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Associate, Vendor Management

Richmond Hill / Hybrid, Ontario
At Mazda, we love sharing the beautiful machines we craft with the world. But even more, we love building relationships with the people who help make it all possible.  It’s why we have created the Clubhouse of Driving Passion. We are a team of passionate car fanatics with an incurable love affair with the road. We continually strive to challenge the status quo and make it our mission to put people, quality, and experiences before transactions. Ground-breaking technologies and our latest 7th generation products are just the tip of the iceberg. If you possess an unwavering commitment to delivering service excellence and a strong desire to shatter industry stereotypes, Mazda Canada is looking for you.

The Coordinator, Vendor Management located in the Richmond Hill office will be on a hybrid work arrangement. Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) Parts Operations requires a strong individual who can communicate effectively across the corporate environment with a focus on evolving partnerships and the related supplier relationships.

Reporting to the National Manager, Parts Operations, the Coordinator, Vendor Management role will design and develop a national vendor management program with the authority to make supplier recommendations, reviews, process improvements, contract administration and a variety of developmental duties, all dealer and supplier facing with the support of the Parts Operations teams.

Essential Duties include (but are not limited to):
  • Manage and develop all vendor communications and correspondence while supporting related dealer facing communications
  • Communicate effectively, build relationships and partner with the global supply chain vendors to ensure the highest inventory effectiveness for the Canadian Marketplace
  • Partner and effectively communicate with internal business units to develop, negotiate and administer the national supplier contracts
  • Lead and facilitate monthly vendor/supplier reviews by creating a national supplier review process
  • Create and develop a continuous feedback process for vendor communications
  • Plan, develop and create an online interactive vendor portal through partnering and effectively communicating with internal business units
  • Utilize database management to accurately develop and align the current vendor processes to meet MCI business operating needs
  • Lead, develop, management of a critical supplier list and the related alternate source plans
  • Lead, develop, manage ongoing Market Intelligence platform with a continuous feedback loop to the Parts Operations teams
Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required):
  • Post-Secondary Education in Business, Supply Chain Management or related experience
  • Minimum of 3+ experience in related field
  • Ability to effectively communicate business challenges and solutions with our operating network 
  • General knowledge of global supply chain operations is required
  • Basic understanding of inventory management principles is required
  • Basic understanding purchasing fundamentals is required
  • Market research abilities is required
  • Understanding of pricing fundamentals is required
  • Basic understanding Supplier Relationship Management is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of Project Management principles is an asset

Mazda Canada Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and upon request by the applicant, accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

Mazda Canada Inc. is an Employer Partner of the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Mazda Canada Inc. is a proud recipient of the Top 100 Greater Toronto Employers for seven years consecutively. 
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