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Sr. Supply Chain Category Specialist - Pipeline & Construction Services (Houston, TX) 

Reference Code: 93722 


Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX or Charleston, WV
Job Category: Supply Chain/Procurement
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program   
Application Deadline: 01/23/2022 


We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.


Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.


We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.


To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.


The opportunity
Our Supply Chain Management team is evolving to meet the needs of our business and we are expanding our presence in Houston, Texas.

We are seeking a Sr. Supply Chain Category Specialist with extensive experienced in pipeline and facility construction services to join our Supply Chain Category Management team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and excels at leading change and thinking outside the box. If you have a passion for developing innovative, enterprise-wide solutions to drive value for the business, this may be the position for you.

Reporting to the Construction Category Lead, the Sr. Category Specialists will be responsible for the development and execution of innovative yet practical category management strategies in collaboration with business partners that deliver sustainable enterprise value, including achievement of service improvements, increased innovation, risk mitigation, and total lifecycle value for the business.

The Position requires a process-oriented individual who can be viewed as a subject matter expert for their category and possesses excellent commercial business acumen, technical expertise, project management, change management, collaboration and communication skills.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and maintain category strategies and execution plans for pipeline and facility construction services, providing leadership through all steps of the Category Management approach
  • Consult and work with internal stakeholders and Sourcing Specialists to establish best in class contracts and contract management practices for strategic category agreements
  • Manage key supplier relationships, establish supplier performance strategies and proactively monitor supplier performance
  • Manage supplier performance scorecards and facilitate regular supplier feedback discussions, highlighting potential quality trends
  • Report on delivery of savings and value objectives against agreed category management and strategic sourcing plans
  • Monitor internal business demands and external market capacity for pipeline and facility construction services
  • Compile, analyze & report on commercial rate benchmarking


Minimum qualifications

  • University degree with minimum 10 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Strong commercial acumen with proven abilities to develop and implement data-informed strategies and recommendations
  • Strong technical expertise in pipeline and facility construction contracting 
  • Outstanding negotiation skills and the ability to drive consensus between stakeholders 


Preferred qualifications

  • University degree in Business Management or Engineering, or SCMP designation
  • Experience in establishing and managing high dollar value construction agreements
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy, strong organization, time management and planning skills
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a high stress workload on a simultaneous project basis
  • Excellent ability to influence client groups to attain support for effective solutions
  • Demand and supply planning experience
  • Category strategy development experience
  • Supplier and category management experience


About our business
TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 01/23/2022 using reference code 93722. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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