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Are you an ambitious, experienced Category Manager that is ready to take on a new challenge? Our Calgary client, a leader in the energy sector, is looking for a Category Manager for a one year contract, with the possibility of extension. In this busy role, you will be responsible for multiple categories across Canada and US. If this sounds like something you would excel is, please apply below!

Job Responsibilities
  • Analyze spend, assess internal requirements and market data to support strategic recommendations
  • Gather information to provide an understanding of industry best practices and trends
  • Conduct market data research, investigate supplier capabilities and establish sources for innovation and new technologies
  • Lead process for strategy development, identification of qualified sources of supply, issuance of RFP, evaluation and normalization of proposals
  • Develop and manage contracts to meet business requirements and compliance with corporate policies
  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead negotiations including for high value/risk/complex agreements
  • Draft and execute agreements
  • Implement strategies that positively impact company's financial results
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
  • Collaborate with management in various business areas to establish short-term and long-term business objectives
  • Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize efficiencies and work collaboratively with team members to manage suppliers and their performance. 
  • Proactively address potential category risks and develop the necessary mitigation strategies

Candidate Qualifications
  • University degree or post-secondary degree or related experience
  • Five+ years of experience in Energy or related industries
  • Strong analytical mind set with problem solving capabilities 
  • Experience with equipment and service supplies with the energy environment, and related industries would be an asset
  • SAP knowledge would be considered an asset
  • Strong project management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract and vendor management
  • Excellent relationship building, interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills 
  • Travel may be required 

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