Director, Strategic Sourcing

Job Location CA-BC-Richmond
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Permanent Full Time

Job Description

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Vancouver, Canada


Avigilon (TSX: AVO) provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. Avigilon’s solutions have been installed at thousands of customer sites, including school campuses, transportation systems, healthcare centers, public venues, critical infrastructure, prisons, factories, casinos, airports, financial institutions, government facilities, and retailers.


In this key role, you will be reporting to the VP of Manufacturing. You will be responsible for handling all tasks related to selection and management of Avigilon’s suppliers. This individual will manage key vendor relationships and negotiate critical supply contracts. Success will be measured by your strong ability to achieve cost and time-to-market objectives for new products while assuring uninterrupted supply and cost reductions for existing products.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement the corporate global sourcing strategy
  • Collect market data and evaluate supply alternatives
  • Develop, implement and maintain purchasing policies, processes and tools
  • Develop and implement the corporate supplier qualification process
  • Manage Approved Vendor Lists (AVL)
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and ensure compliance to existing contracts
  • Prepare contracts for outsourced services
  • Manage the procurement of indirect material and services
  • Develop, enhance and manager mutually beneficial supplier partnerships
  • Analyze current market conditions and trends of the technology industry
  • Provide regular status updates to management and other key stakeholders on sourcing initiatives, market analytics and cost saving strategies


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Operations, Finance or Engineering
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is considered an asset
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role, with experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Experience leading complex sourcing initiatives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong contract negotiation skills
  • Advanced strategic thinking and analytical thinking abilities
  • Eagerness to operate in a in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to change and learn quickly
  • Keen interest in the electronics manufacturing industry

Perks and Benefits:


As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental, and medical insurance while travelling.  You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits. 




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