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Specialist, Sourcing - Procurement

  • IMAX Corporation
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 12/03/2024
Full time Engineering

Job Description

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience. With over 50 years of history as a global innovator in entertainment technology, our employees and their careers have constantly gone beyond the ordinary at IMAX. We combine proprietary technology with industry-leading knowledge and relationships with top studios and filmmakers to create theatrical experiences that take audiences beyond the edge of their seats to a world they never imagined. IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies and continues to push the boundaries of entertainment experiences beyond blockbusters and into exciting new directions. 

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together. Get inspired, get involved, and ignite your future with IMAX!

Job Description:

IMAX is looking for an impactful Sourcing Specialist to join our growing team. 

If you thrive in a production environment, are adept at interfacing cross-functionally, and want to take part in manufacturing the most advanced projection systems in the world, this would be an excellent opportunity for you! 

You’ll be joining a group that works with sophisticated, aerospace-class systems with electromechanical products that utilize lasers and advanced optics. We provide and service 1700+ theatre in over 80 countries and counting. You’ll develop and implement detailed commodity strategies to support IMAX product cost and manufacturing objectives, sourcing all required technologies and supplier partners while negotiating business agreements to provide IMAX with long term cost stability, supply continuity and best overall supplier value. Join us and be part of a team that is revolutionizing the cinema experience! 

What You'll Do:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain commodity supply chain strategies to achieve IMAX cost and business objectives 

  • Source, evaluate and qualify world class suppliers to fulfill IMAX’s material requirements 

  • Develop and negotiate supplier agreements including, but not limited to, letter agreements, development agreements and master supply agreements 

  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with all supplier partners 

  • Work closely with engineering and R&D to identify potential new technology requirements 

  • Support all new product development activities 

  • Provide leadership and support internally to Procurement Specialists 

  • Develop a deep understanding of the supply base and its technologies 

  • Develop and implement cost reduction strategies to achieve IMAX cost of good targets 

  • Work closely with the supplier quality team to ensure all supplier meet IMAX quality expectations 

  • Create Purchase Orders to support manufacturing schedules, MRP demand and manual Purchase Requisitions 

  • Create and monitor supplier KPI’s to ensure Supplier Performance (Cost, Delivery, Quality) 

  • Ensure ERP system information is accurate (e.g., lead-times & delivery) 

What You’ll Need: 

  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline (materials management, supply chain management or business) or equivalent work experience 

  • Industry certifications considered an asset (CSCMP, CPIM, CSCP, CCLP, etc.) 

  • 2+ years of progressive supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environment 

  • Experience developing supply chain strategies (including supplier sourcing) and negotiating supplier agreements 

  • MRP/ERP experience (SAP, Oracle, etc.) 

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

Nice to Have:

  • Keep abreast of current and emerging technologies as well as their business implications.

  • Excellent negotiation skills 

  • A strong team-player with experience working in cross-functional teams 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills 

  • Committed to continuous improvement within the supply chain 

  • The ability to multitask and identify true priority of those tasks 

At IMAX, you will be part of a culture built on respect – we are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse atmosphere across our organization.

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.