Retail Contract Advisor

<strong>At Parkland we are here to help you power your journey and energize your career. Whether you are an experienced professional, a new graduate, or a skilled trades person, Parkland offers career growth opportunities in a fair and collaborative environment built on our Parkland Values of Safety, Integrity, Community, and Respect. &nbsp;We are building a team of industry leaders, growing in our size and strengths, and leading in technology investment.</strong>

Calgary, AB T2P 4H4, CAN

Parkland Corporation

Parkland is Canada and the Caribbean&rsquo;s largest, and one of America&rsquo;s fastest growing, independent suppliers and marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. We power over 80 locally known brands in 25 countries.&nbsp;<strong>Together, we are ONE Parkland.</strong>&nbsp; <p class="p1"><br />We serve essential needs in our communities by providing people with the fuels they need, quality foods, and convenience goods.&nbsp;We are&nbsp;focused on leading our customers through&nbsp;the energy transition with a goal of lowering our collective environmental impact.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>ONE Parkland is a mantra you&rsquo;ll hear a lot. It means - together we win.</strong><br /><br />We have one of the best teams in our industry. But what does it take to work here? If you think big and consistently deliver. If you embrace change, think fast and act quick. If you always strive for better and never sit on the sidelines. If you pay attention to detail and are brilliant to work with.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>If you are humble, hungry and smart, you belong at Parkland.</strong></p>

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Full Time

AB $95,000; QC & ON $85,000

Overview: <p>At Parkland, our purpose is to Power Journeys &amp; Energize Communities. We are a prominent independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. As One Parkland team, we proudly serve diverse retail, commercial and wholesale customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and South America. We power a growing family of locally known brands including M&amp;M Food Market, Fas Gas Plus, Pioneer, RaceTrac, Superpumper, Ultramar, Chevron, Esso, and ON the RUN.</p> <p>We recognize that diversity gives us an edge and inclusion propels us forward. We&rsquo;re also a passionate team of down-to-earth achievers, committed to getting our customers, colleagues and communities further, faster. As such, we welcome talented individuals that have a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and industry experience who will contribute to the success of our One Parkland team.</p> <p><strong>Position Title: Retail Contract Advisor</strong></p> <p><strong>Team and Location: Supply Chain Management &ndash; Calgary, AB, Montreal, QC or Toronto, ON</strong></p> <p><strong>Minimum Starting Salary: AB $95,000; QC &amp; ON $85,000</strong></p> <p><strong>Position Summary:</strong></p> <p>The Retail Contract Advisor, Canada is a senior member of Parkland&rsquo;s Supply Chain Management (SCM) team with focus on developing a thorough understanding and sustainable product supply strategy to address the complete convenience retail portfolio (supporting &gt; $630M of total purchases of goods for resale, resulting in $37M+ of annual rebates coming from Parkland&rsquo;s Canada Division, as well as driving SCM change in that region. The scope of their remit will cover non-fuel goods for resale spend. The RSA will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing the procurement process for specific categories of goods and services. RSA will play a pivotal role in driving cost savings, supplier performance, and ensuring the highest quality products and services for our organization.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Strategic Assessment and analytics of non-fuel goods and services spend:</li> <li>Using multiple sources of financial data, operational data, commercial contracts, budgets, and business partner feedback, develop a quantitative understanding of current and forecasted usage patterns and</li> <li>Develop an understanding of existing procurement channels, systems, variation of processes and transaction flows across the procurement lifecycle to measure effectiveness in meeting Parkland&rsquo;s current and projected supply needs</li> <li>Identification of potential opportunities to obtain supply cost synergies</li> <li>Ongoing financial measurement and reporting on current state of Parkland supply, effectiveness of executed supply strategy, consolidated benefits (Cost savings, Cost Avoidance, Qualitative and Quantitative) and other corporate reporting as required</li> </ul> <p>Synthesis and Execution of goods for resale strategy:</p> <ul> <li>Using the strategic assessment of current supply state, Parkland business goals, risks, financial metrics, market factors and potential opportunity, develop innovative multi-year supply strategy in specific spend areas.</li> <li>Develop detailed project plans addressing resources, timelines, approach across all strategy dimensions (supply strategy, sourcing strategy and contract strategy)</li> <li>Influence senior Parkland business leaders to achieve engagement and alignment in the selection, execution, and ongoing governance of supply initiatives</li> <li>Lead cross functional team activities in the execution of the supply strategy, and as applicable, sourcing activities (Request for Information / Proposal / Quote), contract negotiation, formation, internal approvals, reporting and change management</li> <li>Lead contracting activities with legal (templates, NDAs, correspondence)</li> <li>Accountable for the operationalization of new supply arrangements including transactional system setup, transition to production and appropriate change management communications</li> <li>Closeout of project, completion of all required reporting and storage of records</li> </ul> <p>Post-Execution management and monitoring:</p> <ul> <li>Monitor delivered supply strategy and measure to achievement of strategy objectives</li> <li>Provide contract management support (ensure contractual objectives are met)</li> <li>Facilitate Supplier Performance Management (ensure operational objectives are met)</li> <li>Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (identify improvement opportunities)</li> <li>Ongoing communication with Parkland business group related to strategy effectiveness, identification of operational risk issues (safety, cost, quality) and issue resolution</li> </ul> <p>Supply Chain Management function development and continuous improvement:</p> <ul> <li>Contribute to the development of processes and procedures that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Procurement function</li> <li>Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of Procurement tools and systems</li> <li>Provide knowledge sharing within the team to increase Procurement team capability</li> <li>Contribute to the development and ongoing maintenance of the Procurement workplan</li> <li>Contribute to Continuous Improvement initiatives both inside and outside the team</li> </ul> <br />
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Business, Finance or Law</li> <li>Advanced business degree would be considered an asset</li> <li>SCMP or equivalent procurement/supply chain management designation or certification would be considered an asset</li> <li>5+ years of progressive experience in a retail or procurement organization with a focus on consumer packaged goods; development and implementation of supply strategy; contract and supplier performance management for spend.</li> <li>Experience with a proven track record of influencing authority at all levels (including senior management &ndash; executive level -1) in the development and execution of spend management strategies</li> <li>Experience with spend analytics tools and/or e-procurement tools such as Ariba, iValua and other ERP systems.</li> <li>Experience in the application of Continuous Improvement principles would be considered an asset (e.g. lean / six sigma)</li> <li>Positive, &ldquo;can-do&rdquo; attitude and customer focused approach that will enable you to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy and passion</li> <li>Fluency in English is required; French would be considered an asset</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to develop and execute actionable supply strategies supporting strategic business initiatives</li> <li>Strong cost benefit and business analysis abilities to support others to understand market dynamics and business partner needs including the ability to identify, quantify and effectively mitigate procurement risks</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to assimilate information, evaluate facts, develop alternative solutions to problems, and communicate recommendations to address business challenges</li> <li>Highly collaborative and proven ability to work cross regions and functions to build trusted relationships with leaders across all business units and regions to achieve results</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to execute complex negotiations, formation and contract management</li> <li>Proven project / program management, planning and organizational skills</li> <li>Takes initiative and displays professional judgement in ambiguous situations. Displays creativity and innovation in achieving results</li> <li>Ability to tailor written, verbal and presentation communications to appropriate audience</li> <li>Ability to adapt to changing requirements and provide necessary support</li> <li>Breadth and depth of knowledge of supply chain management, accounting principles, the concept of total cost of ownership, cost management, contract law and process improvement</li> <li>Practical experience and theoretical knowledge in end-to end supply chain management and functional interdependencies including inventory management and procurement operations</li> <li>Experienced at developing and implementing global procurement policies and procedures</li> <li>Proficient in MS Office applications, advanced level in Excel and internal enterprise systems</li> <li>Understands and adheres to Parkland policies and procedures, including safety</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>We Offer:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Our Performance-based Annual Incentive Plan, an annual bonus awarding your performance.</li> <li>A share in our success through the Employee Share Purchase Plan and 100% company matching.</li> <li>A flexible group benefit plan that offers health and dental coverage choices to meet the needs of each unique employee. Inclusive of life and disability insurances, Health Care and Lifestyle Spending options, and a supportive Employee and Family Assistance Program.</li> <li>Participation in Parkland Pledge, an employee-driven charitable giving program.</li> <li>An employee referral program &ndash; earn up to $2000 for your referral.</li> <li>In-house learning and development opportunities, leadership training, international opportunities.</li> <li>Discount Programs and Educational Scholarship Programs for family members.</li> <li>Save on gas at our participating gas stations across Canada (Chevron, Fas Gas, Ultramar, and Pioneer).</li> <li>A safety focused work environment and ongoing safety training.</li> </ul> <p>Please note:</p> <ul> <li>Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. Parkland regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.</li> <li>Parkland Corporation is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We strive to provide accessibility in employment to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. Parkland Corporation will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability, please notify us upon scheduling your interview.</li> <li>Please note that final candidates for this position will be required to undergo a confidential pre-employment background check which may include but not be limited to educational, criminal, credit, drug and alcohol and/or Fitness for Duty testing.</li> </ul> <p>This position will close on&nbsp;<strong>January 30, 2024.</strong></p>