Sr Advisor, Category Management and Strategic Sourcing

July 20 2020
Industries Energy
Categories Recruitment, Staffing, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Calgary, AB
Worker Type: Employee

Group: Category Management Operations Department

Job Post End Date: 08/01/2020

About this opportunity:

Cenovus’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) group is currently looking for an accomplished Sr Advisor, Category Management, to join the team specializing in Waste Fluid Handling & Trucking.

You will be responsible for providing SCM support for Cenovus through a centralized Category-based approach. You have both excellent business analysis capabilities and demonstrable success deploying SCM procedures and best practices. Self-motivated with an ability to lower the total cost of ownership and manage risk are the hallmarks of your career to date. All of this, as well as having innovative value-added benefits by applying critical thinking and challenging the status quo.

This position is a permanent full-time opportunity located in our downtown Calgary office.

About Cenovus:

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian integrated oil and natural gas company. It is committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing its assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into its business plans. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and British Columbia. The company also has 50% ownership in two U.S. refineries. Cenovus shares trade under the symbol CVE and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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Why we work at Cenovus:

  • Safety as a core value
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flextime
  • Employer-paid benefits: health, dental, vision & more
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community Investment activities
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Career progression/internal mobility opportunities
  • Company/team building events


  • Source and manage products and services for assigned categories
  • Maintain responsibility for all SCM activities specifically relating to Waste Fluid Handling & Trucking
  • Develop enterprise category strategies in partnership with budget owners and alignment with overall Cenovus objectives
  • Assessment of risk and the use of associated decision mechanisms
  • Leverage spend data, external market data and other necessary information to inform category strategies
  • Lead negotiations with critical suppliers
  • Form, implement and manage commercial agreements
  • Develop and manage relevant key performance indicators and other results-based metrics into commercial agreements
  • Lower the total cost of ownership within the category, and identify opportunities for cost savings
  • Manage critical supply relationships at the enterprise level


  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • At least eight years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Category Management, Agreement Management and Supplier Relationship Management
  • A clear understanding of Canadian Bid Law
  • Post-secondary education is preferred
  • SCMP or similar designation is preferred
  • A high degree of financial acumen including the knowledge of supplier cost drivers and pricing models
  • Experience managing commercial agreements
  • Availability to undertake periodic field travel requiring the operation of a Cenovus owned or rented vehicle may be required

At Cenovus we embrace diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities and unlock innovative solutions. We define diversity as the variety of people, including all of the unique attributes of our staff, as well as the variety of ideas within our organization. Building an inclusive workplace by drawing on the skills and talents of a diverse workforce provides Cenovus with a competitive advantage. We believe it’s important to maximize the potential of everyone who works for our company and ensure people feel respected, appreciated and heard. We define inclusion as ‘diversity in action,’ creating an environment of involvement, respect and connection, where various ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create business value.

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT July 31, 2020.

This posting represents the desired scope, accountabilities, skills and experience requirements of the job. These requirements may be modified to support business needs. Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.


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