Supply Chain Manager
WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (“WesternZagros”) www.westernzagros.com is an international natural resources company engaged in acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas. WesternZagros holds two Production Sharing Contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The asset base is one of the largest exploration areas in Kurdistan.
In late 2011, WesternZagros moved from a pure exploration company to an exploration and production company with extended well testing at Sarqala-1, which is now capable of producing up to 5,000 barrels per day of light, 40° API oil.
Audited prospective resource estimates on WesternZagros’s exploration blocks total 3.4 billion barrels of oil, or 4.7 billion barrels of oil, gas and condensate (recoverable).
Reporting to the General Manager, Supply Chain Management, the Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for both strategic and operational execution of the Supply Chain organization. This will include development of department objectives, leading, developing and managing the reporting staff to support the cost, quality, technology and material flow objectives in support of the Kurdistan and operations functions of WesternZagros.
The incumbent will be primarily accountable to:
-Execute supply chain activities to achieve the business plan and contribute to the strategic goals of the organization.
-Develop, validate and execute KPI’s to ensure the Supply Chain function delivers to support the business.
-Execute tender processes starting with the “Commercial Tendering Strategy” document formation through to the prequalification stage, initial tender bid development and issuing, commercial evaluation and contract formation.
-Ensure adherence to corporate tendering policies and procedures including management committee procurement and joint venture procurement guidelines and polices.
-Develop contracting models to be applied which will optimize schedule and quality.
-Develop and implement monthly contract spend analysis including the procurement commodities.
-Ensure that a SCM tracking system and tools are established and maintained.
Key Responsibilities based in the Calgary office:
-Participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and execute exploration and international project SCM processes.
-Implement practices and procedures to reduce supply chain costs in alignment with policies and process improvements.
-Adhere to corporate governance guidelines and policies.
-Provide strategic direction and leadership to the company’s contracting disciplines including Contracts, Procurement Logistics and Materials Management.
-Contribute to and be a fully engaged member of the Emergency Response Plan team (ERP) in absence of the GM, SCM.
-Review and implement Supply Chain Management (SCM) policies and procedures to the requirements of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC).
-Assist with long-term supply chain strategies and short-term tactical plans to achieve uninterrupted contracting objectives and deliverables.
-Lead and manage a fit-for-purpose contracts team.
-Provide oversight and engage with the implementation of contracts from the preparation, evaluation of verbal prequalification, tendering process and commercial evaluation, through to contract negotiation for various departments.
-Work with internal functions to define future contracting requirements and assist in the preparation of annual work programs, long range planning and budgets.
-Assist the business planning function with forward cost estimating and scheduling.
-Support logistics, expediting, and customs clearance to the in-county operations.
-Provide regular and pertinent reporting of contracting activities in Calgary and Kurdistan including performance metrics (PMI’s).
-Mentor and train the reporting staff to optimize organizational capability.
-Represent the organization and maintain appropriate relationships as required.
Functional Responsibilities based In-country:
-Occasional travel to the operating site in Kurdistan
-In consultation, cooperation and agreement with in-country management and the GM, SCM; define and implement appropriate systems for SCM including integration with finance, cost control and inventory management.
The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated background from a broad SCM base of education, qualification and related experience including:
-A minimum of 10 years industry-related commercial experience in the Oil and Gas exploration field with a primary focus on Drilling, Completions and Facilities.
-Internationally-based experience and O&G contract law is a valuable asset.
-An astute understanding of the supply chain community and market, a good network of contacts and a particular focus on International Drilling, Completions and Facilities.
-Remote onshore oilfield logistics and related operations experience including warehousing and materials management.
-With an hands-on approach, a self-starter with superior understanding of the challenges of wor