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Canada Steamship Lines (The CSL Group Inc.)
Canada Steamship Lines is a division of The CSL Group, the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, CSL delivers more than 76 million tonnes of cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agri-food sectors.

Canada Steamship Lines est une division du Groupe CSL, le plus important propriétaire et exploitant de navires autodéchargeurs au monde. Le Groupe CSL, dont le siège social est à Montréal, a des divisions aux États-Unis, en Europe, en Asie et en Australie. Il transporte au-delà de 76 millions de tonnes de marchandises chaque année pour ses divers clients des secteurs de la construction, de l’acier, de l’énergie et de l’agroalimentaire....

CSL is hiring a Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join our Montreal team!
Posted date [2022-Dec-14] (ID: 2813)
The company

The CSL Group Inc. (“CSL”) of Montreal, Canada is a world-leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services. Through its major operating divisions, Canada Steamship Lines, CSL Americas, CSL Australia, CSL Asia and CSL Europe, CSL owns and operates a highly diversified fleet of specialized self-unloading vessels, off-shore transshippers and Handysize bulk carriers, and delivers more than 78 million tonnes of cargo to industrial customers annually. CSL's history can be traced back to 1845.

At CSL, we are committed to the wellbeing of our crews and employees, and to promoting a corporate culture that values high ethical standards, a safe and healthy workplace and respect for the environment. A career with CSL is both stimulating and challenging, and we are continually seeking skilled and passionate individuals to occupy key roles throughout our company.

For more information on CSL Group, please visit our website:

Duties and responsibilities
  • Enable and support the development of a sourcing strategy based on data and user requirements;
  • Implement strategic sourcing approach for the various spend categories;
  • Ensure the use of proper sourcing tools and strategies based on internal stakeholder needs and the market environment;
  • Lead cross-functional teams through sometimes complex sourcing, evaluation, supplier selection, contract negotiation and on-boarding processes; prepare appropriate documents for same;
  • Drive continuous improvement with suppliers, our department and our stakeholders;
  • Develop a supply partner network that creates a balance between local & global partners and optimizes total acquisition cost, supply agility & innovation;
  • Contract Management including the coordination of flow-down of contractual requirements and  terms and conditions to business stakeholders;
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the different strategies and ensure we are able to execute through the multi-disciplinary team;
  • Create and monitor the KPIs and drive a continuous improvement culture within spend categories;
  • Develop and drive monthly/quarterly supplier scorecards, measuring all aspects of supplier’s performance;
  • Lead category multi-functional team to evaluate supplier and supply chain risks and develop risk mitigation plans.
Qualification and skills
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in procurement roles of increasing responsibility, notably in the following industries:  Vessel Management, Shipbuilding, Construction, Heavy Manufacturing, Aerospace or National Defence;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Naval Architecture, Computer science, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or equivalent;
  • Experience in maritime industry working with globally vessel operations;
  • Supply Chain accreditations considered an asset: APICS, CPM, SCMP, MCIPS or ISM;
  • CAPM or PMP certification considered an asset;
  • Procurement program or project management;
  • Capable of navigating through ambiguity;
  • Basic Accounting capabilities to understand manufacturing cost-drivers;
  • Good understanding of procurement practices and principles with demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to successfully negotiate high-value and strategic partnership agreements with Tier 1 and possibly Tier 2 OEMs for Marine/Naval, Defence and/or Aerospace sectors preferred;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement strategies that demonstrate an understanding of business needs and applied solutions;
  • Demonstrated understanding of complete flow-down of customer contractual requirements to contract terms and conditions;
  • Supplier Qualification, tender process, RFI, RFP, RFQ, tender evaluations / supplier selection;
  • Strong Leadership skills;
  • Team player with problem solving abilities and a drive for results;
  • Demonstrates ability to influence stakeholders internal and external;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English and French) with experience presenting to senior leadership;
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, work collaboratively and grow own networks;
  • Knowledge and understanding of systems and data mining skills (PowerBI, Oracle, SAP, Business Objects, SQL, VBasic, SAS, Excel, Access, etc…).

This is a full time, salaried position. CSL offers a competitive salary, employee bonus program and comprehensive benefits package. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Title CSL is hiring a Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join our Montreal team!
Job Details
Posted By Canada Steamship Lines (The CSL Group Inc.)
Start Date
Location Montréal
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email crews-canada(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Shore Job
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Shore Job