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Job Posting #: 13-0009
Job Title: Category Planning Specialist
City: Saint John
State/Province: NB

Are you an Outlier?

Are you a pro-active and assertive leader with the ability to see longer-term opportunities? Are you able to take company plans and turn them into actionable initiatives that will commercially lead an organization?

If so, we want to speak with you!

We currently have an open opportunity as Category Planning Specialist with our Supply Management Sourcing team. In this role you will develop category profiles for large and complex areas of spend, identify saving opportunities, develop sourcing strategies, and manage the implementation of the strategies. This position offers a unique opportunity to someone who is looking to influence the direction of supplier spend over a longer term.

The Category Planning Specialist will:


·         Identify  and implement opportunities to optimize sourcing processes and internal supply change processes impacting their category

·         Develop category profiles and sourcing strategies

·         Assist in implementing category sourcing strategies

·         Identify new sources of supply

·         Facilitate internal Total Cost of Ownership reduction initiatives


 Our Ideal Candidate has:


·         Strong leadership skills and presence, and ability to commercially lead.

·         Ability to develop and maintain relationships with all levels of management.

·         Awareness and understanding of relevant industry trends.

·         Supplier Strategy Development

·         Ability to develop credibility with peers, customers, suppliers and senior management.

·         Post Secondary Education - B.Comm and/or B.Eng, LLB/JD

·         Minimum 7 years of strategic sourcing, contract management, or operations experience

·         Strong leadership analytical and organizational skills

·         Can communicate clearly and effectively

·         Position is located in Canada - proof of valid CA work permit is required for any non-resident candidates being considered


 Are you ready to join us? 


Number of Openings 1
Position Location: Irving Oil Operations
Bilingual Requested: No
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