One of North America's largest Utility providers is looking to grow its team with the addition of a Specialist Supply Chain Management professional. We are looking for a bilingual (English and French, required) individual who is highly qualified in drafting contract agreements.
This role is responsible for the overall strategic leadership on SCM matters related to the Quebec Business Unit (BU) and significantly contributes to the performance of the SCM function in creating value for the BU.
The Specialist SCM will bring senior-level technical expertise and is responsible for the execution of complex contracts ranging from initial contracting strategy and development to contract execution in accordance with Company contracting policies and procedures.
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Day to Day Responsibilities:
Interface between SCM and the assigned BU by proactively anticipating and addressing BU SCM requirements, facilitating the resolution of BU SCM items, and conducting in-person visits to field locations.
Accountable for understanding BU spend profile and providing input into the annual BU budgeting/forecasting process and ensuring spending is directed through the most efficient buying channel while reducing non-compliant BU spend (i.e. spend not through the appropriate buying channel).
Champion SCM initiatives to the BU via maintaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of SCM activities and being accountable for change management activities associated with implementing, deploying, and training/education on SCM initiatives, policies, and procedures in the BU.
Manage BU SCM Service Level Agreement (SLA) and critical metrics through the development of annual SLA metrics, providing quarterly updates, and identifying and addressing areas of improvement on BU SLA metrics and Key Performance Indicators.
Manage complex contracts and provide strategic advice to BU regarding contracting strategies.
Mitigate risk and deliver competitive advantage by following all established Company contracting policies and procedures.
Identify potential suppliers and qualification criteria and prepare RFx (request for proposal, request for a quote, etc.) packages.
Coordinate proposal evaluation activities, complete commercial evaluations, negotiate with suppliers, prepare award recommendations, award contracts, and provide interpretation of those contracts
Facilitate and conduct pre-proposal, proposal clarification, and contract kick-off meetings with suppliers and key partners.
Who You Are:
You will have the following education and experience:
University degree (in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field) and a minimum of 6 years of related experience in the SCM field.
Bilingualism is required; must be able to conduct business in French and English (both oral and written).
In-depth knowledge of contract management, contract administration, RFx development and execution, contraction preparation, work order management, and Governance.
Must have strong experience in drafting agreements. Experience as a paralegal is strongly desired.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with influencing and persuasive talents.
Proven experience negotiating complex commercial agreements and drafting service contracts.
Experience and proficiency in using SAP and Oracle.
Completion of an SCM professional certificate such as Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) / Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or equivalent is considered an asset.
Experience in the oil and gas industry is desired.
The position is primarily office based with some travel required for supplier or partner meetings.
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