Category Advisor

Our client, a market leading integrated oil company is looking for an experienced Category Advisor to develop and execute an innovative contracting strategy. The focus will be on highly critical areas that will impact the overall successful execution of the scope of work. The Category Analyst will also source and manage all new contracts required to support the scope of work while adhering to all SCM policies and procedures regarding sourcing and approvals. This role is located in St. John’s Newfoundland.

How you will bring value…

In this role you will be responsible for executing all aspects of the client’s Strategic Sourcing Methodology, as applicable to the role, in accordance with the expectations and the requirements of the Operational Integrity Management System. Specifically, you will be responsible for ensuring suppliers are appropriately qualified, selected, and monitored for performance in accordance with the Strategic Sourcing Methodology and the standards defined by the Operational Integrity Management System. In collaboration with business unit stakeholders, you will ensure contracts clearly define expectations, deliverables and any other requirements as deemed necessary to meet the client’s business standards. You will also manage the relationship between the client and the selected shipyard but will also liaise with other SCM personnel managing other Atlantic Region contracts that will be required to support the overall program. You will manage all scopes of work under these contracts to ensure timely completion and safe execution of the scope.

What you will be doing…

  • Develop sourcing strategies through the client’s strategic sourcing process. Considering both strategic and tactical levers. Ensuring all stakeholders are engaged and potential risk are mitigated.
  • Establish delivery plans with considerations for time constraints of the project. Develop clear roles and responsibilities and robust stakeholder management strategies.
  • Ensure Category management processes are followed from conception to close-out, in accordance with the client’s Supply Chain management policy, Operational Integrity Management System, the Governance and Enablement Group and all relevant regulatory requirements. Ensure tools and technology are used where applicable.
  • Manage the evaluation of all bids against pre-defined criteria, including management of cross-functional stakeholder groups. Ensure award recommendations are prepared and approved as per internal requirements, including joint venture partners and regulatory approvals.
  • Manage business stakeholder’s relationships within the region including KPIs, strategies and objectives.

What you will need to succeed…

Must Haves

  • Undergraduate degree in a technical or business discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience within category management, strategic sourcing or supply chain.
  • 5+ years of experience in offshore industry.
  • Previous ship yard contracting experience.

Nice to Haves

  • MBA.
  • Professional Supply Chain certification (SCMP,CSCP,CPM,CPSM).
  • Previous experience with project in access of $100 million dollars.

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Commissioning Technical Support -Completions

The position of VBME Commissioning Technical Support – Completion coordinates the Completion

activities as it pertains to the field execution of project tasks. The position will be a direct report to the

VBME Completions System Lead.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Day to day duties and deliverables as follows: 


Responsible for implementation on a day to day basis of a strong health and safety culture in line

with  Safety and Health and Environment management system.

· Participate in construction meetings.

· Champion the completion system and process.

· Provide guidance on the use of the electronic completion system.

· Calling and organizing Final Walk-Down.

· Maintain construction & commissioning punch lists;

· Facilitate partial turnover process between construction and pre-commissioning / commissioning.

· Overall coordination & agreement between construction and commissioning for sub-system turnover.

· Driving final subsystem completion for construction.

· Communicate and work collaboratively with various project disciplines and the operating group.

Essential Skills / Qualifications & Assets:

5+ years on industrial projects with a minimum of 2 years as a Completions Engineer/Lead

· Strong understanding of construction and commissioning activities as it pertains to project completion and turnover.

· Previous field level experience on completions / turnover process on large projects.

· Previous experience with Commissioning’s completions / turnover group is seen as an asset.

· Previous experience with electronic completion systems.

· Comfortable working in a team-based environment while possessing the ability to manage and prioritize day to day duties and deliverables.

· Demonstrate proficiency in the use Windows & Outlook.

· Strong Organization Skills

· Strong Communication Skills, both Written & Oral

Work Site and Schedule


  • Position is based in Voisey’s Bay, the shift schedule is 2 weeks in 2weeks out, working 12hr days, for the 14days on site. The rotation / shift / schedule may change to meet the needs of the project execution effort. You may be expected to work from the St. John’s office from time to time.
  • The place of work will be Voisey’s Bay Site in Labradour, as a fly in / fly out operation, all employees will be flown to/from designated pick up / drop off points in Newfoundland and Labrador on a chartered service to site at no cost.

On behalf of our client, Ian Martin recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Innuit workers have first preference for employment at the Voisey’s Bay Site.