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Procurement SME (Subject Matter Expert)

by Trojan Technologies

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 07, 2020
Trojan Technologies

Job Description

Procurement SME (Subject Matter Expert)

At Trojan Technologies (, our mission is to enable customers to meet their water quality objectives by providing eco-efficient solutions that reduce and recover costs, energy, resources and space.  We ensure greater water confidence and environmental stewardship for people, industries and municipalities, improving the lives of over one billion people globally.  Trojan Technologies encompasses five brands: Aquafine, Trojan Marinex, TrojanUV, Salsnes Filter and VIQUA. The products and services provided by these businesses play vital roles in making various stages of the water treatment process more effective, efficient and sustainable. 


About the opportunity


Working within the procurement team and reporting to the Purchasing Team Leader, the SME is responsible for evaluating the “best in class” processes in the area of procurement and implement related improvements to increase the efficiency of the overall procurement process.  This is a unique role and 70% of time will focus on the ERP system implementation of Infor LN and 30% special project work throughout the purchasing department.   The SME will use their expertise in full cycle procurement processes and continuous improvement methodologies to liaison with the information systems team to lead all new integrations, improvements and training.  What a great opportunity to step outside of the day-to-day operations of purchasing and have influence on the business and processes!


We take safety seriously and have protective measures in place. As part of our essential procurement team, this role will work onsite in our London, ON office and not remotely.



  • Explaining the purpose of a process 

  • Reviewing, approving and communicating process changes and/or improvements

  • Ensuring process is documented, validated and sustainable

  • Understand the impacts, considerations and relationships between processes and negotiate process conflicts with respective process owners

  • Work with the project team to implement the process in the LN system

  • Perform testing, gap analysis, simulations and validation of the process in the LN system

  • Ensure work instructions are complete where applicable

  • Communicate with process stakeholders for validation, approvals and change management

  • Support cross functional sourcing projects

  • Analyzes requisition requirements, evaluated bids and awards contracts to the best qualified suppliers

  • Participate in and support negotiation of purchases and supplier agreements

  • Identify and implement cost savings and process improvement opportunities through ongoing review of spend categories

  • Develop new ways to optimize improve and solve problems in the supply chain as they arise


Are you qualified?

  • Minimum of 5 years procurement experience.  We are seeking buying experience that is strategic in nature.  How have you improved results or influenced a process?

  • Demonstrated ability with formal ERP systems (SAP, LN, BaaN, MIS)

  • Knowledge of lean tools related to procurement.  We utilize our proven “Danaher Business Systems” or DBS that includes lean/continuous improvement actions like Kaizens, 5S, etc.  What have you used?

  • Familiarity with e-procurement / e-sourcing applications

  • Experience working with product lifecycle management, document control and enterprise quality management systems

  • Post-secondary education in related field and/or SCMP or CPP certification is a plus


Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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