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Program Manager, Strategic Procurement - Red Deer, AB

Location: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2023


The Strategic Procurement Program Manager drives the manufacturing procurement strategy for optimum performance, cost, and lead time. This role works with the VP of MFG, Supply Chain Manager and Manufacturing/Engineering team to identify opportunities and to translate them into an executable strategic sourcing plan, such as: considers supplier consolidation, annual competitive bidding, request for quotes (RFQ), supplier productivity improvement, Value Added Value Engineering (VAVE), and Analyses the market and commodity trends to anticipate and minimize risks for the company. The Strategic Sourcing Manager serves as the principal negotiator with manufacturing vendors and is responsible for the negotiation of pricing as well as contractual terms and conditions. 

  • Develops and executes a 1-year business plan ensuring alignment with the overall corporate strategic plan and immediate manager’s business plan. 
  • Supports the strategic plan through containing inflation, reducing overall supplier costs, VAVE activities with engineering and manufacturing, managing indirect supplies, practicing competitive bidding and RFQs, consolidation of - and introduction to - new suppliers while maintaining supplier productivity.
  • Supports sourcing strategies via financial, functional, risk and opportunity assessments.
  • Develops and maintains supplier relationships.
  • Conducts risk assessment with key suppliers verifying quality, delivery, and cost efficiencies.
  • Monitors international supply chain activity maintaining supplier relationships, logistics, cost control, specification quality control, and negotiation.
  • Conceptualizes and contributes to the development of strategies for the portfolio of products.
  • Leads negotiation efforts for key suppliers.
  • Oversees the supplier relationship management process with focus on mediating any opportunities in level of cost, service, on-time delivery, and quality.
  • Oversees all related intelligence for international foreign trade implications applicable to product lines of business and defines strategies to minimize cost impacts for the organization.
  • Works as collaborative contributor within Badger’s Supply Chain Management process and inventory optimization
  • Analyzes market and commodity trends to anticipate any risks taking measures to minimize them.
  • Drafts, socializes, implements, monitors, and evaluates manufacturing procurement policies, practices, and programs in alignment with managers strategy and organizational policies. 
  • Negotiates, analyzes, manages, and improves vendor agreements and relationships on behalf of immediate manager. 
  • Represents the manufacturing function with vendors, on behalf of and with authority of the VP, Manufacturing.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 7 years product sourcing or supply chain experience
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, ERP, and MRP systems; Oracle knowledge preferred.
  • Experience with category management (set up and execution)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to work with various stakeholders from different functional areas to coordinate and drive strategic sourcing projects. 
  • Excellent project management, organizational and self-management skills with the ability to stay focused and keep on top of priority tasks in a fast-paced environment is required. 
  • Experienced collaborator and team player.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Strong work ethics: Self-starter with sense of ownership and pride in one’s work and its impact on company’s success.
  • Positive, customer-focused attitude with continuous improvement mindset. 
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of negotiation strategies
  • Fully applies oneself to the requirements of the position

In accordance with applicable law, the following represents Badger’s reasonable estimate of the hiring compensation range for this role.
HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $80,000.00 - $115,000.00
Compensation may vary and will be determined by the geographic location, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.  

Will be required to successfully complete pre-employment screening, which may include criminal background check, credit check, driver’s abstract review and drug and alcohol test.  

Badger Daylighting, and its parent company Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd. (TSX:BDGI), is North America’s largest provider of non-destructive excavating services. We work for contractors and facility owners in a broad range of infrastructure industries, including energy generation, electricity and natural gas transmission networks, roads and highways, telecommunications, water and sewage treatment and general municipal infrastructure. 

Our key technology is the Badger HydrovacTM, which is used primarily for safe excavation around critical infrastructure and in congested underground conditions. The Badger Hydrovac uses a pressurized water stream to liquefy the soil cover, which is then removed with a powerful vacuum system and deposited into a storage tank. Badger manufactures and designs our truck-mounted hydrovac units, giving us the opportunity to incorporate feedback from our hydrovac operators into existing and future design and manufacturing processes.

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