The Senior Contract Advisor (SCA), International is a senior member of Parkland’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) team with focus on developing a thorough understanding and multi-year supply strategy to address large supply chain portfolios) of Parkland’s International Division, as well as driving SCM change in that region. The scope of their remit will cover non-fuel goods and services spend.
Tasks within this role include:
• Working with internal business units to understand the current state of Parkland’s goods and services supply
• Development of appropriate multi-year supply strategies that are aligned to Parkland’s business goals
• Cross functional team leadership in the execution of sourcing strategy and contracting for goods and services
• Long term, full lifecycle ownership of ongoing contract and supplier relationship management to ensure Parkland business goals are being achieved
Strategic Assessment and analytics of non-fuel goods and services spend:
• Using multiple sources of financial data, operational data, commercial contracts, budgets, and business partner feedback, develop a quantitative understanding of current and forecasted usage patterns and
• Develop an understanding of existing procurement channels, systems, variation of processes and transaction flows across the procurement lifecycle to measure effectiveness in meeting Parkland’s current and projected supply needs.
• Identification of potential opportunities to obtain supply cost synergies.
• Ongoing financial measurement and reporting on current state of Parkland supply, effectiveness of executed supply strategy, consolidated benefits (Cost savings, Cost Avoidance, Qualitative and Quantitative) and other corporate reporting as required.
Synthesis and Execution of supply strategy:
• Using the strategic assessment of current supply state, Parkland business goals, risks, financial metrics, market factors and potential opportunity, develop innovative multi-year supply strategy in specific spend areas.
• Develop detailed project plans addressing resources, timelines, approach across all strategy dimensions (supply strategy, sourcing strategy and contract strategy)
• Influence senior Parkland business leaders to achieve engagement and alignment in the selection, execution, and ongoing governance of supply initiatives.
• Lead cross functional team activities in the execution of the supply strategy, and as applicable, sourcing activities (Request for Information / Purchase / Quote), contract negotiation, formation, internal approvals, reporting and change management.
• Accountable for the operationalization of new supply arrangements including transactional system setup, transition to production and appropriate change management communications.
• Closeout of project, completion of all required reporting and storage of records Post-Execution management and monitoring:
• Monitor delivered supply strategy and measure to achievement of strategy objectives.
• Provide contract management support (ensure contractual objectives are met)
• Facilitate Supplier Performance and relationship Management (ensure operational objectives are met and identify improvement opportunities)
• Ongoing communication with Parkland business group related to strategy effectiveness, identification of operational risk issues (safety, cost, quality) and issue resolution.
Supply Chain Management function development and continuous improvement;
• Contribute to the development of processes and procedures that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Procurement function.
• Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of Procurement tools and systems.
• Provide knowledge sharing within the team to increase Procurement team capability.
• Contribute to the development and ongoing maintenance of the Procurement workplan.
• Contribute to Continuous Improvement initiatives both inside and outside the team.
Operation of Parkland procurement systems including confirmation of appropriate Master Data, contract setup and processing of purchase order transactions.
BOLD Behaviors and Values
• Be an ambassador and supporter of our BOLD leadership behavior and values.
• When we are BOLD, we create a work environment where we can thrive and excel through continuous improvement whether we are an individual contributor, manager, director, or the senior leadership team.
B:Build - O:Own - L:Lead - D:Deliver
S:Safety - I:Integrity - C:Community - R:Respect
• Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance, Law, or Engineering
• An advanced business degree would be considered an asset.
• SCMP or equivalent procurement/supply chain management designation or certification would be considered an asset.
• 10 years of progressive experience in a procurement organization with a focus on spend management in complex supply portfolios with > $300M of total contract commitments and >$100M in annual spend; development and implementation of supply strategy; contract and supplier performance management for spend.
• Within this role, 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience with specific spend categories may be sought. Specific areas may include:
• Construction and maintenance
• Fuel supply infrastructure (e.g., fuel storage tanks, lines, dispensers)
• Experience with a proven track record of influencing authority at all levels (including senior management – executive level -1) in the development and execution of spend management strategies.
• Experience with spend analytics tools and/or e-procurement.
• Experience in the application of Continuous Improvement principles would be considered an asset (e.g., lean / six sigma)
• Fluency in English is required; French or Spanish would be considered an asset
Other Competency Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to develop and execute actionable supply strategies supporting strategic business initiatives.
• Strong cost benefit and business analysis abilities to support others to understand market dynamics and business partner needs including the ability to identify, quantify and effectively mitigate procurement risks.
• Demonstrated ability to assimilate information, evaluate facts, develop alternative solutions to problems, and communicate recommendations to address business challenges.
• Highly collaborative and proven ability to work cross regions and functions to build trusted relationships with leaders across all business units and regions to achieve results.
• Demonstrated ability to execute complex negotiations, formation, and contract management.
• Proven project / program management, planning and organizational skills.
• Takes initiative and displays professional judgement in ambiguous situations. Displays creativity and innovation in achieving results.
• Ability to tailor written, verbal and presentation communications to appropriate audience.
• Ability to adapt to changing requirements and provide necessary support.
• Practical experience and theoretical knowledge in end-to-end supply chain management and functional interdependencies including inventory management and procurement operations.
• Experienced at developing and implementing global procurement policies and procedures.
• Proficient in MS Office applications, advanced level in Excel and internal enterprise systems
• Understands and adheres to Parkland policies and procedures, including safety
In addition to basic salary the successful applicant shall receive applicable job grade allowances and be eligible to participate in The Sol Group Pension Scheme and its non-contributory Group Health Insurance Scheme.
Applications are to be submitted by September 30th.