Category Support Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Acheson

Wajax Limited

The Opportunity

The Category Specialist will support value generating initiatives, participate in supplier performance evaluations and reviews, analyze, and validate market intelligence, generate demand and capacity reporting, and provide multiple purchase scenarios and analyses where required. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to manage unique problems, which require critical, independent, and holistic thinking. The Category Specialist will work closely with the Category Manager to ensure alignment and consistency across decisions and robust implementation of these initiatives.

The Role

  • Supporting with new and existing suppliers. Responsible for maturing supplier performance improvement process and strategic supplier relationship management
  • Provide support and direction to regional teams as required
  • Strong abilities in Excel, Powerpoint and other MS Office products
  • Maintain contract records ensuring Governance requirements
  • Develop, issue and manage supplier and vendor documents
  • Identify and articulates cost savings opportunities based on spend, market, and business analysis
  • Accountable for coordination of all changes that have an impact on Operations
  • Coordinate with a large team of Regional Coordinators and other departments
  • Demonstrate broad technical knowledge in resolving problems, identifying opportunities and making recommendations for change around the assets, hazards, operations improvements, and any other areas that may arise.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining inventory levels
  • Develop, manage, and continually improve support management of change processes and standards
  • Liaise and support AR and AP functions

The Candidate

Education: Successful completion of an bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or diploma

Experience: Minimum 3-4 years of industry related experience

Qualifications: Experience with relevant systems and tools, such as SalesForce, M3

The Company

Since 1858, Wajax has been a leading industrial products and solutions provider continually innovating to serve Canadian industry coast-to-coast. We work in an extensive range of industries and core sectors of the Canadian economy including energy and renewables, food and beverage, construction, industrial/commercial, transportation, forestry, mining, metal processing, and oil and gas – to name a few. Everything we do is powered by people passionate about making a difference and who are dedicated to driving Canadian industry forward. People who provide the experience and expertise that support the industries that build our cities, power our businesses, put a roof over our heads and food on our tables.

Wajax offers a total compensation package that includes competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, learning and development, as well as some unique additional “perks.”

Highlights include:

  • Competitive health and dental benefits with no waiting period for eligibility (100% employer paid premiums), plus health spending account.
  • Wajax led e-learning, and product training through industry leading manufacturers.
  • Exclusive discounts with a variety of manufacturers and service providers such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Dell, TELUS, a group mortgage, home & auto insurance program, pet insurance, footwear & workwear, fitness membership, perkopolis, and more.
  • Recognition program where points are earned for merchandise or gift certificates, plus cash awards.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Award-Winning Health and Wellness Program.

By working with Wajax, you become part of an inclusive and diverse team that is dedicated to innovation and teamwork. We are committed to employing a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities across Canada in which we do business. As an equal opportunity employer, please inform us if any accommodation is required if contacted for an interview.

As a condition of employment, final candidates will be subject to pre-screening.

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