Senior Supply Chain Management Specialist

Reporting to the Director of Procurement the role of the Senior Supply Chain Management Specialist is to plan, execute, and finalise procurement strategies and tactics to ensure business requirements are fulfilled and value is optimised across the company. This includes acquiring resources and facilitating communication between the company and its providers in order to deliver products and services. This role is also responsible for initiating, updating, interpretating and implementing procurement policies, procedures and systems to ensure efficient provision of procurement services in the organisation. This position is based in Calgary.


1. Responsible for the overall development and implementation of sourcing strategies and supply market intelligence for their area of responsibility, including:
a. Developing, advocating, and implementing sourcing and negotiation strategies for key spend areas that are aligned with organisational objectives and goals;
b. Collaborating with senior functional leaders to establish both short and long-term procurement activities/ objectives;
c. Identifying, developing, and managing strategic business relationships to enable implementation of the corporate growth strategy, revenue achievement, and development initiatives;
d. Managing governance and control programs to ensure business continuity, protection of company assets, and compliance with corporate and regulatory policies;
e. Planning and executing communications strategies to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to internal customers and stakeholders and externally the supply market;
f. Implementing strategies for Demand Management within the overall Supplier Performance Measurement & Management framework;
g. Providing procurement coaching and guidance to enhance delivery through broadening and deepening technical understanding of procurement practices throughout the company;
h. Handling complex and diverse customer, supplier or operational issues where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercising judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions;
i. Leading, coordinating, and facilitating global, cross-functional commodity teams to achieve Category Management plan objectives;
j. Partnering with Legal to prepare contract templates;
k. Leading the bid evaluation process.

2. Determine and implement supplier performance (measurement and management) and cost reduction programs, includes but is not limited to:
a. Evaluating supplier capabilities and establishing sources as dictated by business requirements.
b. Ensuring delivery of effective Contractor Performance Management.
c. Enhancing and managing functional supplier relationships with assigned key/strategic contractors and suppliers to optimise financial and operational performance.
d. Facilitating development and implementing metrics, tools, processes and systems to optimise sourcing, supplier activities, and efficiencies; working collaboratively with team members to prioritise and drive implementation.
e. Understanding contractor marketplace opportunities and threats and managing them within the context of the business needs.
f. Continually challenging functional leadership around demand for goods and services and seek opportunities to reduce, rationalize, simplify and aggregate as a way of reducing total cost.


• Degree in business or technical/science discipline; Certification within Professional Supply Chain organization (i.e. CPP/C.P.M. or equivalent) would be considered an asset.
• 12 years direct experience in Supply Chain Management of which 8 years must have been directly engaged in strategic procurement activities related to oil and gas.
• Skills in all procurement processes including strategic commodity management, supplier selection, e-procurement systems, process and procedure development and acquisition integration.
• Intermediate to Expert Contracting Skills;
• Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills; including writing, awarding, and administering professionally complex contracts.
• Computer literate in MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
• International experience or exposure to a multi-cultural business environment
• Demonstrated ability to develop, prepare, negotiate and execute a contract strategy
• Ability to prepare complex contract documents and to finalise terms/resolve claims through negotiation.
• Understands internal and external drivers and can clearly develop a business case.
• Overcomes obstacles and adapts approach to achieve desired results.
• A team player in a multi-cultural environment and will interact at all levels within the corporate Dover Opco organisation;
• Demonstrated continuous efforts to improve project performances, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work co-operatively and jointly to provide quality seamless Client service.

Interested parties should fill out Brion’s job application form. Please attach your resume along with a covering letter (in the same document) highlighting your directly related previous experience and accomplishments.