

• Other duties as assigned

Experience

• Minimum 5 years procurement experience

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills

• Effectively manage competing priorities

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Initiative to investigate problems, develop solutions and obtain results

• Experience drafting vendor agreements/contracts

• Strong team player

• Experience creating and implementing new processes