Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: Materials Management
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
     


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
 

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.