Category/Supply Chain Advisor

Calgary - Alberta - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Category Advisor – Rentals and Waste Management, for our client, a leading Oil and Gas company in Calgary. This position this position will develop and execute innovative, strategic sourcing strategies and contracts across the client’s organization, primarily in support of the E&PS and Corporate Responsibility business units - with a specific focus on equipment rental and waste management services. The position is a 1 year contract.

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Marieke Bravo, Account manager

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About this role


Working closely with the Business Units, suppliers and other stakeholders, will be responsible for utilizing expertise in multiple areas Category Segmentation, Demand Planning and Forecasting, and Market Analysis.

  • Lead the spend analysis and segmentation of categories based on spend and long term demand including any significant organization or market changes to jointly identify opportunities gaining business and management commitment through the development of business cases.
  • Ensure category management processes are implemented and maintained from conception to close-out, in accordance with Supply Chain Management policy, Operational Integrity Management Systems (HOIMS), the Governance and Enablement Group and all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Lead category or categories’ scorecard to measure performance and identify opportunities in accordance with Supply Chain Management policy, Operational Integrity Management Systems (HOIMS) and the Governance and Enablement Group.
  • Develop, maintain and enhance approach to the supply market analyzing current and future market activities, trends and identifying sourcing opportunities within the category with support from the Category Business Analysts.
  • Manage the development and approval of sourcing strategies, taking into consideration both strategic and tactical levers through the application of appropriate sourcing tools and optimizing supplier relationships within the categories.
  • Manage overall sourcing process including RFX development and completion through the use of available technologies. Where appropriate utilize alternative sourcing methods, for example, reverse auctions.
  • Lead the development and negotiation of contracts, focusing of realizing the performance expectations of the strategy while managing appropriate risk allocation, acceptable terms and conditions and correct schedule utilization Manage the evaluation of RFX responses against a set of pre-defined criteria, including management of cross-functional stakeholder groups preparing recommendations for award of contract. Apply total cost of ownership (TCO) methodology/methodologies.
  • Manage business stakeholder relationships across the organization in order to achieve buy-in and support for establishing KPI targets, objectives and strategies.
  • Identify overall value opportunities within the category strategy including operational, structural, process and technology changes to realize benefits working with business stakeholders to initiate additional projects to realize these benefits.
  • Manage overall transition from current strategy to the new strategy working with Category Specialists and stakeholders to manage risks and change over plans minimizing business impact.
  • Ensure all SCM process, contracting documentation and master data changes are coordinated within the function, collaborating closely with all functions within Supply Chain Management.
  • Leverage industry expertise by representing on industry groups, both nationally and internationally.
  • Provide mentoring and/or day-to-day direction to junior staff.

About you

  • Undergrad degree in a Technical or Business discipline
  • A minimal of 2 years of Procurement Management, Supplier Relationship & Performance Management and/or Contract Management experience
  • Commercial experience with projects and/or categories valued at $50+ million
  • A background in oil and gas industry Experience with virtual learning environments would be an asset (e.g. Adobe Connect)
  • Professional Supply Chain certification (CPP/CSCP/CPM/CPSM)
  • Deep and demonstrable experience/understanding of Operational Integrity Management Systems
  • Direct experience in exploration, drilling, and completions – more specifically rental equipment and waste management services
  • Segmentation and Team Selection
  • Supply Market Analysis
  • Sourcing Options Selection
  • Tendering and Market Test
  • Negotiation and Contract Award
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Reporting of SCM Information
  • Operating Model and Ownership of Interfaces

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB218272
  • Location: Calgary
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Monday, August 5, 2019
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Feel free to contact


Marieke Bravo

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

+1 403 539 5009

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