Senior Procurement Associate

Taqa - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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TAQA North Ltd., a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, is ranked among the top midsize oil and gas producers in Canada. The TAQA North America head office is located in Calgary, with field operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming that deliver production of approximately 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day. We are committed to driving a safety culture and acting as a socially responsible player in the communities in which we operate.

Job Title: Senior Procurement Associate, RQ20-08

TAQA North is currently searching for a Senior Procurement Associate. The successful candidate will report to the Manager, Procurement. The Senior Procurement Associate will work directly with internal stakeholders to analyze spend profiles and develop/execute the full procurement process including RFI/RFP preparation, bid analysis and negotiating acceptable terms for TAQA North. This will include pricing, quality and delivery within the parameters and metrics set by the organization. The successful candidate will develop and maintain relationships with key category stakeholders and external suppliers. Regular communication, facilitation and presentation skills are necessary to interface with key stakeholders, cross-functional teams and management.

As part of this challenging role you will:
Ensure compliance to TAQA North Procurement Policies and procedures for all controllable spend
Complete all aspects of the sourcing process, including but not limited to creating category/spend profiles (by category, supplier, location, etc.), developing sourcing strategies, executing sourcing events (RFx), analyzes supplier proposals; conducts qualitative (service) and quantitative (pricing) analyses, conducting negotiations with suppliers and reports on supplier performance
Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key service providers and suppliers to ensure best quality service, commercial terms, safety, and surety of services
Develop supplier negotiation framework including negotiation preparation information and tools, presentation materials and analyses, and participates in the negotiation process with suppliers
Research industry benchmarks (pricing, quality, product changes, service levels, trends, etc.).
Research and analyze the supply market and supplier capabilities to provide strategic insight.
Identify and drive joint process improvements, and take the lead role on resolving issues with suppliers
Track and monitor key supply chain metrics (cost savings, cost avoidance, inventory etc.)
Work with Contracts Coordinator to ensure that details documentation is developed, approved and retained (eventually contract file) to provide an audit trail of decisions made and methods used by the sourcing teams in the selection of suppliers

Experience and Education:
10+ years in any combination of purchasing, strategic sourcing and supply chain management experience
Oil and gas experience
Related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business background.
Ability to thrive within a cross-functional team and execute within an analytic and strategic environment.
Well established communication and negotiation skills, and strong decision making capabilities
Experience working for or with First Nations community preferred
Demonstrated experience in executing contractual terms and conditions in conjunction with established policies and procedures
Strong team player
Strong attention to detail
Must be a proficient user in the entire suite of Microsoft office
Experience with Maximo or other P2P software