Contracts Specialist in Calgary, Calgary (Div. 6), Canada

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 29013

Why you should join us:

Are you an experienced commercial professional with a background in supply chain and experience managing vendors and suppliers? Do you focus on high value, high complexity, high risk, and/or strategic initiatives? If so, we have a great opportunity that will fit with your background. Working with the Maintenance and Support Services Supply Chain Management teams, you will lead and coordinate the development and implementation of subcategory and sourcing strategies and initiatives, develop and negotiate contracts, handle contracts through their lifecycle, and manage and grow supplier relationships.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Lead category profile and strategy development of all risk/complexity levels, and actively participate in meetings to collate demand, evaluate business requirements and identify optimization opportunities
  • Develop the go-to market strategy, bid evaluation and selection criteria for all levels of complexity, integrating market intelligence from historical supplier performance and contract compliance information
  • Lead the evaluation of and develop recommendations for the commercial structures of high risk/high complexity contracts
  • Develop the negotiation strategy, lead negotiations and develop RFP packages
  • Run the effective implementation and roll out of negotiated contract terms and conditions to respective peers and business unit (end users)
  • Lead the change management process for contracts, and assist more junior professionals in conducting this process; lead contract close-out process and ensure supplier performance feedback is gathered for future reference and manage performance issues
  • Ensure that commercial and business requirements are met and performance issues are addressed in a timely fashion, at the senior leadership level
  • Facilitate supplier performance management meetings with both internal and external stakeholders up to the GM/VP level.

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Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 12 years of directly-related professional experience and/or a combination of commercial and technical work experience
  • A Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or IT
  • Experience in category management, strategic sourcing, and/or contracts management with demonstrated capability in strategy development, contract drafting and negotiation, and supplier relationship and performance management
  • Experience in successfully leading large cross-functional or multi-disciplinary teams to develop and execute projects, initiatives, strategies, or other large opportunities and drive superior results and value creation
  • Solid business insight and commercial skills and an in depth understanding of services and commodity market position, with a continuous improvement mindset and the capability to get results
  • A deep understanding of contracting and commercial concepts and processes, along with strong negotiation skills and the dexterity to lead complex commercial negotiations
  • The ability to build trust and respectful relationships with suppliers while collaborating on opportunities and managing performance
  • Extraordinary communication skills, both verbal and written, and you can easily adapt to different audiences and present commercial concepts clearly and concisely
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • An MBA and other recognized professional designations and training (SCMP, PMP, P.Eng., Lean, Six-Sigma, etc.); experience working with a large scale consulting firm
  • Operations background, particularly in oil and gas

Where youll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 6th Ave S.W.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • Travel may be required to Suncor site locations within Canada and the U.S. and supplier locations (domestic or international)

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else do it safely, or dont do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

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