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Supply Chain Manager

May 30 2021
Industries IT: Software
Categories Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Engineering, Transportation, Logistics, Supply chain, Purchasing, Procurement, Contracts, Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics
Boisbriand, QC

Looking for a management position? Kontron Canada is recruiting a Supply Chain Manager. You will have the chance to work in a world-renowned organization that manages large-scale projects, particularly in telecommunications (Data Center, Edge, 5G), industrial (HMI, box PC), transport (autonomous vehicles, liquid cooling), medical, avionics and defense.

To get a taste of the work environment at Kontron Canada, watch the following video in French:

In order to facilitate the reading of this text, we have used the masculine as a neutral gender to designate both women and men.


  • Manage a team of Supply Chain Specialists for the new product introduction (NPI);
  • Actively support Bid and Proposal process to establish product costs baselines during Customer RFQ cycle;
  • Create and maintain a status overview/control tool of all NPI projects in terms of timeline and cost;
  • Provide regular updates to the NPI Project Manager on assigned projects and on cost estimates (tools and components);
  • Drive process improvements to enhance purchasing efficiency, cost, and compliance;
  • Proactively reduce project cost and identify risks (both for development and after production release);
  • Analyze and communicate initial cost estimates for assigned projects (tooling and components);
  • Build and maintain supplier relationship, improve costs and quality and reduce risks;
  • Ensure suppliers provide best pricing and delivery schedules;
  • Complete NPI risk assessment for suppliers, new technology, sole-sourced parts, EOL (end of life) components, and others;
  • Identify and update Cost of Goods estimates, report on costs of developmental builds versus the targeted budget;
  • If new suppliers are needed, align with Engineering, Commodity Management and other stakeholders to locate quality suppliers who are capable of meeting project lead time and budget requirements;
  • Complete all necessary hand over activities required for production release;
  • Be well informed at all times of the fair market value and of the raw material availability;
  • Support a flexible work schedule in order to coordinate meetings and conference calls with global partners;
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects;
  • Travel on occasions.


  • Studies: College or Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Administration, Engineering or Operations Management;
  • Experience: Ideally more than 5 years in supply chain and in the electronics industry;
  • Knowledge: Microsoft Office, particularly advanced Excel skills, MRP/ERP; thorough knowledge of procurement, sourcing and supplier management;
  • Asset: Knowledge of SAP;
  • Profile: Strong ability to manage and work in a team, able to function under minimum supervision, reacts well to pressure, capable of managing multiple priorities in parallel, flexible and excellent communicator, leader; strong organizational skills, attention to details and problem solving skills; ability to work and interact with different departments throughout the organization;
  • Languages: French and English (verbal and written).


  • A competitive salary;
  • A generous vacation policy and a large number of personal days;
  • An advantageous collective insurance program, including telemedecine;
  • A collective RRSP program in which Kontron Canada contributes;
  • Good balance between work-family-personal life, including the possibility of teleworking;
  • Social and sports activities, including access to a volleyball and soccer field;
  •  Various training for your professional development;
  • A stimulating career path in various sectors of activity;
  • Dedicated days for individual and team innovation projects;
  • A modern facility with state of the art equipment;
  • And much more… network