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Commercial Advisory Sr Specialist

Calgary, AB, CA

Sep 12, 2022

Requisition Id: 25152

Department: Category Management Group 


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Category Management, the Senior Specialist, Commercial Advisor acts as the technical subject matter expert to Supply Chain for all commercial best practices in the negotiation and formation of contacts.  The Specialist works closely with all Category Management team members, as well as the Governance & Compliance and Business & Operations pillars of the Supply Chain team. The ideal candidate has a passion for the Supply Chain profession, provides the highest levels of commercial accumen.


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

  • A trusted commercial that takes an active role in setting the tone for spending the Corporation’s money wisely by mitigating risk and ensuring cost models aligned to current markets; 
  • Provide analytic feedback pertaining to industry and market trends spending and contracting, feeding into category playbooks;  
  • Develop and maintain strong, independent working relationships with all stakeholders;
  • Formation of commercial standards, negotiation frameworks, and commercial  governance structure; 
  • Identify  key performance indicators to support supplier relationship management programs;
  • Translating of category segmentation into proper commercial strategies; 
  • Reviewing of existing top tier contracts and assessing areas of opportunity for improvement;
  • Provide informal leadership across the supply chain organization and continually mentor on commercial rigor; and
  • Participate and support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.



  • Designated SCMP or other professional (CPA, engineer, lawyer) with at least 10 years of Supply Chain and/or related experience; 
  • A deep and experienced understanding of commercial acumen – inclusive of understanding the demand of the business, market intelligence, benchmark analysis of supplier landscapes, supplier performance, formation and or mentorship of negotiation strategies;
  • Mindset of thinking globally and applying this locally;
  • Clear knowledge and understanding on interdependencies and relationship between strategic and transactional supply chain across functional processes;
  • Strong Supply Chain industry and best practice knowledge with an interest in increasing understanding of Pembina’s business; 
  • Understanding of SAP S/4 including Ariba and Fieldglass and SAP Analytics Cloud;
  • 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; and
  • Demonstrates a passion for creating 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.


No agency calls please.


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.