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Procurement Advisor

TECHNICAL SUPPORT GROUP is currently recruiting for a CAPITAL PROCUREMENT ADVISOR for a Saskatchewan based opportunity to work in a mining environment.

Job Description:

  • Supporting and facilitating end users’ needs for sourcing goods and services, such as providing appropriate and timely input to planning of capital project needs; assisting in RFx processes including participating in the development of scopes of work and evaluation criteria, support the development of commercial compensation structure for the scopes of work support the evaluation of bids, negotiation preparation and execution, completing and implementing contracts including contract close-out activities.
  • Providing life cycle management of Project Contracts from creation, revision, and maintenance to closeout.
  • Prepare Contract Executive Summaries.
  • Proactively develop procurement strategies, provide expert advice, and earn buy-in from all stakeholders on current and future capital procurement needs while ensuring compliance to company policies, and procedures.
  • Execute contracting and commercial strategic planning in alignment with key business objectives and will support capital projects by working with site-based teams to add value to the capital portfolios and procurement objectives.
  • Develop and lead implementation of practical sourcing and stakeholder engagement strategies which consider Capital program demand forecasts, work scope requirements, opportunities, and risks, as well as supplier and industry dynamics and other business drivers.
  • Managing the day-to-day contract related requests such as supporting contractor on-boarding and kick-off requirements, change management activities, and claims management.
  • Executing procurement best practice for sourcing activities, ensuring these practices are in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Developing project or scope specific contracting and procurement strategies and contract execution plans in support of Project Management stage gate review processes.
  • Providing leadership, coaching and mentoring to procurement team members across all Procurement site locations
  • Leading initiatives for strategic alignment and procurement effectiveness with Category Management, other Procurement team members, and the business.

Job Requirements:

  • 7+ years relevant experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, project management, engineering, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Engineering, Law, or similar discipline would be an asset.
  • Certifications in disciplines such as Procurement (SCMP/CPSM) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with enterprise asset management systems (SAP / Oracle), spend management tools (Ariba) is an asset.
  • Proficiency in legal and commercial contract negotiations
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal customers and external suppliers with time sensitive demands.
  • Track record of success leading engagements or other problem-solving initiatives requiring coordination of cross- function team members with varied backgrounds and skills.
  • Experience in supply chain management including competitive sourcing, supplier negotiations & contract execution, supplier relationship & contract management, spend analytics, and supplier risk management will be considered a strong asset, but not required.
  • Motivated, high-energy and self-starter business mindset with the ability to adapt and perform in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite and the ability to quickly learn technology is an asset.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Strong commercial and business acumen.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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