Vice President, Procurement, Legal & Risk
Western Potash Corp.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
“Shawn was the procurement & contracts lead on the K+S Canada GP (K+S) Bethune well-field development during the project in 2012-2013. I was his ‘report to’ on the project. Shawn was instrumental in leading all contracts and procurement activities, ensuring project schedule sensitive issues were immediately addressed & mitigated with K+S management, vendors, and sub-contractors. He possesses strong leadership and mentoring skills.
We were so impressed with Shawn’s efforts we brought him back to K+S Potash in 2017-2018 at the beginning of our operational phase for our master supply agreements (MSAs) initiative, which included development of internal processes, terms & conditions, contracts documents, and negotiating & awarding of these contracts. His broad-based operational and projects experience and insight was a key resource for K+S colleagues.”
Emmanuel Oladokun, CBAP®
Senior Business Optimization Analyst, Procurement & Materials Management
“Shawn is an exceptional leader with vast knowledge and experience in the field of procurement and contracts. He is a great initiator and coordinator of team activities, a team player that ensures everyone is carried along. He is also a fantastic organizer and very creative person. Shawn helped me to settle quickly in my role as a new employee as he does for all others joining our team. He is a delight to watch when he negotiates complex agreements with multiple vendors/suppliers with amazing results. I highly recommend him to any team seeking a high achiever’!”
Li Zhang MA BA SCMP
Sr. Specialist, Project Procurement
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
“Shawn trained and mentored me in becoming a Project Procurement Specialist for an EPCM firm’s clients in the mining industry. He taught me lots of valuable career skills. He provided insight into what everyone’s roles were within a project environment, how to plan your work, and communicate effectively in a multi-discipline environment. He always stressed that meeting construction schedules was a most important goal, and to prioritize my daily work accordingly. I can still remember how he showed me how he organizes his project procurement plan, RFQ/RFP documentation, and final purchase orders & contracts for issue. These are the lessons that benefit me wherever I go as procurement specialist.”