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Lambert Nemec Group
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
27 days ago


Position Overview:

Lambert Nemec Group, Winnipeg's leader in Permanent Accounting & Finance Recruitment, has partnered with our client, Winnipeg Airport Authority, to recruit a full-time permanent Supply Chain Manager.

This role maintains, develops, and leads the areas of contract management, purchasing, inventory, and supply chain management for WAA. The incumbent is responsible for the management oversight and guidance of the employees in this area and for establishing the departmental priorities in alignment with the strategic direction of the company.

The role is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with relevant WAA stakeholders and has discretionary decision making authority with regard to matters of operational importance to WAA; provides input, guidance, advice, strategic direction, fiscal and resource planning to WAA. As part of the WAA leadership team this individual participates in the overall management and strategic planning processes of WAA. The role will also be responsible for planning and leading the department on key projects including the evolution of the ERP systems (i.e. new procurement tools, system integrations), the roll out of point of use inventory cribs or vending machines, vendor managed inventory, and other initiatives. 


Management/Leadership Development:

The individual in this role will participate in:

  • Monthly Management meetings and other leadership activities as required
  • Corporate strategic planning as required
  • The WAA Management/Leadership Development Program that supports the Succession Planning Strategy. The program includes but is not limited to:

-             A rotation of functional responsibilities from time to time, with the purpose of gaining experience and exposure to the entire operation

-             Leadership Development sessions to build people development and organizational effectiveness competencies

-             Internal and external courses to develop management and strategic skills

-             Participation on multi-disciplinary project and team activities; such as Lean Rapid Improvement Projects and 5S

-             Opportunities to build higher level decision making skills set by working closely with the Directors and VPs.

Report Relationships:

The following positions report to the Manager, Supply Chain Management

-             Supply Chain Coordinator

-             Warehouse Coordinator

-             This position will also be responsible for relationships with key suppliers/vendors and will act on behalf of the group of companies in binding contracts and agreements.

Competencies: Core

Service Focus: Commits to satisfying internal and external customer requirements

Teamwork: Participates and/or provides direction to help teams achieve goals and operate cooperatively and cohesively

Communication: Delivers clear, effective communications (either in writing or orally), takes responsibility for understanding others

Results Oriented: Understands and is committed to reaching Corporate, Department and individual goals and objectives

Competencies: Leadership

Builds Effective teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals

Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics.

Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.

Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

Main activities

Management-related activities

  • Has autonomy, discretion, and decision making authority in the conduct of WAA's business related to purchasing, inventory and supply chain management.
  • Coordinate and manage resources for day-to-day activities.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of corporate business initiatives.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key decision makers in client/tenant organizations to foster good working relationships and an understanding of airport issues.
  • Confer regularly with counterparts at other airports and represent WAA at industry events and conferences.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to staff, consultants and others in WAA on matters relating to supply chain management.
  • Host regular and ad hoc briefings with stakeholders as required.

Position-specific activities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with managers/directors across the organization to understand their supply chain requirements and to plan accordingly.
  • Review and assess the full supply chain to identify and minimize risks, excess costs and redundancies for key products and services. This includes review of key suppliers across the group of companies to assess opportunities for larger group contracts with better pricing.
  • Responsibility for key processes in the department and continually reviewing processes in conjunction with the team to identify and implement process improvement.
  • Work with the business units across all corporate entities to ensure inventory is being continually reviewed (spare parts for critical systems, min/max levels, warehouse and offsite layout, ongoing review of parts and assessment as to what needs to be set up as inventory, etc). Support the warehouse coordinator in the implementation of process improvements.
  • Assist various business units to maintain relationships with key vendors to track vendor performance, key performance indicators, etc.
  • Support the business, including subsidiary entities, to develop, issue, and administer tenders and request for proposals. Participate on tender/proposal briefings and evaluations.
  • Coordinate with business units and the legal department to draft related contracts (i.e. service agreements for higher risk contracts including multi-year, key infrastructure, etc.).
  • Interpret and negotiate terms and conditions of purchases and contracts with suppliers, contractors and consultants for relevant contracts. This includes drafting contracts for new service providers as well as reviewing vendor papered contracts.
  • Represent the Supply Chain Management department on the ERP system implementation team and attend weekly/bi-weekly implementation team meetings.
  • Plan and lead new projects that may arise in alignment with WAA’s strategic pillars. Examples include: evaluating the potential insourcing of dockmaster, implementing a vendor management program/tool, implementing a contracts tendering software solution, etc.

Strategic process

  • The development of business strategies and plans to drive improvements to departmental efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Act as subject matter expert in the area of procurement and inventory management for the entire group of companies.
  • Develop service level deliverables for the department and create and monitor key performance indicators to evaluate performance to customers.
  • Assume the responsibility of business system owner for relevant software systems.
  • Coordinate the department priorities within the supply chain management department and follow-up with warehouse coordinator and supply chain coordinator to monitor quality and progress of work.
  • Develop service level deliverables for the department and create and monitor key performance indicators to evaluate performance to customers.
  • Assume the responsibility of business system owner for the new purchasing and inventory modules. This includes working closely with the IT department to assess the key information needs, interfaces and system reconciliations required between the new ERP system and other operational systems such as Maximo.

Fiscal responsibility and budget

  • Negotiate and maintain relevant licenses and contracts.

o            Track and enforce service level standards and key performance indicators related to relevant external service providers.

  • Responsible for the financial management of the department including preparation of the departmental budget and ongoing monthly monitoring of costs.


  • Responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring of all related policies and practices including but not limited to the Purchasing Policy, Disposal of Assets, privacy requirements, ethical guidance, etc.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information in RFP’s, contracts and evaluations.
  • Exercise and communicate delegated contract signing authority as per the Financial Authorities Policy.

People Leadership

  • Is the hiring manager for positions under the scope of this area. Has the authority and responsibility to hire, provide training and development and coaching for direct employees
  • Is responsible for setting performance expectations, objectives, goals and timelines for performance compliance. Is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.
  • Is responsible to conduct regular performance discussions and annual performance appraisals and meetings.
  • Is responsible for and has authority to address, investigate, and discuss matters that lead to discipline and termination direct report employees
  • Is responsible to make binding decisions on matters of personnel and departmental significance
  • Is responsible for making decisions on WAA policy, planning and budgetary matters
  • Is required to be familiar with and act in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement(s) and administer as required.
  • Is the designated employer representative in the Step one grievance process (in consultation with Human Resources) and shall directly or indirectly support other steps in the grievance process as required.
  • Is required to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.


  • SCMP designation (Supply Chain Management Association) and knowledge of SCMA guidelines/Code of Ethics.
  • Budgeting and cost management skills.
  • Contract writing skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Superior oral and written communications skills.
  • Previous management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional business partners to achieve results.
  • Ability to motivate others to achieve goals and objectives in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to manage multiple initiatives with strong prioritization skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional or new responsibilities
  • Technical aptitude for learning new systems
  • Conversant with relevant Supply Chain and accounting software
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Transportation Security Clearance.

To Apply:

Apply online. If you have any additional inquires, please contact Jen Cheng, Senior Recruitment Consultant at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58894429
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Position Title: Supply Chain Manager
  • Company Name: Lambert Nemec Group
  • Industry: Transportation
  • Job Function: Supply Chain Manager
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
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