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Senior Specialist Contracts Management

Date: Jul 21, 2021

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Are you an experienced commercial professional with a background in Supply Chain? Do you focus on high value, high complexity, high risk, and strategic initiatives? We have a great opportunity that will fit with your background. Working within the Supply Chain Management Category Management team supporting Digital and Information Technology (D&IT), you will lead and coordinate the development and implementation of subcategory and sourcing strategies and initiatives, develop and negotiate contracts, handle contracts through their lifecycle, and manage and grow supplier relationships.


You will use your expertise to:

  • Lead category profile and strategy development of all risk/complexity levels, and actively participate in meetings to collate demand, evaluate business requirements and identify optimization opportunities
  • Develop go to market strategy, bid evaluation and selection criteria for all levels of complexity, integrating market intelligence from historical supplier performance and contract compliance information
  • Lead the evaluation of and develop recommendations for the commercial structures of high risk/high complexity contracts.  Complete legal review of terms and conditions and engage Suncor legal teams as required.
  • Work cross functionally throughout Suncor and act as a trusted commercial advisor, while leveraging cost analytics and modeling.
  • Drafting of Information Technology contracts that encompass but not limited to: software end user license agreements, maintenance-support agreements, outsourced service level agreements, hardware, and cloud-based services.
  • Determining the needs for business continuity and disaster recover contract requirement in collaboration with D&IT
  • Develop negotiation strategy and lead negotiations
  • Run effective implementation and roll out of negotiated contract terms and conditions to respective peers and business unit (end users).  For strategic vendors, implement and co-ordinate supplier performance management across many Suncor business partners.
  • Lead change management process for contracts and assist more junior professionals in conducting this process; lead contract close-out process and ensure supplier performance feedback is gathered for future reference and manage performance issues
  • Ensure that commercial and business requirements are met and performance issues are addressed in a timely fashion, at the senior leadership level


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Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 5-10 years of directly-related professional experience and/or a combination of commercial and technical work experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering
  • Experience with IT contracts and procurement or similar multifaceted technology contracts
  • Experience in category management, strategic sourcing, contracts management and/or supply chain operations, with demonstrated capability in strategy development, contract drafting and negotiation, and supplier relationship and performance management
  • Experience in successfully leading large cross-functional or multi-disciplinary teams to develop and execute projects, initiatives, strategies, or other large opportunities and drive superior results and value creation
  • Solid business insight and commercial skills and an in depth understanding of services and commodity market position, with a continuous improvement mindset and the capability to get results
  • A deep understanding of contracting and commercial concepts and processes, coupled with strong negotiation skills and the dexterity to lead complex commercial negotiations
  • The ability to build trust and respectful relationships with suppliers while collaborating on opportunities and managing performance
  • Extraordinary communication skills, both verbal and written, with the sufficiency to adapt to different audiences, including demonstrated ability to effectively present commercial concepts clearly and concisely
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing


Preference for:

  • MBA and other recognized professional designations and training (SCMP, PMP, P.Eng., Lean, Six-Sigma, etc.)
  • Varied commercial experience is welcome with a desire to learn and cross translate prior commercial experience


Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.  This position may also allow for some remote work from home as per corporate guidance.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • Travel may be required to Suncor site locations within Canada and the U.S. and supplier locations (domestic or international)
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation
  • Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

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 – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose 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:

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. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals