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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems

Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
About Coolit Systems Inc.

Founded in Calgary, Alberta in 2001, CoolIT Systems is the leading Direct Liquid Cooling technology provider for data centers, supercomputers, and desktop computers. We design and manufacture solutions used by the largest tech companies globally.

Recognized as one of “The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023” by Financial Times and honored with the Deloitte Fast 50 Clean Technology award in 2022, as well as the Deloitte Fast 500 distinction in both 2021 and 2022, CoolIT's rapid growth is capturing global attention.

As demand for generative AI, high performance computing and cloud solutions rapidly expands, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.



The Strategic Sourcing Specialist focuses on providing a consistent supply of world-class components to CoolIT. The role requires excellent attention to detail, understanding of the strategic sourcing process and sound analytics skills. Interpersonal and problem-solving skills commonly used to gather information from different departments to conduct the work required.


  • Strategic sourcing of material (e.g., parts, components, assemblies) through thorough research, data analysis and working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Action approved sourcing strategies reflecting the needs of the business with alignment to SCM QMS documentation and regulatory framework.
  • Lead supplier negotiations creating and/or renewing supply agreements that deliver value.
  • Active participant in the Supplier Performance Management process including supplier scorecards, cost of poor performance, cost recovery activities.
  • Develop and execute projects to enhance supply chain operations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • Understanding and alignment to respective category’s defined strategy (Category Management)
  • Create and manage POs for area of responsibility (i.e., assigned suppliers, categories, subcategories, geographical regions).

Who You Are

Basic Qualifications:

  • Post secondary in Supply Chain Management, Business, and/or Engineering.
  • 4-6 years of experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, category management, supply chain management.
  • Aptitude in understanding technical drawings and specifications.
  • Working experience with a diverse supplier base; apply strategies for supplier integration in defined area of responsibility.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience working within an engineering, prototype build, NPI and manufacturing environment.
  • Language: Spanish, Mandarin


  • Ability to remain current with new technology, new business models, supplier base manufacturing capabilities, general market intelligence.
  • Critical thinking and quantitative analysis.
  • Negotiation skills and organizational abilities.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to extract essential information and summarize opportunities (develop actionable insights) from complex, high volume, fluid data.
  • People skills and ability to build and improve trusting relationships.
  • Ability to work in a fast environment and rapidly adapt to evolving priorities.


We strive to be an employer of choice and as such we believe in rewarding our employees with career and development opportunities that will maintain and strengthen our culture while aligning to our vision and values.


We are a company that is full of vibrant, innovative people who love what we do. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Vacation and flex days, and paid company-wide shutdown during the holiday season.
  • Comprehensive benefits including Dental, Drugs, Optical, Paramedical and Health Spending. These costs are covered by CoolIT and are enacted from your first day.
  • Dress for your day – in a casual yet professional environment.
  • Retention rewards like “The Big Coffee Break” that reward tenure with additional vacation time and a monetary bonus.
  • Employee ownership program.

We thank every candidate in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo background checks including criminal records check and education.