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Process Improvement Specialist

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA, T6B 2X4

Company: Sonepar

We like to say that we find solutions for the everyday stuff. We’re problem solvers. We’re an engaged team that works together, and for those that work here they say we’re also like family.
Vallen is a leading provider of indirect industrial supplies – all those materials that are not part of the products our customers manufacture, and our goal is to make our customers operations run smoothly so they can focus on the core of their business.
Vallen is a member of Vallen North America and is one of Canada’s leading industrial distribution companies headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.


As a Process Improvement Specialist, you will work closely with department heads and end users to gain insights, in order to create technical solutions that simplify and automate our work processes.  Use of the Microsoft suite of tools including (but not limited to) Power BI, Power Apps, Power Flow and Power Automate is critical to the success of this role.  This position is expected to play a key role in developing and deploying automation across the business.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and deploy interactive solutions using Microsoft Power Suite of tools to simplify, automate and transform our work processes
  • Use multiple connectors with PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Power Automate
  • Develop visual reports, dashboards and KPI scorecards using Power BI desktop
  • Connect to multiple data sources (ERP, Onedrive, Excel etc.), import data and transform data for Business Intelligence
  • Evaluate, improve or maintain existing Power Suite solutions
  • Coordinate with internal process subject-matter-experts, business stakeholders and other project teams to assess current processes and identify and prioritize automation or other opportunities.
  • Define/Initiate/ Support/Analyze regular governance to ensure progress toward key objectives
  • Translate business needs to technical specifications
  • Maintain active project communication with all stakeholders
  • Critical thinker that keeps up with the latest technology, willing to challenge status quo, find new solutions, and drive out-of-the-box ideas
  • Read, understand, and follow Vallen’s health, safety, and environment policies and all applicable OH&S legislation/regulations
  • Actively participate in Vallen’s health and safety management system, including training, audits, assessments, safety meetings, and inspections
  • Identify, control, and report workplace hazards including following WHMIS/TDG requirements and reporting near misses
  • Report workplace injuries immediately and participate in any return-to-work programs or requirements
  • Be fit for duty and physically capable of performing all required tasks
  • Other duties as required.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Technical Diploma or University degree desirable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft 365 certifications preferred
  • Any certification in any programming language or app development will be considered
  • 2+ years experience in Power Apps Development and Power Platform tools AND/OR programming experience or applications development / coding (e.g. Python)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft 365 products, including Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Power BI, Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business - listen to end users across the business and apply technology to create automation solutions


What’s it like working at Vallen? Upon joining our team, you will become part of a supportive, family-oriented culture where you will be led by a president who fully believes in having an open-door policy. Your suggestions will be heard, and your hard work will be rewarded.

Vallen is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing diversity in our workforce. We welcome applications from qualified persons in underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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