Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Supply Chain Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: N/A
Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Our client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking a Contracts and Procurement Consultant for a 1-year contract in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. No LOA or travel allowance will be provided. Mon-Friday, 8 hours per day.


  • Manage the execution of the complete Category Management & Contracting Process (CMCP) including contract strategy, tactics and contract management activities for the assigned contract portfolio and collaborate with:
  • Pre-Award: Internal stakeholders in development and execution of procurement strategies driving towards value maximization.
  • Post-Award: Internal & external stakeholders in ensuring delivery of maximum value via each of the awarded contract/commercial deal.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop commercially competitive contracting & procurement strategies for assigned key spend categories which meets the business demand while taking into account potential implementation of global strategies at local/regional level
  • Conduct tenders, evaluate bids & drive negotiations with suppliers
  • Ensure delivery and effectively manage contracts while continuously drive value improvement targets o Identify, develop and implement supply chain improvement opportunities
  • Ensure Supply Chain Strategy supports Goal Zero Aspiration through implementation of robust Contractor Safety Management practices and alignment to our client's personal and process safety Goal Zero focus areas.
  • Implementation of Contractor HSSE practices in close liaison with Contract Managers/Holders and Owners.
  • Proactively identify and understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders and collaboratively propose competitive solutions. This may involve constructively challenging the business demand and/or procurement practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the organization.
  • Manage supplier relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement via relevant contract key metrics (Eg: HSSE, Operations, Cost). This would involve constructively challenging the suppliers in terms of the contract delivery and performance as well. Build and maintain strong network in the market, being fully aware of supplier developments and opportunities coming up in the market.
  • Builds effective working relationships with others and makes a constructive contribution within immediate team.

Key Experiences and Qualifications:

  • A degree level (Business/Engineering) and proven experience within contracting and procurement
  • Proven track record of execution excellence and delivering results
  • MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply), SCMP Qualification or equivalent would be preferred but not mandatory
  • Highly-tuned commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations and complex tender evaluation.
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues
  • Highly driven, ‘can do', inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner
  • Focused on tangible value outcomes for the enterprise, translates strategy to outcomes
  • Brings external market/supplier into the conversation
  • Has effective influencing skills and can flex his/her style to audience
  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset
  • Strong and proven interpersonal, influencing & stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to cope with complexity and uncertainty and proven adaptability
  • Driven, motivated and passionate to drive positive change

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting 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.