Sarah Stata is Sherritt’s Director of Supply Chain, who currently splits her time between our Oil & Gas and Power head office in Calgary, Alberta and the Fort Saskatchewan refinery. With over 26 years of experience in Supply Chain, she specializes in Category Management, Procurement, Logistics and Inventory Management. Sarah also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Supply Chain Research Foundation.
In 2019, Sarah was named one of the 100 Influential Women in Supply Chain by the Supply Chain Management Association, which was no surprise to her team and colleagues at Sherritt. Here’s Sarah in her own words:
Why is the concept of having a responsible supply chain important for Sherritt? Responsible Supply Chain is important to Sherritt to ensure we are decreasing and mitigating our risks associated with our supply base by examining culture, ethics and compliance practices adopted by the suppliers we use. With the increased need for more global sourcing due to our sensitive sourcing requirements, the need for socially and environmentally responsible practices within our supply chain are critical in ensuring that Sherritt is collaborating with suppliers that fit the Sherritt culture while providing quality goods and services to support our business.
Why is supply chain an area you’ve dedicated your career? My passion for Supply Chain comes from the endless opportunities for learning, development and challenge in my career. The efficiency and sustainability of a Supply Chain can make or break any organization and I truly enjoy being able to effect change that directly affects the bottom line.
Why have you stayed at Sherritt for most of your career? Sherritt has provided me with a variety of opportunities for development, growth and challenge over the past 21 years. My passion for supply chain is driven by being challenged and having the ability to develop and grow as a leader, and Sherritt has consistently provided me with this. The strong leadership and support that I have received has strengthened my loyalty to Sherritt and I look forward to the future challenges that I will be presented with.