Category Manager, Construction

  • Suncor
  • Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB) JOB NUMBER: 25741

Job Description

Job Overview 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. Key Accountabilities 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 Experience and Education: 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.) Skills and Knowledge: You bring expertise in driving strategy development within a highly complex environment and a deep knowledge of capital projects, construction processes, trends and cost drivers You have advanced knowledge and demonstrated application of construction industry standard methodologies such as workforce planning, advanced work packaging, early construction involvement, first planner, etc. You are an expert in category management, strategic sourcing and supply chain management practices, with a deep understanding of commercial agreement structures and the function and purpose of legal terms You have superior negotiation skills with experience in team-based negotiations and group facilitation skills, with the demonstrated ability to lead complex and or critical internal and external relationships You are a strong leader who can inspire change, with a strong financial acumen and excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills You have the ability to lead multiple simultaneous projects requiring effective organization, time management and analytical skills in a dynamic work environment Working Conditions This position is based in Calgary, Alberta at the Suncor Energy Centre Why Suncor? We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values. In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including: Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program Flexible benefits package Rewarding pension and savings plans Stay connected to us: Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job postings and news Join our Talent Community and sign up to receive customized job alerts Read our Suncor Connections newsletter to see what we’re doing in the communities we live and work in We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now. 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