Company: Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Skills: Planner / Scheduler, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment and reuse. We design and supply a range of water systems, from food and beverage applications, to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water and heavy industrial wastewater treatment.

At WTS, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We're an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.

Senior Manager Procurement - NAM Projects

For Engineered Systems Projects, the Senior Manager, leads a team of sourcing professionals and coordinates the external supply chain activities from the kick-off through execution until the project close out, in accordance with the defined project and/or market strategy and the project execution teams. Operationally in the EP/EP+/EPC projects, maintains the sourcing strategy, organizes the team, and leads the external supply chain activities for the project team for an approximately $500M industrial projects portfolio.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directs the external supply chain plan focused on the project strategy, schedule, budget, savings and quality targets along with any other necessary information from the external supply chain for the project.
  • Proactively defines and executes the external supply chain strategy ensuring full collaboration between cross functional teams and stakeholders in accordance with the project requirements, market strategy, and planning for all projects within the portfolio.
  • Fully accountable for the forecasting and savings target on the project and applies all standard levers available through the Sourcing Team, leads negotiations in key and critical RFP's, while satisfying the cost, schedule, and quality requirements of the project. Provides expertise in identifying potential procurement problems or conflicts, analyzing impact/ramifications and resolving issues.
  • Reviews and oversees various requests for quotation packages, leads complex or schedule critical procurement negotiations, performs or provides oversight of complex price/cost analysis, serves as leadership interface with suppliers/subcontractors, oversees the analysis and evaluation of proposals, and ensures the final settlement and closeout of purchase orders
  • Directs with Category Managers critical and strategic suppliers as well as working to develop new suppliers and alternative sources of materials and/or raw materials, aiming for high quality and low cost of products with a focus in best cost country (BCC).
  • Champions, coaches, motivates and performs supervisory responsibilities of team members and assists in the development and training of new functional team members; hires employees; conducts performance evaluations; plans and approves salary increases; manages discipline; implements department and individual performance goals; and reviews employee's performance against goals.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Hard Skills


  • 10+ years experience
  • Must be proficient with SAP, Microsoft and Google applications.
  • Above average analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess ability to read and understand engineering drawings with the ability to communicate technical information to various internal and external customers.

Soft Skills (Proc Competency Based Model).



  • Expert: Demonstrate subject matter expertise in the field.
  • Strategic: Gets the big game. Understands long term. Respects short term but doesn't get hung up in the noise.
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing priorities.
  • Inspirational: Ability to inspire/ motivate others.
  • Curious: Ability to pose high impact questions, seeing opportunities in areas where others see problems.
  • Courageous: Champions ideas and helps transform them into actions.
  • Humble: Respectful towards peers, team members, leadership and stakeholders.
  • Holistic: Think customer and Company first.
  • Accountable: Demonstrates responsibility ownership and commitment. Taking responsibility for making tough calls when necessary.
  • Ambitious: Identifies underlying truths and comes up with ideas that change the way we conceptualize issues, depicts vision of future that rallies teams to compete in new ways.

Education & Experience




  • Bachelor's degree in Business Supply Chain or related field required.




  • Master degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • Global Experience

Working Conditions



  • Annual travel required. 20%


SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions is now part of Veolia and operating as Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions. With operations in 130 countries and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions solves the toughest water, wastewater and process challenges around the globe. Leveraging a comprehensive set of chemical, equipment and digital enabled services and products, the company helps customers optimize water resources and overcome process challenges. Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions serves customers across all industries, including food and beverage, metals and mining, power, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and utilities.