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    We are seeking an experienced Contracts and Procurement Advisor for a well established client of ours in the Energy Sector. The Contracts Advisor will work closely with internal business units to understand the current state of ours clients goods & services supply and will be instrumental in developing multi-year supply strategy that is aligned to business goals.

    Advantages
    -Excellent compensation and benefits
    -Opportunities for career advancement
    -Hybrid work environment

    Responsibilities
    •long term, full lifecycle ownership of ongoing contract and supplier relationship management to ensure business goals are being achieved
    •The Contract Advisor has broad supply chain experience across the complete spend management lifecycle and also have deep subject matter expertise in specific areas of goods and services supply required . (example: Information Technology / Professional Services)
    •The Contract Advisor is capable of cross functional team leadership including collaboration, appropriate communication and ability to influence all levels of the organization including senior business leaders (Director level and higher)


    Strategic Assessment and Reporting"
    •Using multiple sources of financial data, existing business utilization, commercial contracts, systems transactions, current spend, proposed spend and business partner feedback develop an quantitative understanding of current goods and services spend
    •Develop an understanding of existing procurement channels, systems, variation of processes and transaction flows across the procurement lifecycle to measure effectiveness in meeting current and projected supply needs
    •Identification of potential opportunities to obtain supply cost synergies
    •Ongoing financial measurement and reporting on current state of supply, effectiveness of executed supply strategy, consolidated benefits (Cost savings, Cost Avoidance, Qualitative and Quantitative) and other corporate reporting as required

    Synthesis and Execution of supply strategy:
    •Using the strategic assessment of current supply state, business goals, risks, financial metrics, market factors and potential opportunity, develop innovative multi-year supply strategy in specific spend areas.
    •Develop detailed project plans addressing resources, timelines, approach across all strategy dimensions (supply strategy, sourcing strategy and contract strategy)
    •Influence senior business leaders to achieve engagement and alignment in the selection, execution, and ongoing governance of supply initiatives
    •Lead cross functional team activities in the execution of the supply strategy, and as applicable, sourcing activities (RFI, RFP, RFQ), contract negotiation, formation, final internal approvals, reporting and change management
    •Accountable for the Procurement operationalization of new supply arrangements including transactional system setup, transition to production and appropriate change management communications
    •Closeout of project, completion of all required reporting and storage of records

    Post-Execution management and monitoring:
    •Monitor delivered supply strategy and measure to achievement of strategy objectives
    •Provide contract management support (ensure contractual objectives are met)
    •Facilitate Supplier Performance Management (ensure operational objectives are met)
    •Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (identify improvement opportunities)
    •Ongoing communication with business group related to strategy effectiveness, identification of operational risk issues (safety, cost, quality) and issue resolution

    Procurement function Development and Continuous Improvement:
    •Contribute to the development of processes and procedures that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the

    Procurement function
    •Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of Procurement tools and systems
    •Provide knowledge sharing within the team to increase Procurement team capability
    •Contribute to the development and ongoing maintenance of the Procurement workplan
    •Contribute to Continuous Improvement initiatives both inside and outside the team
    •Operation of procurement systems including confirmation of appropriate Master Data, contract setup and processing of purchase order transactions

    Qualifications

    •Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Law or Engineering
    •Advanced business degree would be considered an asset
    •SCMP or equivalent procurement/supply chain management designation or certification would be considered an asset
    •10 years of progressive experience in a procurement organization with a focus on spend management in complex supply portfolios development and implementation of supply strategy; contract and supplier performance management for spend.
    •Within this role, 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience with specific spend categories may be sought.

    Specific areas may include:
    -Petroleum Equipment and Services (Infrastructure, Fleet, and 3rd Party Contractors)
    -Professional Services / Corporate / Heavy Industry
    -IT

    •Experience with a proven track record of influencing authority at all levels (including senior management) in the development and execution of spend management strategies
    •Experience with spend analytics tools and/or e-procurement
    •Experience in Ivalua would be considered an asset
    •Experience in the application of Continuous Improvement principles would be considered an asset
    •Positive, “can-do” attitude and customer focused approach that will enable you to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy and passion
    •Fluency in English is required; French or Spanish would be considered an asset

    Summary
    If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca

    Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
    We are seeking an experienced Contracts and Procurement Advisor for a well established client of ours in the Energy Sector. The Contracts Advisor will work closely with internal business units to understand the current state of ours clients goods & services supply and will be instrumental in developing multi-year supply strategy that is aligned to business goals.

    Advantages
    -Excellent compensation and benefits
    -Opportunities for career advancement
    -Hybrid work environment

    Responsibilities
    •long term, full lifecycle ownership of ongoing contract and supplier relationship management to ensure business goals are being achieved
    •The Contract Advisor has broad supply chain experience across the complete spend management lifecycle and also have deep subject matter expertise in specific areas of goods and services supply required . (example: Information Technology / Professional Services)
    •The Contract Advisor is capable of cross functional team leadership including collaboration, appropriate communication and ability to influence all levels of the organization including senior business leaders (Director level and higher)


    Strategic Assessment and Reporting"
    •Using multiple sources of financial data, existing business utilization, commercial contracts, systems transactions, current spend, proposed spend and business partner feedback develop an quantitative understanding of current goods and services spend
    •Develop an understanding of existing procurement channels, systems, variation of processes and transaction flows across the procurement lifecycle to measure effectiveness in meeting current and projected supply needs
    •Identification of potential opportunities to obtain supply cost synergies
    •Ongoing financial measurement and reporting on current state of supply, effectiveness of executed supply strategy, consolidated benefits (Cost savings, Cost Avoidance, Qualitative and Quantitative) and other corporate reporting as required

    Synthesis and Execution of supply strategy:
    •Using the strategic assessment of current supply state, business goals, risks, financial metrics, market factors and potential opportunity, develop innovative multi-year supply strategy in specific spend areas.
    •Develop detailed project plans addressing resources, timelines, approach across all strategy dimensions (supply strategy, sourcing strategy and contract strategy)
    •Influence senior business leaders to achieve engagement and alignment in the selection, execution, and ongoing governance of supply initiatives
    •Lead cross functional team activities in the execution of the supply strategy, and as applicable, sourcing activities (RFI, RFP, RFQ), contract negotiation, formation, final internal approvals, reporting and change management
    •Accountable for the Procurement operationalization of new supply arrangements including transactional system setup, transition to production and appropriate change management communications
    •Closeout of project, completion of all required reporting and storage of records

    Post-Execution management and monitoring:
    •Monitor delivered supply strategy and measure to achievement of strategy objectives
    •Provide contract management support (ensure contractual objectives are met)
    •Facilitate Supplier Performance Management (ensure operational objectives are met)
    •Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (identify improvement opportunities)
    •Ongoing communication with business group related to strategy effectiveness, identification of operational risk issues (safety, cost, quality) and issue resolution

    Procurement function Development and Continuous Improvement:
    •Contribute to the development of processes and procedures that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the

    Procurement function
    •Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of Procurement tools and systems
    •Provide knowledge sharing within the team to increase Procurement team capability
    •Contribute to the development and ongoing maintenance of the Procurement workplan
    •Contribute to Continuous Improvement initiatives both inside and outside the team
    •Operation of procurement systems including confirmation of appropriate Master Data, contract setup and processing of purchase order transactions

    Qualifications

    •Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Law or Engineering
    •Advanced business degree would be considered an asset
    •SCMP or equivalent procurement/supply chain management designation or certification would be considered an asset
    •10 years of progressive experience in a procurement organization with a focus on spend management in complex supply portfolios development and implementation of supply strategy; contract and supplier performance management for spend.
    •Within this role, 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience with specific spend categories may be sought.

    Specific areas may include:
    -Petroleum Equipment and Services (Infrastructure, Fleet, and 3rd Party Contractors)
    -Professional Services / Corporate / Heavy Industry
    -IT

    •Experience with a proven track record of influencing authority at all levels (including senior management) in the development and execution of spend management strategies
    •Experience with spend analytics tools and/or e-procurement
    •Experience in Ivalua would be considered an asset
    •Experience in the application of Continuous Improvement principles would be considered an asset
    •Positive, “can-do” attitude and customer focused approach that will enable you to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy and passion
    •Fluency in English is required; French or Spanish would be considered an asset

    Summary
    If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca

    Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.