Vineeta Maguire

2020 STEP Ahead Honoree

Vice President, Supply Management Services
Ovintiv Services Inc.

The manufacturing value chain drives the quality and innovation that elevates how we live globally. Energy sources including products from the oil & gas industry are critical parts of this value chain as a raw material to many manufactured goods that allow our communities to live in a cleaner, safer and connected world.

Vineeta plays a key role at Ovintiv, leading a team that strategically manages contracts and cost through analytics and market fundamentals while challenging her team members to step outside their comfort zone and try new approaches. Under her leadership, the supply management team has successfully and consistently improved Ovintiv’s bottom line while achieving new personal levels of performance. In 2015, for example, the SMS team helped negotiate more than $240 million in commercial cost savings without compromising safety or quality. Every year, the organization continues to add commercial savings while maintaining strong vendor relationships.  Beyond supply chain, the team continues to drive for technical and commercial innovation with the focus on thriving in any price environment. Vineeta is committed to seeing everything through the lens of making operations more streamlined and profitable while at the same time developing leaders in the organization.

Vineeta is well known in the industry for openly sharing her experiences, including her own struggles and accomplishments, in order to motivate others. Being keenly aware of its benefits, she mentors other professionals within the organization and across industry and is always on the lookout for new and challenging opportunities for her staff.

In a recent SPE Calgary Young Professionals session, Vineeta spoke on the importance of personal brand building, sharing ideas on how reputations can be built through a combination of finding a voice, learning to simplify the complex and making courageous decisions. She explained how she aspires to be strategic, innovative and results-oriented through her style of leadership and she shared her thoughts on how to deliver results while making her family and community a priority.

Vineeta volunteers with Easter Seals of Alberta and recently led a group of Ovintiv employees who spent the day helping at an Easter Seals camp for children and adults with disabilities. She also works with the Haskayne School of Business and frequently speaks at community events on the importance of perseverance and resilience.