Sr Advisor, Category Management – Software & Digital Projects

  • Full Time
  • Calgary

Website Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Requisition Id: 24555

Department: Corp Svcs Transp Logistics & Utilities

Pembina Pipeline is recruiting a Sr. Advisor, Category Management, Software and Digital Projects to join Supply Chain Management. Based in our Calgary corporate office and reporting to the Supervisor, Category Management, the Sr. Adviser will provide dedicated support to the Information Services Unit.

On a day-to-day basis, the Sr Advisor works closely with all Category Management team members, as well as the Governance & Compliance and Business & Operations pillars of the Supply Chain team.

Summary of Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Support business and operations planning sessions to inform category strategies for software and digital projects;
  • Maintain strong internal relationships with key stakeholders, support key program initiatives;
  • Assess requirements to enable category strategy development;
  • In consultation with the Governance team, perform spend analysis (gathering, cleansing and analyzing data) to identify and prioritize opportunities;
  • Document category and sourcing strategies and draft charters;
  • Evaluate incumbent supplier performance, perform targeted market intelligence research, evaluate potential supplier alternatives, and manage communications with suppliers;
  • Analyze YTD supplier spend and compare against forecasted spend to determine potential change impacts;
  • Execute category analysis, benchmarking and assess category performance;
  • Assessment of operational risk and ensuring the appropriate contracting and commercial strategies;
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to assess service level agreement, maintenance and support agreements requirements;
  • Working with stakeholders for scoping of professional services for system integrator requirements;
  • Develop total cost of ownership models and conduct cost modeling comparison, for e.g. analyzing the cost benefits of on premise vs. off premise cost models;
  • Determine efficient sourcing strategies and channels, with a lens of high-risk software vs. low risk software;
  • Support sourcing and contract execution activities;
  • Develop and manage master agreements and support contracting activities performed by other Supply Chain teams;
  • Support implementation of multi-year contracts that include commercial benefits and key performance criteria with strategic suppliers;
  • Provide support and review deliverables from critical contracting, process oversight and management and sourcing activities;
  • Develop, maintain and support supplier lifecycle performance processes;
  • Support administrative requirements for Categories, including updating project plans, scheduling stakeholder meetings, progress reporting, etc.;
  • Support development of other Categories;
  • Ensure strong working relationships with, among others, operations, engineering, planning and Pembina’s joint venture partners;
  • Set the tone for contributing back to Pembina’s communities in a visible way;
  • Support Pembina’s ESG initiative and Supplier Code of Conduct;
  • Pembina is a fast paced, hard working, environment where successful employees are comfortably embracing change as a standard;
  • Pembina’s employees/teams/business units and divisions work together to find the best solutions for opportunities and issues that our stakeholders are facing while always striving to add value with a top priority on safe operations;
  • There exists a strong entrepreneurial spirit across the organization; leaders are often driving several initiatives at once;
  • Employees and leaders are encouraged to take on opportunities in other divisions and business units to further develop their backgrounds;
  • Employees are passionate about delivering the best that they can deliver in support of the corporations success.   It is a priority of the Corporation to support the employees in being successful in their work while at the same time maintaining a healthy balance between work and their personal life; and
  • Participate and support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.


  • Minimum 5 years of Supply Chain and commercial focus;
  • Professional supply chain designation considered an asset;
  • Experience enterprise user license agreements, software subscription agreements, service level agreements, maintenance and support agreements. ;
  • Good understanding of Supply Chain principles – knowledge and understanding of interdependencies and relationship between strategic and transactional supply chain across functional processes;
  • Strong commercial knowledge of software and digital projects;
  • Knowledgeable of best practices for contracting as it relates to waterfall vs. agile project methodology;
  • Experience leading cross function teams;
  • Proficient in being a trusted advisor and mentor to stakeholders and peers within supply chain;
  • Understanding of SAP S/4 including Ariba and Fieldglass and SAP Analytics Cloud would be beneficial;
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills and a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to work under tight deadlines in a continuously changing environment;
  • Effective communication and organization skills complemented by a strong work ethic;
  • Experienced understanding of Category Management – inclusive of understanding the demand of the business, market trends, supplier landscape, supplier performance, would be beneficial;
  • Mindset of thinking globally and applying this locally;
  • Understand the principles of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and application of appropriate lever at category and sub-category level;
  • Adept at building long-term and mutually beneficial strong partnerships with internal stakeholders suppliers; and
  • Passion for positive change and process improvement.

We offer competitive compensation; including base plus incentive bonus, pension & savings plans, health benefits, employee development programs to support personal development and career progression and, a hybrid work arrangement, in an environment that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive. 

Final candidate will be required to undergo a background check; including a criminal record check.

Please go to Sr Advisor, Category Management – Software & Digital Projects and finish the online application, thank you!

Pembina Pipeline Corporation is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and ensuring that our employees have the ability to thrive in an inclusive environment. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous status, national origin, age, disability or any other legally-protected factors. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request during the recruitment process.

For more than 65 years, Pembina has safely and reliably served North America’s energy industry, delivering oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids production to North American markets.

Powering Pembina’s growth are our smart, creative and energetic people who allow us to remain a disciplined and responsible energy transportation and service provider and a trusted member in our communities.

Our expectations are high and our rewards reflect this: We treat our people well – whether it’s through our compensation package, community engagement or volunteer opportunities.

Pembina provides everything you could want in an employer. We are a proud recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018-2022), Alberta’s Top Employers (2014-2022) and an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada.