Ingredion Incorporated Procurement Lead in Cardinal, Ontario

Ingredion is currently recruiting for the position of Procurement Lead, supporting the Cardinal facility located in Cardinal, Ontario. This position supports the overall operation, strategically leading the department, vendors in the sourcing of equipment, goods and services. You will perform activities across multiple categories of spend for the Cardinal Plant while leading / actively participating in North America initiatives. This role is focused on delivering value and support for many internal customers.

As a Procurement Lead, your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, leading and implementing purchasing strategies to achieve total landed cost objectives of the company with the major focus on Cardinal as part of NA Manufacturing.

  • Leading the administration of the Quality Management Systems according to ISO standards as it relates to the procurement function.

  • Tracking and reporting on critical metrics to ensure timely and effective supply of resources to internal partners.

  • Leading supplier negotiations and evaluations as well as utilization of the vendor management program to maximize supplier performance and value in the areas of cost reduction, on time delivery and quality.

  • Application, enforcement and improvement of procurement policies and processes.

  • Promotion and administration of Safety, Health and Environmental programs to align with corporate standards and regulatory requirements applicable to areas of responsibility.

  • Establishment of the case for change and creation of effective plans to enable change through continuous improvement initiatives to delivery of results.

  • Driving innovation and harmonization to categorize expenditures and optimize workflows.

  • Development and management of relationships with suppliers and partners.

  • Leading and engaging Unionized department employees to motivate and promote team building, while partnering with third party MRO.

  • Cultivating positive working relationships engendering trust and respect to promote a reciprocal work environment.

The Procurement Lead position is suited for you if you love:

  • Bring value for customers through a deep understanding of customer needs

  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with key decision makers and customers and gaining trust and respect.

  • Develop positive relationships and communicate with partners to effectively gain support across functional boundaries.

  • Effectively cope with change and appropriately handle risk and uncertainty.

  • Establishes clear and challenging objectives, maintaining two-way dialogue with the team.

  • Have a shown ability to cultivate an environment of mutual trust and respect.

  • Consistently achieve or exceed goals using strong planning, organizing, and time management skills.

If you have the following traits we want, you:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, engineering, or a related technical field with a confirmed commitment to ongoing education and development. Equivalent work experience may also be considered.

  • 10 or more years of experience in procurement, supply chain and materials management in a manufacturing environment.

  • Deep understanding technology and systems that support a strong local and global procurement strategy. SAP knowledge required.

  • Possession of a professional designation would be considered an asset.

  • Good negotiation skills and understanding of the financial metrics that drive business.

  • Ability to lead and direct others.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

Yes, Within Region

Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.