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  • Job reference: RMS0140723

Local and First Nation Content Specialist

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Kitimat
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/04/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/04/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their LNG mega-project in Western Canada.

The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the Local Content Strategy within the LNG project. The role will participate in managing the local content metrics collection and reporting, managing the local and First Nation vender lists and supporting the Local Content team at local content meetings, career fairs and procurement workshops. The position will play a pivotal r

The Role:
This role must interact with a wide range of levels and functions internal to the LNG project, and with external suppliers, Partners, and other parties as needed. People skills are critical; this role must have the ability to quickly develop trust and relationships and engage, influence and support cross-functional teams. The position requires a combination of soft and technical skills and the ability to influence the growth of Local Content in the project. Some travel may be required (up to 30%)

Description:

• Provides direct support to Client's National and Local Content Advisor.
• Acts as the National & Local Content tracking and systems specialist for the LNG project – manages local content tracking and reporting, manage local content databases and support local content plans and strategies development to ensure Client's activities are benefiting the communities in which we live and work and are recognized as a partner of choice
• Engages with internal and external project stakeholders to develop Local Content strategies for projects
• Support initiatives with National and Local stakeholders, which may include First Nations, host government representatives, NGO’s, and supplier development representatives to identify
• May participate on planning teams and task forces for Enterprise and/or industry initiatives related to, or incorporating Local Content.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience in Local and First Nation Content, Business Development, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, or other relevant discipline.
• Experience interfacing and successfully collaborating and working a multi-cultural environment. Demonstrated strength in cultural awareness and capability to adapt based on cultural environment.
• Strong interpersonal , communication, facilitation, influencing, and stakeholder management skills with a track record of developing strong, positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
• Holds self and others accountable - Able to define steps to achieve goal and diligently execute by maintaining accountability of self and teams; thorough in completing work tasks.
• Creative and strategic thinking - able to consider creative alternatives to current state to achieve goals; encourages out of box thinking of stakeholders and peers; can think in a strategic manner to understand the broader impact of decisions a

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• A University degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, or related post-secondary education and/or Supply Chain Management Professional designation.
• Understanding of Supply Chain Management / Procurement technical skills
• Strong understanding of the Canadian Oil & Gas environment with a particular emphasis on BC
• Experience effectively communicating and working with all levels of management, project personnel, and department/business unit levels
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