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Reference ID 141898BR_EN Updated 29/06/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Early Careers
Country Malaysia City/State Cyberjaya-Wisma Shell Work Location Cyberjaya-Wisma Shell

The Role

Job Purpose
The purpose of the Senior Buyer is to manage portfolio of contracts and handling new demands assigned to Global Functions according to Category Management Contracting & Procurement (CMCP) guidelines.

Senior Buyer is accountable for aggregating/leveraging third-party spend/demand and to develop/execute the sourcing strategy to optimize Shell’s buying power and reduce the overall 3rd party spend.

The Senior Buyer will ensure the Sourcing Strategy is aligned with Business/Function priorities through regular engagement with key business stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers to establish annual, integrated cost saving targets.

Senior Buyer manages tail end spend by working in close coordination with Procurement Managers/Category Managers, maximizes value from Operational Contracts and implement Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) and Category contracts, Works with regional Trading House Procurement Managers to optimize spend through Trading Houses, ensures continuity of supply through managing ad-hoc business requirements in accordance with Tail spend management principles.

Principal Accountabilities
Work with various customers, and stakeholders within various Shell Businesses, Functions, to execute Category Management commercial work plans, assuring supply of contracts at market competitive terms and conditions, as well as delivering value through Bottom Line Impacts.

Deliver substantial value to Shell Businesses and Functions by:
  • Contracting and procuring services as well as developing and managing local agreements under the direction of the Local Procurement Lead and Global Category Manager as appropriate- Applying leading edge supply chain management techniques
  • Applying supply/value chain analyses and Total Cost of Ownership modelling
  • Scoping local projects, and analyzing CP business requirements and external market dynamics
  • Developing and executing commercial contract strategies as well as operationalizing and commercially managing operational and tactical agreements
  • Execute Group Contract Management process for assigned operational and tactical contracts
  • Ensure all commercial activity is fully aligned with the Global Category Management commercial strategies and Tail spend principles
  • Manage one-off Purchase Orders - Reduce/rationalize number of Contracts/Suppliers
  • Deliver end-to-end cost savings impacting RDS bottom line
  • Works on Short- and Long Form Model Contracts Library (MCL) Contract Template
Additional Information
  • Managing Team's Top Contracts
  • Playing role of coach and being a role model for team members
  • Being expert in own area (subject matter expert)
  • Manage portfolio of Operational and Tactical Contracts (aggregated contract risk low and med) and some tactical contracts in line with contract segmentation guidelines and principles. Majority of contracts in the portfolio are standalones.
  • Manage spend estimated between 100 - 500M US$ total Actual Contract Value (ACV) (excluding call-offs and admin contracts). Exceptions are specific categories where spend is low.
  • Manage the most complex contracts and sourcing projects / Classes of Business.

  • Experience in sourcing and contracting
  • Experience in Shell's CP systems, tools and processes
  • Ability to make decisions and execute with support of stakeholders
  • Proven track record of execution excellence and delivering results
  • Team player with high driven and ability to build long term relationships
  • Organized and able to manage competing priorities
  • Analytical skills and ability to work independently
  • Good communications and inter-personal skills
  • Good commercial sense and understanding of procurement
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Excellent English (written & oral)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Group CMCP process , commercial contract management and implementation
  • Track record of delivery in a commercial environment and be able to show good customer focus
  • Submitting Continuous Improvement initiatives

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, active across more than 80 countries, employing 90,000 people.

Shell Business Operations Sdn Bhd (503619-D), a LEED Platinum certified green facility in Cyberjaya, provides a wide range of professional services to support the efficient operation of the Shell Group. The Centre delivers world-class operational excellence to the business through shared operations and services that include Human Resource, Information Technology, Finance, Customer Services, Order to Delivery and Contracting & Procurement. The Centre is currently on a growth path and as part of this rapid growth, we are looking to recruit talented professionals to join us!

If you would like to be a part of an innovative energy leader that offers a rewarding career in a multi cultural environment, then apply to us today and be a part of this vibrant, world-class organisation.

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