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Supply Chain Category Lead, Environmental Services Category

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransCanada

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Supply Chain Category Lead, Environmental Services Category

Reference Code: 56722

Location: Canada (CA)  - Calgary, AB  
Job Category: Supply Chain/Procurement
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program


TransCanada is seeking a Supply Chain Category Lead, for Environmental Services to join our Supply Chain  Management team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and excels at leading change and thinking outside the box. If you have a passion for developing innovative, enterprise-wide solutions to drive value for the business, this may be the position for you.


*This position will either be located in Houston, Texas or Calgary, Alberta. The successful candidate will be legally able to work in either location.


General Information

Reporting to the Category Manager for Professional Services, the Category Lead will be responsible for leading the development and execution of innovative yet practical category management strategies in collaboration with business partners that deliver sustainable enterprise value including achievement of service improvements, increased innovation, risk mitigation, and total lifecycle value for the business.The role will collaborate with the environmental services teams, business units, Supply Chain and other stakeholders to manage categories from demand planning, contract execution and management, and category and supplier performance management to ongoing sourcing efforts.



• Develop and maintain formal category strategies and associated execution plan;

• Establish strategic sourcing objectives, plans, strategies and targets for business value delivery in collaboration with the Strategic Sourcing team;

• Obtain early business unit engagement to ensure the demand plan is analyzed and internal commitment and executive support is gained for identified opportunities;

• Support team members in the implementation of sourcing activities and category management strategies;

• Work with key stakeholders to support the definition of business requirements and demand forecasting requirements;

• Share market analysis regarding supply marketplace intelligence on key suppliers including capabilities, financial strength, price trends, etc.;

• Consult and work with Supply Chain Lead Contract-Sourcing Specialists to establish best in class contracts and contract management practices for strategic agreements;

• Promote Lean and Operational Excellence practices by participating in activities such as team huddles and problem solving to promote continuous improvement;

• Lead category management initiatives, developing and supporting strong cross functional teams for each initiative;

• Manage key supplier relationships, establish supplier performance strategies and proactively monitor supplier performance;

• Manage supplier scorecards and facilitate regular supplier feedback discussions, highlighting potential quality trends;

• Provide reporting on delivery of savings and value objectives against agreed strategic sourcing and category management plans;

• Communicate to end users regarding new agreements, appropriate usage and performance measurement;

• Understand and utilize various Costing Models and category value / performance analysis;

• Coordinate the development of performance based specifications and scopes of work with business units and suppliers.



• Ability to manage multiple stakeholder expectations;

• Demonstrated ethical business practices and integrity;

• Strong business aptitude with the ability to be innovative;

• Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy, strong organization, time management, and planning skills.



• University degree with minimum 10 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered;

• Masters degree would be considered a strong asset;

• Enrollment or completion of Supply Chain related certifications or a designation is an asset;

• Project management, people management skills, commercial and financial acumen are a requirement;

• Superior written and oral communication required;

• Ability to lead and manage change;

• Outstanding negotiation skills and the ability to drive consensus between stakeholders required;

• Knowledge of TransCanada’s Supply Chain processes and systems is preferred;

• Relevant industry (Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Energy, other) experience with supplies through a category management / strategic sourcing model is preferred.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

TransCanada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 12/17/2018. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 56722. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 65 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible.

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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