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Contract Analyst (Intermediate)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
Core Responsibilities: Work internally with multiple Supply Chain (SC) staff, and externally as required, to collect/analyze information, and
contribute meaningful insights and analytics to help shape sourcing strategies for the acquisition of services and materials under Category Management. The Strategic Sourcing Analyst is a fundamental part of the strategic sourcing team and will work closely with Category Leads and Sourcing Leads, reporting to the Category Management Strategic Sourcing Manager. The core accountability includes conducting thorough and continuous research, analysis and analytics on a variety of subjects including but not limited to: historic spend, known demand, forecasted spend, construction trends, labor market trends, economic trends, commodity market trends, supply market trends, supply chain risks and opportunities, supply market trends, supplier capacities and capabilities, supplier product and commercial strategies, strengths, weaknesses, financial solidity, and reputations, industry new entrants and substitutions, supplier innovations and technology roadmaps, relevant legislation, norms and standards and their evolution.
This role may also have the opportunity to lead the contract formation and/or contract administration process for various direct and indirect material purchases; Develop, issue and manage tender documents (RFPs, RFQ, RFIs, etc.); Negotiate contract commercial terms, ensuring they meet requirements of internal stakeholders (i.e., risk, legal, project management, etc.) and TransCanada standards; Administer multiple contracts including issuance of change order requests, negotiation and approval of change orders, RFI's, etc.; Lead proposal analyses and proposal commercial evaluations; coordinate overall RFP evaluations with project clients; Provide sound Supply Chain Management advice, guidance, and options to internal project clients while following established processes and proper authorization controls; Develop and articulate project and contract acquisition strategies within area of responsibility and communicate strategies to project clients and Senior Management; Manage competitive sourcing processes and single/sole sourcing processes for major contracts; Cross-functional teams during contract tendering, formation, administration and negotiation; Coordinate communication efforts with suppliers, team members, company experts, and advisors (legal, risk, tax, supplier qualification, etc.); Conduct market and competitive intelligence research and analysis within area of responsibility; Maintain contract records in SAP, ensuring governance requirements are met at all times Decision Making: Makes decisions and recommendations within established guidelines, procedures or polices and up to those within authorized limits.

The ideal candidate will possess:
* Requires considerable knowledge and makes decisions based on policy.
* Manages problems that are unique and that require independent thinking.
* Has a solid understanding of Category Management
* excellence in all forms of data manipulation and analysis;
* a track record of excellence converting analytics into business insights and decisions;
* direct experience with modern strategic sourcing processes;
* demonstrated ability to manage large and complex databases from ERP systems;
* ability to research supplier and market public information to construct models and market analysis as well as build "should cost" models and total
* cost of ownership (TCO) models for complex goods and services;
* strong communication and stakeholder management capability;
* ability to integrate large amounts of public indices, information and news into analysis
* Provide data, analytic, and decision support to strategic procurement teams across all stages of the category management processes
* Connect historical spend, forecasted spend, market intelligence and develop recommendations as inputs to SC strategy development
* Create reports and presentations to meet the requirements of variety of audiences
* Present the findings through presentations, education sessions and webinars to a broad range of audiences
* Demonstrate value addition to the SC acquisition process by consistently providing relevant, timely and meaningful analytics and insights
* Maintain ties to appropriate industry groups and conduct ongoing research of industry benchmarks
* Evaluate and manage subscriptions to various sources of information
* Assess new market entrants and non-traditional suppliers
* Working with key suppliers and external parties to develop an understanding of the marketplace pertaining to the category or project portfolio
* Aggregate, normalize and analyze spend data to identify trends and prioritize strategic procurement opportunities

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