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Crestline Coach Ltd.

Strategic Sourcing Manager



Company Information

Crestline is a worldwide innovative leader in Ambulance Manufacturing and Specialty Vehicles and Canada’s largest supplier of small to mid-sized Commercial Buses.  With safety, quality, innovation and durability always at the forefront of our business, Crestline exceeds and inspires today’s industry standards.  Forty years in the making, Crestline’s growth has accelerated from three Saskatchewan founders to 185 diverse employees from 11 countries. Critical to success is our world-class manufacturing, sales and after sale service organization which makes every effort to provide unparalleled service and knowledge to our unique and diverse clientele.

Job Description


Crestline Coach Ltd. is seeking a professional, organized, self-motivated individual to add to our Supply Chain Management team.


The primary objective of this role is the development and execution of a Supply Chain Strategic approach that optimizes supply chain cost while maintaining high standards of material quality and delivery performance that are in line with the organization’s production and support objectives.


Key activities of this role include:


Analysis, Sourcing and Negotiations

  • Conduct analysis of company’s current supply-chain related spending and of the market
  • Negotiate with suppliers for products and services to ensure that the resulting purchase order/contract/agreement contain terms and conditions that minimize the company’s working capital, cash flow, cost, schedule and performance risk with a focus on total cost of ownership


  • Maintain communication with suppliers to track and ensure performance with a focus on critical or deficient parts

  • Develop and manage performance measures (Scorecards) for suppliers

  • Lead efforts to implement the process (cross functional) for sourcing new/alternative materials and services

Logistics and Transportation

  • Negotiate and manage logistics and transportation suppliers, including customers and brokerage

  • Develop and monitor logistic processes and metrics


  • Establish and maintain regular written and verbal communication regarding materials, consumables and supplies used in production

  • Collect, analyze, report, display data and information for agreed to metrics


The successful candidates will have:


  • Supply Chain education, Certification with SCMP, or other post- secondary in purchasing management principles 
  • 8+ years purchasing experience, including department/supplier management, inventory management
  • Knowledge of Canada Customs
  • Experience working with SAP business applications
  • Experience implementing Lean Principles is an asset
  • Values that align with Crestline culture: Integrity, Trust, Excellence and Innovation
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to handle customer complaints in a professional and effective manner


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Contact Information

Crestline Coach Ltd.
Posting Date: 10-Aug-2017Logistics - Supply Chain Management Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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