Sr Procurement Analyst (Services - 12 month)

GTA, Canada
Dec 23, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Full Time
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Who We Are

Vale is a global mining company headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We are leaders in the production of iron ore and one of the largest global producers of nickel. In Canada, Vale employs approximately 6,000 people in our corporate office in Toronto and at sites in Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador, where we produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver.

Through their hard work, innovation and forward thinking, it is our employees, and a wholesome orebody of course, that ensures a bright future for Vale in Canada – a future we want you to be a part of.

Our corporate office, located in downtown Toronto serves as the headquarters for the global Base Metals business, providing support to all our Base Metals operations. In Mississauga, you’ll find Vale’s Base Metals Technology Development team; a group of highly trained engineers and scientists working to improve Vale’s competitive edge and support its growth strategies by coming up with safer and more environmentally responsible technology.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Sr Analyst, Procurement (Services) to join our Procurement team in Mississauga, ON. This is a fixed term position (12 months).

The incumbent in this position will execute the procurement of materials, equipment and services for operations, aiming to assure the supply of items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible, achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.

In this position, you will:
  • Meet the requirements of our internal customers in accordance with established procurement goals, policies and procedures
  • Assure availability of goods and services through the adherence to existing agreements and, when necessary, contract amendments or renewal.
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies
  • Work with team members and other stakeholders to develop sourcing plans
  • Prepare RFP packages and carry out sourcing in accordance with industry best practices
  • Analyze the submitted proposals from a commercial perspective and negotiate contract terms and conditions which are favorable to Vale and seek to reduce the company’s risk exposure
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships and conduct business in a confident, objective, and diplomatic manner
  • Oversee vendor management process throughout the life of the contract, ensuring compliance and performance
  • Represent Vale’s Procurement Organization in meetings with a variety of internal and external customers
  • Administer all jobs, contracts and related documentation with due diligence and integrity, adhering to all legal, and company, policies and procedures.
  • Follow up activities related to procurement area as for analysis, support and implementation of projects.
  • Create, develop and control reports, research and other administrative activities.
  • Analyze indicators, bottle neck mapping and process improvement mapping.
  • Act as a resource to customers in procurement. Enforce Company Policies and Norms or escalate to supervisor.
  • Collect, track, analyse and resolve supply chain issues, based on information provided by both parties.

About You
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in the procurement field, services category experience preferred.
  • An Undergraduate Degree (Business, Commerce or Legal programs preferred) or a technologist diploma in civil, mechanical, electrical, construction or mining discipline or equivalent relevant experience
  • Certification in a professional association (P. Eng., SCMA) an asset.
  • Experience related to procurement (mining, petrochemical or heavy manufacturing industry is preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles and processes, Canadian contract law, commercial terms and procurement to pay business systems.
  • Provide leadership in the preparation of sourcing documents
  • Understand and RFP processes, protocols and industry best practices
  • Strong use of MS Excel, pivot tables, VLOOKUP
  • Co-ordinate and manage all activities during sourcing cycle including clarification questions and issuance of addenda
  • Review and evaluate proposals, negotiate prices and terms and conditions
  • Identify business risks and initiate steps to mitigate
  • Review and understand exceptions to terms and conditions and assess issues with requested changes
  • Create appropriate agreement type with good understanding of the scope of work and commercial structure
  • Take ownership of assigned commodities and category
  • Understand and manage business requirements for assigned category
  • Carry out basic needs analysis, identify opportunities, develop and implement strategies
  • Carry out relationship Supplier relationship management
  • Take on new projects and re-prioritize as business and procurement needs change
  • Support others on team in achieving their goals
  • Take on new and progressive responsibilities
  • Organized, self-motivated and ability to work independently

What’s in it for You?
  • Work with a global leader and expand your skills and expertise.
  • Online leadership training opportunities
  • Opportunities to build your network and lots of fun!

Difference Makes All the Difference

At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and Vale values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.


Please apply online on our internal website at

Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2020

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