Careers

Procurement Specialist

Corporate

Vancouver, BC

Project

The Woodfibre LNG Project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It involves constructing and operating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year of LNG.

Woodfibre Management Ltd is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver and a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited.

Position

The Procurement Specialist is an integral part of WLNG dynamic team. You will have direct responsibility for procurement and contracting support for the WLNG Vancouver Office, Regulatory, HSSE and Operations groups. You will be conducting full life-cycle procurement and contracting activities, from planning and strategy through to award and ongoing maintenance and renewals for both materials and services. You will further be a key liaison for supporting various indigenous engagement programs and an ambassador for the company to the local supply community. The successful candidate reports directly to the Head of Procurement & Supply Chain and will be located at the WLNG Vancouver Office, British Columbia.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Lead all procurement and contracting activities in support of WLNG needs – Understand internal needs, external market, develop go-to market recommendations and execute commitments using established procedures and standard documents/forms.
  • Analyze suitability of potential suppliers in accordance with Company vendor qualification criteria.  Maintain records of approved, current, and potential suppliers by commodity or service.
  • Develop and lead formal Requests for Proposals for long-term commitments and sizable purchases.   Performs pre-bid and pre-award meetings.  Analyzes suitability of bids dependent on time constraints, cost, and quality assurance.  Prepares bid evaluations, lead and finalize negotiations with suppliers, and seeks appropriate approvals of awards.
  • Manage the end to end process of key Procurement Documents such as NDA & Contracts from signing, filing, renewing, and reporting.
  • Develop, monitor and report procurement activities and KPIs.
  • Supplier Performance Management – On-going support of contract management plans and the coordination of managing key performance indicators.
  • Support and manage the implementation of SAP and other Procurement systems, and processes.
  • External Stakeholder Engagement – Lead interactions and manage deliverables with key external stakeholders related to procurement & contract planning and activities.

Required Experience

  • +5 years of Procurement & Supply Chain related experience, or working knowledge of procurement & contracts systems.
  • Knowledge of Canadian marketplace especially British Columbia labor market, business practice and local communities is desirable.
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business, Management, Accounting & Finance or professional certification is desirable.
  • Previous exposure to oil and gas industry projects/operations is an asset.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors in a multicultural environment is an asset.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – a positive, collaborative and professional approach when interacting with front-line workers through to management and all hierarchical levels.
  • Accepts responsibility and demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of tasks and targets.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be Innovative and vision-oriented with demonstrated ability to undertake strategic planning and implementation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and change priorities within tight time frames.
  • Demonstrates and seeks accountability within the team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft 365 suites.
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • This role will be a combination of office and site based.
  • The position is based in Vancouver, BC with visit to the Company’s other Office as required.

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application here.

Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre Management Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer

Benefits

Salary range: CAD 95,000 – 115,000/yr