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Commercial Operations & Business Development - Director

Calgary, 520-3rd Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Req #8
Monday, December 13, 2021

Wolf Midstream is a Calgary-based private midstream company backed by CPP Investments and was established in 2016. Wolf owns and operates a platform of companies focused on Western Canadian midstream infrastructure assets including the Access Pipeline System and the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL). 

Wolf values a strong commitment to health, safety and the environment and places a strong emphasis on our defining behaviours, Act Like Shareholders, Be Customer Focused, Be Courageous, Do the Right Thing and Own It!  

The Opportunity

In May 2021, Wolf announced the positive final investment decision for NGL North, a proprietary, integrated natural gas liquids (“NGL”) recovery, transportation, and separation system and with it, the formation of Wolf’s third business, Wolf NGL. NGL North recovers higher carbon NGL from the Alberta natural gas system that provides fuel gas to the oil sands. By recovering the NGL prior to combustion, NGL North is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the Christina Lake area by over 200,000 metric tonnes per year. In turn, the specification NGL products produced at the Wolf Feedstock Separation complex in Sturgeon County, Alberta will provide critical feedstock to support Alberta’s growing and industry-leading petrochemical industry.


NGL North is the foundation of an expandable network capable of facilitating increased downstream market development to support the growing Alberta ethylene and propylene-based derivative industries as well as support energy transition globally by supplying cleaner burning fuels to Asia through West Coast marine export supporting decarbonization efforts well underway.


This exciting new role will provide senior level leadership to the Wolf NGL business with a strong focus on integrating technical, commercial, and marketing aspects to create actionable, creative and forward-thinking solutions for our key stakeholders, including our customers. This is an excellent opportunity for a proven individual with an exceptional history of high performance and business development and commercial execution success to be a senior contributing member of the team, creating and furthering opportunities for our emerging NGL business.


Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the President, NGL and a member of the Wolf NGL leadership team, the key responsibilities of the role include:

Commercial Operations:

  • Operationalize existing commercial agreements.
  • Recruit and lead Wolf NGL’s customer service team.
  • Support the Operations team with commercial aspects of utilities and supply agreements, including balancing Wolf NGL’s gas account with NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.
  • Evaluate and support recommendations for commodity-price hedging and overall volatility de-risking.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with customers, industry partners, industry peers, and key stakeholders.
  • Understand and track key trends in the NGL, energy transition and broader commodity marketplaces including potential impacts from emerging government policies.


Business Development:

  • Originate business development initiatives for Wolf NGL.
  • Evaluate further opportunities to reduce and abate carbon emissions, including renewable power supply, carbon offsets and support initiatives tied to meeting sustainability-linked financing objectives.
  • Identify, evaluate, and execute upon growth opportunities that align with the strategic direction of Wolf and secure support from our shareholder, CPP Investments.
  • Develop comprehensive investment materials (including recommendation memos, financial models, and thought-provoking presentation materials) for presentation internally, to the Wolf Board of Directors, and CPP Investments.


Qualifications and Experience

Skills:

  • Ability to summarize and present complex ideas in easy-to-understand ways.
  • Creativity and problem solving to develop and execute on solutions in a complex and inter-related industry.
  • Diplomacy with a focus on bringing multiple internal and external stakeholders together to overcome barriers and advance infrastructure projects.
  • Strong commercial aptitude and understanding with a track record of identifying and successfully pursuing new opportunities including understanding and anticipating evolving carbon policies.
  • Understanding of government policy and regulatory landscape.
  • An understanding of the NGL, refining, marine export, and petrochemical sectors.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills to interact with numerous stakeholders.
  • Must be a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills and an ability to work in a lean organization.

 

Education:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Science or Technology.
 

Experience:

  • 10-15 years related experience in the energy industry with a focus on NGL.
  • Strong business development experience with a track record of identifying, structuring, and closing on greenfield opportunities.


Rewards

Wolf Midstream is an equal opportunity employer with a competitive compensation package which includes full benefits. Interested candidates should apply at www.wolfmidstream.com by January 31, 2022. We thank all for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.



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  • Calgary, 520-3rd Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada