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Senior Category Advisor

Job title: Senior Category Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-111737
Contact Name: Kyleigh Semmens
Phone Number: +1 403 984 0912
Job Published: 5 days ago

Job Description

Our client, a Large Oil and Gas Company, is currently seeking a Senior Category Advisor to work a contract position based in Calgary. AB

  • Develop and execute enterprise wide category strategies by leading cross functional teams through Client’s 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 Client Supply Chain Management policy, Client Operational Integrity Management Systems the Governance and Enablement Group and all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Lead category or categories’ scorecard to measure performance and identify opportunities in accordance with Client Supply Chain Management policy, Client Operational Integrity Management Systems  and the Governance and Enablement Group
  • Develop, maintain and enhance Client 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
  • Provide mentoring and/or day-to-day direction to junior staff
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimal of 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 ~ $50 million
  • Direct experience in Software, Subscriptions, Hardware, Telecom and Professional Services environments.
  • A background in oil and gas industry
 

NICE TO HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional Supply Chain certification (CPP/CSCP/CPM/CPSM)
  • Deep and demonstrable experience/understanding of Client’s Operational Integrity Management System
 

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