Supply Chain Analyst

NOC #11201

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $58,000 to $117,000

Career profile

Supply chain analysts source the materials and equipment that energy companies need to ensure their operations can continue on time and on schedule. There are responsible for the entire life-cycle of procurement, from the initiation of supplier contracts to the post-contract award management. They specialize in aligning what goods or services companies need, when they need them how they will acquire them with the specific requirements to support strategic goals or daily operations.

Supply chain analysts identify efficiencies or recommend changes by analyzing supplier capabilities, service levels, product delivery, supply chain processes, spending and trends. They research industry trends, analyze organizational processes and workflows to identify gaps, make recommendations for improvement, and ensure compliance with organizational governance requirements. They also contribute to the development, maintenance and optimization of supply chain policies. Depending on the size of energy company, their scope of activities can include land management functions, drilling logistics and asset lifecycle management.

Supply chain analysts interact with internal staff and external clients and suppliers involved in the purchasing and movement of goods and services. They also contribute to the development of Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and all elements of contracts from creation to execution and renewal.

Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Oil sands, Pipelines, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Emissions reduction, Well site decommissioning, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Engineering, design and procurement, Modular fabrication, Construction, Start-up and commissioning, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Providing ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders and delivery processes
  • Developing unit spend profiles (by category, supplier, location, etc.)
  • Developing supplier negotiation frameworks, including negotiation preparation information and tools, presentation materials and analyses, and participating in the negotiation process with suppliers
  • Organizing and documenting all analysis steps and assumptions for future reference, and supporting ongoing reporting in compliance with organizational procurement policies and procedures.


  • A post-secondary degree in business or supply chain management may be required.


  • Specific health and safety certifications will be determined by job requirements


  • A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation is the most common designation. A Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation may also be acceptable.

  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

Communication, research, problem solving and analysis combine to support a Supply Chain Analyst. You have strong facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Computer use
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organizing
  • Collaborative
  • Critical thinking
  • Leading/living the vision and values
  • Active listening
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Administration and management
  • Document use