Company: Petroplan
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Senior Manager, Project Procurement

Petroplan have recently partnered with a Canadian base metals mining company with operations and projects internationally, primarily producing copper, zinc, gold and nickel.

This position will be located in Vancouver BC, Canada initally followed by Argentina or as designated by senior owners leadership team.

Lead Owner's project procurement function for managing the procurement function, engineering/ supply chain interface, and supply chain construction interface activities within the project.
In addition, perform owner's management team oversight of the EPCM contractor supply chain.
The Senior Manager will generally be responsible for projects in the 1 billion to multi billion dollar range. Provide management advice and guidance for all phases of the project including large complex tasks, associated programs and purchase order documentation ensuring a successful project conclusion through all phases while incorporating world class safety and quality oversight and at an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

Essential functions:
  • Responsible for managing the owner's procurement function's efforts as they relate to project safety, quality, cost, schedule and scope
  • Manage monitor and report on the work performance of the EPCM contractor for the project. Assist in implementing and maintaining cost and schedule controls for the project.
  • Support owner's team directors in all related activities in engineering, construction, controls etc.
  • Evaluate commercial portions of bid submittals, and oversee administration of orders with vendors for the provision of equipment, vendor engineering and technical support.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the project management taems an applicable processes, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations, local procurement requirements/

Job Scope:
Develop and lead a world class owner's Procurement team which will manage the associated efforts of EPCM and consultant organisations. Nature of work: Works on extremely complex issues, implements solutions through individual efforts but may delegate more routine tasks to others.
Level of interaction: Collaborates with senior Project executives and site leaders and interacts with external colleagues, Governmental Agencies and senior client management.
Autonomy/decision making: Works under limited supervision and has significant latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may affect a group or functional area within the project.
Budgetary responsibility: Contributes to budget preparation by supplying costs and recommendations. Implements and maintains necessary budgetary controls within the supply chain department.

Management scope: Managers and overseas a direct function staff of 8-10, oversees an EPCM supply chain staff of 50 plus.

  • Master's degree in a business or technical discipline from accredited curriculum, or in lieu of a degree having successfully completed senior leadership positions on large capital mining or similar projects
  • and ten years related experience and familiarity with processes, systems, project management, supply chain, and construction.

Skills, Certificates and/or training
  • Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing, controlling and/or eliminating hazards. Ability to build trust and credibility with employees/peers and established common goals and expectations.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of supply chain management.
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions.
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, including the ability to actively listen and to adapt behavior and communication style based upon the audience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing comment controlling and/or eliminating hazards.
  • Ability to build trust and credibility with employees or peers and establish common goals and expectations.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in senior level corporate management skills

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

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