Senior Category Advisor

Calgary - Alberta - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Senior Category Advisor for our client, a large public energy company, to develop and execute innovative and strategic sourcing strategies and contracts across the organization, primarily for the Hardware and Telecom portfolio. This is a 6-month contract with long-term potential.

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Vanessa Cicchino, Account manager

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About this role

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute enterprise wide category strategies by leading cross functional teams through the category management process based on an agreed-upon category wave plan and other business strategies approved by management that may or may not be part of the wave plan.
  • Establish category delivery plans, cross functional teams with clear roles and responsibilities and robust stakeholder management strategies.
  • 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 the Supply Chain Management policy, the 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
  • Develop, maintain and enhance the 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 on 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 Advisors 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 the organization on industry groups, both nationally and internationally.
  • Provide mentoring and/or day-to-day direction to junior staff.

About you

Requirements

  • 7+ years of Procurement Management, Supplier Relationship & Performance Management and/or Contract Management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management
  • Commercial experience with projects/categories above $50 million
  • Direct experience in Software, Subscriptions, Hardware, Telecom and Professional Services environments.
  • A background in oil and gas industry
  • Professional Supply Chain certification (CPP/CSCP/CPM/CPSM) preferred
  • Deep and demonstrable experience/understanding of the Operational Integrity Management System, in particular HOIMS Element 13 (preferred)

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.

Summary

  • Vacancy number: PUB223272
  • Location: Calgary
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Vanessa Cicchino

Account manager Brunel Canada Toronto

+1 416 244 2402

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