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Supply Management Lead - Operations - Horizon Oil Sands


Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
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At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by 'doing it right' with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.

What We Offer

  • Base Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Savings Plan
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Full Benefits
  • Annual Vacation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education and Training
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As the Supply Management Lead - Horizon Oil Sands Operations you will be responsible for supervising, coaching, mentoring and training their employees to contribute to the successful growth and development of the Supply Management team at Canadian Natural Resources. You will work with your team to drive success factors such as communicating effectively with suppliers, internal customers, peers, and senior management, in order to gain an in depth understanding of business requirements, strategies, market forces and subsequent procurement requirements.

You will be responsible for the allocation of resources to execute the acquisition process including scope development, supply market research and positioning, requests for proposals/quotations, evaluations, finalization, award and subsequent contract management. You will provide leading resources and effective supply management and sourcing techniques to establish and manage contract and supply arrangements for key equipment, supplies and services.

There is significant opportunity to develop your managerial career within this role, while at the same time leveraging your ability to innovate and develop people and processes in order to improve the Supply Management function and make a real difference to the business overall.

This position is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is eligible for:
. Relocation to Calgary or Fort McMurray
. Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary or Edmonton


Further your career at a management level by applying your expertise, problem solving and leadership skills to:
. Mentor and manage your team to facilitate their professional development
. Take the lead on hiring, training and performance management to build and develop your team
. Drive team activity and delegate and distribute workload to align activity with wider business objectives
. Ensure budgetary and scheduling targets are met

. Balance the respective Business Unit requests with the joint identification of strategic initiatives for long range value creation
. Work in partnership with Business Units to identify and implement strategies centered on a reduction of operating costs
. Identify, capture and drive volume leveraging opportunities and overall cost reduction initiatives
. Ensure that all commitments are exercised within the Grants of Authority
. Diligently monitor and supervise the procurement and contracting practices to ensure consistency and complete compliance with internal policies and external laws and regulations
. Support the team in liaising with legal, risk, finance, accounting, internal client business units, and other stakeholders to ensure that all contract terms address all related requirements and policies
. Lead and provide guidance to the team in developing request for proposals, managing interfaces between Canadian Natural Resources and proposing companies during the proposal development phase, evaluation of proposals, negotiation / clarification, recommending selected suppliers, award of business and execution of appropriate procurement and contract documents
. Oversee personnel, resources and activities to plan and execute all factors and steps related supporting the Horizon Oil Sands Business Unit

. Typically 10+ years of related industry experience, including 3+ years of managerial experience with post-secondary degree
. Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation is beneficial 
. Familiarity with and understanding of:
   o Developing and leading teams with large scale operations
   o Working with the Microsoft Office suite, an understanding of JD Edwards is an advantage
   o Working in a Supply Chain Operations environment
   o Working in a role requiring flexibility and innovation

To see related Supply Management and Contracts roles at CNRL, visit:

Our Oil Sands Mining Operations
Horizon Oil Sands is a world class asset offering countless opportunities to advance your career. Comprised of surface oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading facilities, this vast project offers challenging opportunities in an environment where teamwork, innovation, and your expertise are valued. Apply your abilities using industry leading technologies and contribute to the success of the Horizon Oil Sands.

About Canadian Natural 
At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.


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