Supply Chain Canada, Western Canada Career Advancement Series will help you gain a career competitive edge.

Webinar Overview

Webinar 2 for Supply Chain Members Only

Helping supply chain professionals to better understand and navigate senior level hiring practices.


This webinar is for SCM Members Only

The target audience is supply chain professionals across Western Canada at Manager, Senior Manager or Director level roles looking to advance or get back into employment at the highest level.

What You'll Learn

  • Setting your path to reach senior level roles.
  • What hiring trends are we seeing within our for supply chain roles?
  • One thing you need to include in your senior level resume.
  • How to excel in your senior level interviews.
  • How do you build relationships with senior level management, and your network.
  • What are the benefits and the pitfalls of the present situation when being hired for senior positions?
  • The need for digital analytics and technology in senior level roles?


Join our next virtual information session and connect with our panelist.




Neil Ferguson, Ovintiv Canada ULC

Neil is the Director, Facilities Sourcing, Materials Management, Fleet and Camps, Supply Management Services. The Supply Management Services team at Ovintiv focuses on building stronger partnerships with the business on initiatives that are measured through improved program economics, optimized capital and mitigated risk for the company. The team has a key role in strategically managing contracts and costs thru category management, analytics and understanding market fundamentals across Drilling, Completions, Facilities, Operations, and Compliance in collaboration with all North American assets.

Neil was born and raised on Vancouver Island and has been working and living in Calgary since 2005.  He has a background in the forest industry and for the past 16 years has worked in the upstream oil and gas industry in a variety of supply management rolls including materials management, process development, category management as well as progressive leadership roles.  He has volunteered as coach for both minor hockey and little league baseball.

Neil has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and holds a SCMP Designation through Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute.

Dary Bissonnette, Shaw Communications Inc.

Dary Bissonnette is the Vice-President of Strategic Sourcing at Shaw Communications Inc. and has responsibility over strategic sourcing, supplier relationships, supplier risk management, and partner related economics.

Mr. Bissonnette joined Shaw as Vice-President Finance and Controller in August 2015. He was responsible for the overall financial management of Shaw’s corporate departments, the consolidated entity’s financial reporting, internal control environment, finance projects, and other financial shared services.

Prior to joining Shaw, Mr. Bissonnette held the CFO position at a privately held oilfield services organization in Calgary and was responsible for overall financial management as well as operational accountabilities.

Mr. Bissonnette earned his Chartered Accountant designation while at Deloitte LLP and holds a Masters in Professional Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Terry Stein - Executive Search

Terry is a Vice President with the Executive Search practice and brings an extensive background in Search and Talent Management for organizations in the energy, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and property development industries.

His honesty and ethical approach to business has gained him a reputation for genuinely assisting individuals and organizations in making the right choices. Prior to joining Optimum Talent, Terry was a Partner in a boutique Search firm
(Pekarsky Stein), where he successfully launched and grew the Corporate Services practice. Previously, Terry had years of experience as a Practice Leader for Korn/Ferry where he was responsible for launching, growing and managing Futurestep (A Korn/Ferry International Company). Terry started out in the Search industry with Robert Half Canada, where he was individually recognized as a top global revenue generator.

Terry is currently active on the SAIT School of Business Program Advisory Board. He previously served on the Board of CMA Alberta and is an active member of both the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. Terry has also been a member of the Mount Royal University Accounting Advisory Committee and served on the Board of Hospice Calgary.  Terry leads an active family lifestyle along with giving back to the community through his philanthropic efforts directed towards Hospice Calgary, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s research and the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Sean Baker - Operations and Supply Chain recruiter

After graduating from Business at Saint Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, Sean went on to spend 13 years working in Supply Chain and Logistics for several national and regional LTL and Truckload carriers. Sean also participated in the launch of a large 3PL operation in Calgary. As an Operations and Supply Chain recruiter since 2012, he can honestly say he lives and breathes this sector, whether in his office, meeting a candidate, or in the field touring a client facility to better understand their operational processes and requirements.

Outside of his many hours at work, Sean has great passion for volunteering with several Supply Chain associations and schools. Recently elected to the Board of Directors of Supply Chain Canada, Alberta.  He also spent seven years as President of the APICS Calgary Chapter. Several years on the APICS Canadian District Team, Chair – Calgary Logistics Council, President – Calgary Transportation Club, Supply Chain Program Advisory committees at both SAIT and Bow Valley College. Since 2017, Sean also has over 30 speaking engagements to his credits at industry conferences and events across the US and Canada.


With the unemployment rate in Alberta sitting at 11.8%, the job market is more competitive now than ever. If you are unemployed, do you have what it takes to ensure success in your search? If you are working, are you well-positioned in your current organization to continually demonstrate value and grow?

Webinar Overview

If not, our Supply Chain Western Canada Career Advancement Series will help you gain a competitive edge. The Supply Chain Canada – Alberta Institute has a series of 6 webinars that will help you navigate your career with ease:

  1. Working with Recruiters

Proposed Webinars

  1. Passing the Probation
  2. Adopting Technology
  3. Super Soft Skills for Supply Chain Professionals
  4. The Power of Cross Departmental Influence
  5. Preparing for Performance Evaluations

Webinar 1 – Working with Recruiters

What You'll Learn

What You Will Learn:

  • What hiring trends are we seeing within our province for supply chain roles?
  • What are some of the benefits and the pitfalls of working with a recruiter?
  • How should you choose which recruiter(s) you want to work with?
  • Accessing Shop Floor Tactical Jobs
  • Positioning Yourself for Mid-Level Management
  • Securing Senior Level Strategic Role

Neil Ferguson discusses how the SCMP designation boosted his career and skills.

Terry Stein speaks on proving your competences in your resume.