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Supply Chain Lead



Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Company Description

Vention helps some of the most innovative manufacturing companies automate their production floor in just a few days. Vention's online-first manufacturing automation platform (MAP) enables its clients to design, automate, order, and deploy manufacturing equipment directly from their web browser.

Vention is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Berlin and Boston, and is used in over 3,000 factories on 5 continents. As one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and Great Place to Work, we are a performance driven culture that cares deeply about happiness. We like ambitious goals, facts & data, and constructive debates. But at the same time, we know that we can’t repeatedly push ourselves if we are not surrounded by an uplifting and caring work environment. Those two sides of our culture, feed each other and are safeguarded with the same level of attention. Our values & principles include:

  • We make our clients successful - we do what’s right for our customers, even when it makes our roles more challenging.
  • We execute and deliver - we set ambitious goals for ourselves and are energized about meeting them.
  • We debate, then commit - we challenge our own perspectives and ideas in pursuit of the best solutions.
  • We innovate to inspire - we value innovation in products, user experiences, and business practices.
  • We collaborate to achieve more - we work as one team to achieve more than we would on our own.
  • We empower our people to reach their full potential - we hold ourselves to high standards but know when to celebrate progress & achievements

Job Description

As part of Vention's Procurement team, reporting to the VP of procurement and strategic
sourcing, you will be part of a team of 5 supply chain experts, operating a global procurement network made of hundreds of suppliers and 2,000+ SKUs. You will be responsible of executing tactical, strategic and development activities to promote a competitive advantage for Vention and support customer driven needs.

● Responsible for the execution of the overall purchasing process from preparation and
execution of tenders to order fulfillment including screening of purchasing requisitions and
issuance of purchase orders.
● Develop, issue and analyze comprehensive RFx
● Manage PO’s and suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and quality compliance.
● Ensure effective engagement, collaboration and cooperation with internal clients and
● Identify and evaluate areas of opportunity for cost reduction
● Perform Total Cost of Ownership evaluations and supply-market research.
● Engage with key partners to establish deep supplier relationships.
● Understand competitive landscape and market trends to identify business opportunities.
● Lead vendor, contract and parts negotiations
● Execute sourcing strategies and procurement plans to support Vention’s corporate and
internal client’s strategies and objectives.
● Work collaboratively with internal clients, functional SME’s and suppliers to define
requirements, timing and scope


  • You have a business degree in electrical, mechanical or industrial Studies;
  • You bring 5+ years’ experience in a senior global procurement position;
  • You have excellent communication skills and ability to work in interdisciplinary team;
  • You have firm understanding of procurement process and corporate governance
  • principles;
  • You have Excellent organizational skills and pay close attention to details. Your work is always up to date.
  • You have a strong ability to build and maintain relationships, internally and externally.
  • You have a passion for negotiations. Ability to develop fact-based recommendations to internal stakeholders.
  • You showed the ability to work in a fast-paced (next day deliveries) and high volume (parcel shipments) with energy and enthusiasm;
  • Business savvy with excellent problem-solving techniques and methods to understand cost breakdowns and associated cost drivers of manufacturing processes.
  • You have an interest in engineering topics and are curious to learn more.
  • Previous Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset
  • APICS or SCMP certification is an asset

Additional Information

How We Take Care of You

  • Flexible paid time off and remote work policies
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks so that you are fueled and ready for your day
  • Global comprehensive health plans so you feel your best
  • Career growth opportunities. Your future matters.
  • Fun-filled social events curated based on diverse interests for our team to celebrate together. From sponsored sports teams to trivia nights
  • Time off to volunteer and give back to your community.

What to Expect in Your Interview

  • Initial Call
  • Meet the Team
  • Challenge
  • Decision & Offer

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Our culture is an uplifting environment for high achievers. The fast-paced, high-performance environment will give you the opportunity to build products, processes and strategies that will have a lasting impact.

When you join Vention, you join a team of professionals with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Together, we strive to nurture a supportive and inclusive work environment for all. We push each other to achieve extraordinary results and forge long term relationships as a result of the intensity and passion.

We’re passionate about helping you do your best work. Claim your seat and find out what you can do!

If you're unsure if your experience perfectly matches our job posting, we encourage you to apply anyway! We are happy to chat and get to know you better while you can understand the role as well.