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Job summary

Reporting to the CEO, the General Manager Logistics & Procurement is responsible for development and implementation of a procurement and supply chain strategy on a tactical and strategic level to support PE’s goals. This role also leads and monitors core supply chain performance metrics and establish a best-in-class global transport management network including best-in-class global supply chain and procurement processes and systems in all regions. The GM will also oversee the implementation of strategic sourcing and vendor relationship strategies with major suppliers and vendors. The GM will also lead and manage the corporate procurement management system (MM SAP) to have a standardized, clean, and uniform global material coding systems across all mills. As well, the GM will work closely with the business to understand their needs, and lead a team that serves as the point of contact for all consolidated purchases, deliveries, and problems with products and services. In addition, this role also: articulates and negotiates service level agreements; establishes systems and procedures to ensure and enhance overall quality of vendor services; establishes requirements and monitoring measures for suppliers to achieve process and quality standards and commitments; facilitates development of team and partner relationships with vendors and/or suppliers, and maintains relationships for long-term contracts. The GM will continually seek optimal value in service from vendors, reviewing and monitoring performance and return-on-investment metrics and initiating contract modifications.


Strategic Procurement

  • Develops and executes an optimized business plan for procurement that is aligned with the company’s financial goals, strategy and customer service expectations
  • Executes procurement strategies across the company to ensure consistent and high quality value delivery
  • Responsible for establishing and then leading the global procurement function for the company including managing, training and development of procurement employees
  • Implements best practices in procurement and vendor management to support company operational objectives
  • Negotiates vendor agreements and contracts in cooperation and compliance with Accounting, Finance, Legal, and Procurement policies and goals
  • Provides Subject Matter Expert (SME) expertise to the organization as the company expert in global procurement strategies and tactics
  • Working with finance, reviews and monitors capital purchases including comparison against budgets
  • Provides project leadership and key stakeholders with decision-oriented and timely financial support, including strategic plans, budgets, forecasts, and analyses of current project cost and alternative support approaches
  • Maintains strong working relationships with internal stakeholders to support departmental procurement needs
  • Directs and coordinates activities of staff engaged in procuring equipment, supplies, raw materials, professional services, outsourcing agreements, global partnerships, advertising, etc. throughout the company

Vendor Management

  • Leads purchasing processes, ensures financial discipline, and manages purchase order creation, receiving, invoicing and other financial processes with major vendors
  • Develops and maintains vendor relationships including tracking and analysis of vendor spend and performance
  • Maintains solutions to ensure purpose and functionality of suppliers closely aligns with business procedures, directions, and strategies
  • Manages the selection process to evaluate products based on user requirements, makes recommendations, and ensures purchases are in alignment with current standards and strategy
  • Enforces vendor assessment, on-boarding policies, and audits to same, including support of investigations, as needed
  • Originates, negotiates and governs contracts with major subcontractors and vendors
  • Aligns business activities with the Finance department for financial reporting and analysis

Supply Chain

  • Develops and maintains the integrity of the supply chain
  • Develops a long term global supply chain strategy and vision to address the company’s strategy, global supply chain networks and processes, skills and capabilities requirements, technology/systems requirements and supply chain metrics and measurements.
  • Designs and implements global transportation networks and supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies
  • Designs and implements strategies and processes for finished products
  • Maintains routines to ensure delivery of core supply chain metrics in terms of cost service and protection of supply towards the customer.
  • Institutes "Best Business Practice" metrics across materials and logistics, to drive improvements and meet financial commitments.
  • Defines shared business goals and success measures with internal partners.
  • Develops procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as purchasing, sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Develops global implementation of Transport and Logistics best practices including global network design, network optimization, systems integration and optimization, inventory control, and demand planning, program launch management.
  • Leverages global volume to drive freight savings (i.e., FTL/LTL, ocean freight and air freight, small package and courier business, regional consolidation and x-docking warehousing, packaging management).
  • Coordinates Global Logistics/Packaging continuous improvement (CI) events for setting "Best in Class Practices" on packaging, launch, quoting, and logistics.
  • Sets CI logistics/packaging goals, and be held accountable for meeting profit plant targets for controllable performance
  • Accountable for financial, service, and trade compliance metrics in the supply chain
  • Develops Trade Compliance strategies to support financial goals while meet legal requirements of each region/country
  • Standardize supply chain business networks, processes and technology across the globe.
  • Utilizes lean methods and tools to identify and implement projects and programs that results in continuous process improvements, improve material flow, assets and warehouse capacity utilization & productivity
  • Leads global external and internal supply chain and logistics benchmarking

People & Culture

  • Recognizes human capital as a future resource risk to include in planning strategy
  • Leads positive employee-relations culture with high employee engagement and collaboration
  • Identifies, retains and develops SCM top talent within the organization
  • Promotes a strong safety culture and provide a safe working environment, supporting the achievement of identified safety metrics
  • Minimizes company risk in areas of environment, health, safety and international trade, ensuring all regulatory and compliance measures are met
  • Provides leadership for the implementation of a continuous improvement culture


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required, preferably with Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on International Trade Management
  • Credentials from Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) or International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) or other similar credentials preferred
  • 15+ years, high volume supply chain, construction and materials procurement preferred
  • 10+ years of industry experience (pulp manufacturing preferred) as an executive supply chain / logistics manager within the industry or at a supply chain and logistics service provider
  • Strong demonstrated recent experience leading a global procurement function.
  • Proven track record in global supply chain management and logistics across multiple global regions
  • Must be a strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution
  • Must have the ability to interact at the highest levels of the company
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and build consensus among members of the company
  • Comfort with ambiguity and creating something new, something that does not currently exist
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, self-awareness and adaptability required
  • Experience working in a global environment and having a global mind-set
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Demonstrated strength in working cross functionally to drive issue resolution, results driven, problem solver, self-starter
  • Ability to solve complex problems to ensure business and financial issues resulting in sound decisions

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