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Materials Management Specialist

  • Job reference: 924792
  • Location: Calgary Region, Alberta
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Material Controllers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 10/04/2019

Accountabilities include, but are not limited to, providing assistance in process and systems solutions to meet the business functional requirements. Working across the SCM workstreams and other ERP workstreams, with multiple stakeholders and across multiple business units.

  • Guide and influence cross enterprise stakeholders in the understanding, acceptance and deployment of the enterprise processes and systems.
    * Provides leadership in the development and delivery of MML SCM processes, ERP systems detailed design, configuration, training and deployment
    * Participate and provide feedback to the functional requirements for the detailed design and systems configuration of the associated applications and interfaces.
    * Liaise with internal project and business partners to gain acceptance and alignment amongst key stakeholders.
    * Enable the Supply Chain Operating Model by aligning processes with systems functionality.
    * Ensuring all processes and functions are compliant with business, regulatory and government requirements
    * Coaching, mentoring and influencing internal stakeholders on the benefits of the proposed solutions
    * Develops, designs and conducts training sessions as a part of the roll-out process of new changes to the stakeholders of the identified processes
    * Provides MML process and procedural support as requested
    * Support and sponsors the ERP project guiding principles
    * Ability to work in a fast paced environment while simplifying and navigation complex issues

    * Role will have assigned decision making authority to, design and configure tools, processes, and solutions to meet business or client needs within the MML SCM workstream.
    * Substantial work will be required with other ERP workstreams to ensure integration of all requirements are met
    * Required to influence and communicate complex issues to internal clients and external stakeholders, project staff; operations and maintenance teams, legal counsel and suppliers.
    * Regular interfaces with peers in cross-functional teams including finance and asset management.
    * Liaison with the cross-functional teams and business unit peers and leaders
    * Other relationships include key supplier/vendor relations including SI provider
    * Cross-functional ERP team relationships
    * Cross-organizational business unit peers and leaders


  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers and related functions are required to drive standardization and create enterprise-wide value
    * University degree in Business, Economics and 5-10 relevant work experience in the SCM field, preferably experience across multiple SCM capabilities including category management, operations, major projects, materials management, contracts and P2P
    * Supply Chain Management professional with a professional designation and/or a postgraduate qualification such as an MBA would be an asset
    * Attention to detail, planning and organizational ability
    * Effective Communication skills; listens carefully to others, keeps others informed and convey facts and information clearly in written communications.
    * 5-10 years of experience in all aspects of Materials Management and Logistics including inventory management and controls, materials requisitioning, receiving, replenishment, shipping and inbound/outbound transportation. Experience in a working warehouse environment is preferred.
    * Demonstrates awareness of the business and work group's key priorities and aligns own activities with the work group's goals.
    * Verbal and written communication, typically consists of developing and presenting project materials, leading workshops, coaching, mentoring, motivating and ensuring objectives are met
    * Direct/indirect experience with the legal, accounting, tax, risk, financial controls and consultant support groups, as they pertain to the supply chain management functions.
    * Knowledge of the Oracle Enterprise System would be a definite asset.
    * Proven critical thinking capabilities (analytical, gathering information, collecting data, escalating problems with recommended solutions, foresee barriers and recommends ways to remove them).
    * Capability to function well within a multiple-project environment within a team to meet required milestones or deadlines

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.