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Job Title: Supervisor Procurement

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Who We Are:
Welcome to Vale in Canada. Our purpose is to improve life and transform the future. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably mine critical minerals that power electric vehicles, create renewable energy solutions and help develop life-saving medical equipment is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team:

Our corporate office, located in downtown Toronto serves as the headquarters for the global Base Metals business, providing support to all our Base Metals operations. In Mississauga, Vale’s Base Metals Technology Development team work to improve Vale’s competitive edge and support its growth strategies by coming up with safer and more environmentally responsible technology.

The Opportunity:
We are currently seeking a Procurement Supervisor to join our Procurement Team in Toronto. This is a permanent position.

The Procurement Supervisor will execute Vale’s procurement for the operations, through the complete understanding of the sourcing process, aligned with the standards and controls of the Vale Procurement team, ensures the accomplishment of the area financial goals and company growth objectives in the region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute Procurement Sourcing in North America for group of categories.
  • Work closely with the Vale’s Global, Regional and Local Procurement team(s)
  • Responsible for managing the successful execution of the procurement sourcing plan for commodities and services outlined in area of accountability.
  • Manage key suppliers in the region and develop the business relationship for specific commodities.
  • Facilitate the interfacing of Procurement Analysts with local users, consolidating and understanding their needs and demands.
  • Support the Global/Regional/Local Procurement Manager in providing precise demand specifications and negotiating the regional/local clauses of Global purchasing as required to support team.
  • Supervise the purchase of Global, Regional and Local categories as assigned to team.
  • Suggest annual cost saving programs and assist in the implementation of business strategies that directly affect the Company’s financial results and growth plans.
  • Maintain and provide understanding of North American’s industry best practices and technology trends to the Procurement teams.
  • Recruit and develop a high performing and motivated procurement team.
  • Provide periodic reports to the Procurement Manager about project status.
  • Supervise or track Procurement bid processes
  • Lead multifunctional teams in order to ensure users demands are met in terms of quality, budgeting and timing.
  • Lead multifunctional teams in order to improve strategic demands specifications, test new products and solutions and monitoring products performance.
  • Define and validate procurement strategy recommended by procurement analysts
  • Seek input, user feedback to the procurement process, allowing continuous learning and improvement.
  • Ensure procurement process compliance to company’s norms as well as the required internal and external auditing criteria.
  • Represent Vale at external meetings with national associations, federations, industry organization, public and private entities.
  • Ensure quality, delivery and budget objectives are met.

About You

  • Undergraduate degree is required
  • Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) – an asset


  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar subject area


  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Strong writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization including with senior management.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of financial systems such as SAP
  • Knowledge & experience of Quality Management systems like ISO-9001

How can Vale grow your career?

Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans and optional insurances)
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth
  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Online training and career development opportunities
  • Opportunities to advise and oversee the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions

Difference Makes All the Difference

At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Vale provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities in respect to its hiring process.

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Grade: F5T
Apply by: February 06, 2023

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