Simultaneously handled multiple projects in various capacities in Canadian Oil Sands according to the project /client requirements:-
Cameco – Cigar Lake Uranium Plant Project – Procurement Consultant April 2013 – Dec 2013
Negotiations, Kick Off meetings. Establish formal and informal communications with assigned suppliers to enable timely, accurate and forward-looking analysis of supplier's progress at meeting interim delivery schedules of supplier data, manufacturing milestones, material deliveries, testing activities and material and equipment delivery. Track supplier data information movement to and from the supplier, documenting the progress in the progress management system. Prepare or contribute to preparation of frequent reports detailing supplier's progress, problems encountered and solutions to maintain fabrication, testing and delivery schedules. Provide pertinent information to the supplier evaluation program. Assist buyers in securing and validating the information that supports the timely processing of invoices for payment, especially partial and progress payments. Change Proposals approval and revision of Purchase Order. Development of Logistics plan, schedules and documentation / permit requirements. Negotiation of storage space, freight forwarding services.
Suncor Major / Sustaining Projects (Various Oil Sands Projects) $1bn Senior Expeditor Jan 2012-May 2013
Closely work with buyers, engineering, planning, project controls, construction, HSE and quality to ensure purchase order requirements are understood and complied with by the supplier.
Arrange Kick-Off meeting to ensure the expectations, requirements of the Purchase Order are clearly understood by the Supplier. Ensure completeness/ delivery (but not correctness) of documentation against supplier documentation requirement lists/checklists including spare parts list, master Data, Turnover documents. May travel to suppliers' locations and fabrication shops to verify progress and to construction and operational sites to ensure deliveries are occurring as required by the project. Evaluate through visual observation, the assembly, testing and shipment of materials.
Shell S&D Terminal Projects $250m Senior Procurement Lead June 2011-Dec 2012
Identification, Pre-qualification and evaluation of potential Bidders /Subcontractors, service providers. Review internal requests, prepare and release requests for quote (RFQ), tenders, and negotiate pricing and terms & conditions with suppliers. Preparing and issue Commercial Quilt, Purchase Orders/Service Orders, Commercial Bid Tabulation (CBT), Award Recommendation, RFC / RFA, Change Orders. Conduct Pre-award meeting with the Vendors/Subcontractors and the concerned discipline engineers for clarification any outstanding issues. Create and maintain pre-award correspondence log. Formation & Execution of Contracts. Participate in the Kick-off meeting (KOM) for the concerned project and discuss the Procurement role and strategy planned for the project. Negotiate and reconfirm terms and conditions including warranty, price, discount, warehousing, and delivery in line with the project requirement. To ensure that all bidding are done in a strictly confidential competition, has to ensure that Secrecy Agreement, where applicable are enforced. Mitigation of Supplier delays and defaults, including seeking for Higher Management intervention. Implement value improving practices and support continuous improvement plan. Make decisions and recommendations within policies and procedural guidelines recognizing the decisions may have a significant impact on project results and favourable to client. Attend meetings, prepare and issue status reports and procurement plans as required. Conduct negotiations with selected suppliers to tactically procure materials and services utilizing contracts created by Procurement Management, accountable to procure materials and services as required. Provide training to Buyers in purchasing tactics and strategies as required increasing the skill capabilities of the department to implement and execute commodity strategy to support cost, quality, and delivery sourcing goal. Assist Buyers or those employees needing skill training, to better organize daily functions and prioritization to boost employee quality and apportion of work in accordance with Procurement’s objectives. Work within and promote Lean practices to meet department and division goals. Manage the risk and constraints in a proactive matter to ensure the supplier implements and adheres to work around and / or recovery plans to meet on dock delivery dates and to mitigate scope and cost creep. Continually benchmark, negotiate with and select those suppliers who can meet or exceed company requirements in terms of best value for price, quality, and delivery. Ensure invoice discrepancies are corrected accurately and in a timely manner. Provide oral and written reports and correspondence as required, both internally and externally. Entry to PIPE, SAP platforms and run reports for management review.
ATM Project (Imperial Oil / Syncrude - Oil Sands) $800m Supply Chain Lead Nov 2011- Aug 2012
Responsible for the development of Logistics Plan to Oil Sands, execution models, RACI charts in advance for the Project. Monitoring of KPI’s and performance levels. Tweak the Plan as the project / schedule progresses. Consult / revise the Logistics Plan to incorporate the Freight forwarder, multiple contractors’ requirements at site. Focus on the delivery of goods procured by the project, in accordance with project schedule requirements, Purchase order terms & conditions / incoterms. Obtain storage and preservation care, lifting points, Centre of gravity, labeling, markings of tag #’s are in conformance with the requirement besides shipping paperwork’s prior to collection of shipment. Monitor the validity of PoA with the Customs Broker, work with freight forwarders, brokers in multiple countries to ensure smooth and swift flow of goods. Establish guidelines on the requirements of the shipping paperwork’s to detail the values, description, Harmonized code, packing details are clearly mentioned to avoid any delays at border / customs. Monitor resolution of over short or damage reports. Align Free Issued equipment delivery in sequence to the schedule of the Electrical House / Pump House / High Voltage Control Building schedule. Prepare shipment authorization and track shipments. Witness shipment transfers if involved with other Engineering Houses. Facilitates and/or assists in the resolve of any equipment and material deficiencies at point of receipt, through the OS&D and NCR reports generated by the jobsite Receiving/Material Coordinator. Plan ahead for the movement of hazardous products, development of scope of work, guidelines for logistics aspects and tweak the guidelines as progress through various live events and changes in the market as well as regulatory requirements.
Achievements: Introduced several Formats / Templates, restructured the Expediting / Logistics process, Developed focus on Risk assessment and impacts for equipments. Tangible measures to hold accountable for on-time delivery.