Contract Manager


Calgary, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As part of the Procurement department, you are responsible for helping to adhere to certain purchasing guidelines based on the strategies and goals outlined by the department. You will be in charge of the purchase of materials, equipment, and services for operations and projects while aiming to assure the supply of items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible. This is to be completed by achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.


Job Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Mining category specific strategic and commercial guidance in conjunction with business plans and objectives
  • Coordinate with Mining category manager to identify and implement best practices
  • Develop, implement and steward Mining category plans focused on delivering integrated value by using levers across the value chain to deliver results
  • Develop and manage large complex agreements critical to Mining category for Mine Equipment & Services (Civil/Earthworks, Mobile Equipment, Fixed Equipment, Mining Services)
  • Leverage market intelligence (benchmarking) to enhance effectiveness of commercial decisions for Mine Equipment and Services 
  • Achieve improvements in supplier cost, delivery and quality in accordance with appropriate procurement strategies
  • Interface with business line management  
  • Manage supplier community relationships per strategy and execution plans
  • Communicate Procurement strategies to Area Procurement Manager (APM) and Supervisor
  • Support development and execution of Procurement Integration Plans (PIPs) assisting Area Procurement Manager
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships and conduct business in a confident, objective, and diplomatic manner




  • Business undergraduate degree or master or college Diploma in Business related discipline
  • Strong desire to obtain SCMP designation 



  • 10+ years of relevant experience with a focus in procurement or supply chain
  • Commercial expertise: industry and market knowledge
  • Analytical skills / understanding of total system cost concept 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others and influence decisions
  • Strong analytical, leadership, problem solving and communication skills
  • Effective negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and eager to learn
  • Strong knowledge of purchase to pay process


Start date: Q1 2022 


Location: Calgary, AB

Your benefits

  • A  company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within. Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with senior managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. 
  • You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.  
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities. 
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation as applicable (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.
  • If you are talented, driven, experienced, and want to make meaningful contributions that truly impact consumer experience and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at Imperial.recruiting@esso.ca

Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: January 30, 2022


Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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