Source: BC Hydro Job Title: Category Lead-Supply Chain Job Number: BCH-R-1110-141008E1 Job Location: Burnaby (Edmonds), British Columbia, Canada _____________________________________________________________________ Your passion lies in making a difference. By moving beyond the expected, you help make our world a better place. These values we respect and seek out in employees. Together, we can build our community, foster conservation and deliver clean, reliable energy solutions for today, tomorrow and generations to come. Being one of the largest electric utilities in Canada and North America, BC Hydro offers challenging opportunities throughout the province. JOB DESCRIPTION Duties: Have overall category performance accountability for medium to high impact categories – those with a combination of medium to high spend, organizational impact, risk, change, market dynamics, and/or stakeholder considerations. Achieve financial, operational and market targets for assigned category. Lead effective cross-functional teams (including business representatives, Sourcing & Contract Management Advisors and Business Improvement Advisors) through disciplined category management processes. Leads the team to develop and implement strategies that will meet specified objectives and targets. In consultation with the Category Portfolio Manager, ensures the development of compelling business cases to support decision-making and obtain approval. Develop and manages project plans to ensure strategies are developed and executed on schedule and achieve projected benefits. Identifies risks and makes recommendations for mitigation. Engage effectively and appropriately with all levels of the organization: from front-line employees to senior management. Write and present business plans, briefs, category management plans and other documents to management and key internal and external stakeholders. Develop in-depth knowledge of current/future business objectives, needs, requirements and specifications related to their categories, and will work effectively to communicate and align these across the organization where needed to get the best responses from the marketplace. Assess supply chain risks and business impacts within the category and develop and recommend solutions. Undertake research and analysis of the category and external market to ensure an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and constraints. Be a knowledgeable go-to-person on the category, relied upon to provide insight and advice to the business and management and other supply chain team members. Facilitate consultation with diverse group of stakeholders across the organization. Develop and manage the implementation of supplier relationship management plans. Coordinates the management of supplier relationships across BC Hydro. Leads negotiations with suppliers. Work with others to resolve and escalate supplier issues. Ensures contracts are being managed to meet objectives. Monitor contract and supplier performance including KPIs, reviews with business groups and uses to improve future performance and strategy development. Contribute to the lessons learned and continuous improvement of category management processes as required to ensure rigor, efficiency, provide superior service and derive more value. Qualifications: University degree (Bachelors) in business, supply chain, engineering, finance or related degree or equivalent. Minimum of 8-10+ years related business experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. One or more professional designations and/or certification (eg. SCMP, APICS, PMP, P.Eng. etc). Experience in business strategy development and implementation that has resulted in measurable operational performance and multi-million dollar business impact. Experience working in a business environment that is complex, with multiple stakeholders and strategic considerations. Knowledge of and results in multi-step, structured category management or business improvement/planning processes. Strong project management and planning skills, ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Experience leading negotiations, managing supplier relationships and contractual issues while preserving relationships. Change management skills including excellent interpersonal skills, communications, relationship building and influence skills to lead cross organizational teams. Strong research, analysis, risk assessment and business strategy skills to lead teams through complex business issues. Results oriented. Strong team player and ability to work independently. Proactive, adaptable to changing needs, creative thinker. Ability to develop innovative business solutions to deliver measurable value. Ability to multi-task and simultaneously manage multiple projects with deadlines and deliverables. Track record of achievement of financial, operational and market targets. Excellent written and presentation skills. Working knowledge of procurement processes, systems, techniques, sourcing strategy, supplier management and contract management. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5 in good standing How to Apply th Interested candidates should submit their applications online at www.bchydro.com/careers/ by October 26 , 2014. Click here to access the job posting or visit the BC Hydro “Current Opportunities” Careers page to view and apply for jobs. You must use a supported browser, such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari. Your pop up blocker will also need to be disabled for the BC Hydro Careers site. On the BC Hydro Careers site, click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Please be sure to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and include copies of your certifications, if applicable. At BC Hydro, our vision Powering B.C. with clean, reliable electricity for Generations is about working together to make a difference for the future of all British Columbians. To achieve this goal, we live by our six core values of Safety, Accountability, Teamwork, Integrity, Service and Ingenuity. Safety – keep safety first in mind, heart and action Accountability – take ownership, be decisive and move forward Teamwork – One Hydro – make it happen together Integrity – do the right thing Service – proud of our service Ingenuity – create resourceful solutions If you share our values and are ready to join a great team, we’d love to hear from you! BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.
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