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Procurement Specialist

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 

 

Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

 

Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

Job Details

Porter is embarking on a multi-year expansion across North America, with a new fleet of aircraft and a rapidly growing route network.  Porter’s procurement department, Commercial Services, will play a crucial role in building the supply chain to enable these ambitious expansion plans, as well as driving further efficiencies within the existing regional operation.   


Reporting to the Director, Commercial Services, this role will be responsible for participating in and leading critical contract negotiations.  This role will also focus on analyzing internal business processes and internal reporting, including to the executive team.


This is an opportunity to be part of a growing team and to play a key role in Porter’s growth, working closely with leaders from across the business.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Lead all medium size RFP’s; including analyzing data, drafting RFP documents, selecting vendor  participants, managing internal stakeholders, vendor negotiations, developing cost comparisons and presenting business cases to senior leadership.

  • Support Director, Commercial Services with large scale RFP’s.

  • Relationship management of existing and new vendors.

  • Work with Porter’s internal teams to lead and drive forward spending initiatives.

  • Uncover and identify significant cost saving opportunities within existing supplier relationships and business practices.

  • Increase amount of spend under management via spend analysis and stakeholder engagement.

  • Effectively manage multiple projects across multiple deadlines and departments.

  • Management of purchasing procedures throughout the company.

  • Lead internal review process of contracts.

  • As restrictions permit, travel to markets outside of Toronto to visit and assess current or potential vendors.

  • Participate in outside of work social engagements – dining, sporting events etc. – with vendors.

  • Various departmental administrative functions as required.

  • Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy.

  • Any other duties as requested.


BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:


  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.

  • Exemplifying Integrity: Treating others fairly, honestly, and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust with team members and the broader community.

  • Leading Change: Recognizing the need for change, being open to new ideas and methods, and championing transformational change within the organization and beyond.


QUALIFICATIONS:


  • A University degree or college diploma.

  • 2 years’ experience in a corporate or co-op environment, preferably in procurement.

  • Strong familiarity with the Porter brand.

  • Superior research and cognitive skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

  • Superior written and verbal communications skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills.

  • Effective analytical and presentation skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite with an emphasis on Excel and Google Spreadsheets, including advanced functionality.

  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination.


LOCATION: Toronto (250 Yonge Street)

  • September 7, 2022
  • 32-21-72

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