Category Manager, Construction

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 25741

Are you a trusted and integrated strategic business partner who optimizes value, leads change and effectively influences business decisions? Do you have a strong commercial acumen? Working closely with the category director, you will lead a team of supply chain management professionals and contribute to our vision of being an industry leading, innovative commercial centre of excellence. You will apply your extensive EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and construction experience to support Suncor’s top quartile performance in project safety, quality, cost and schedule.

  • Provide effective leadership and mentorship to foster an engaged workplace and strong performing team while providing guidance to internal partners and ensuring team deliverables are in compliance with processes and ethics
  • Identify category demand, priorities and requirements
  • Manage the fundamentals of sourcing and supplier engagement activities, development and execution of short-term and long-term category strategies; reduce cost and meet business partner priorities while effectively managing supplier relationships
  • Effectively document, communicate and obtain agreement for category strategies with senior leadership, across the organization and with the supplier community; manage category contracts, lead negotiations on complex/high-spend contracts, and lead/manage contract dispute resolution
  • Work with partners and the team to develop, engage and handle supplier relationships and performance to extract the greatest value in supplier quality, productivity, total cost-effectiveness, enhanced service levels, risk management, sustainability and innovation
  • Ensure contract compliance and overall spend management are consistent with category strategies, identify root causes of issues, and recommend strategies for resolution
  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to improve leverage and minimize risk
  • Manage business partner and stakeholder relationships, contribute to a culture of integration, collaboration and trust

Required Qualifications

  • 15 years of relevant experience in supply chain management with growing levels of responsibility
  • 10 years of work experience in a heavy industrial environment involving EPC and construction contracting
  • Five years of experience leading others and building high performing teams
  • Post-secondary education in business, engineering or law; MBA and other recognized professional designations and training is an asset (SCMP, P.Eng, PMP, Six Sigma, Lean, etc.)

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  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Nov 4, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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