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Reference ID R74541 Updated 18/05/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Turkey City/State Istanbul Work Location Istanbul

The Role


The purpose of the role is to manage portfolio of contracts and handling new demands assigned to Class of Business and categories, such as IT, Engineering CAPEX & OPEX projects including limited COGS projects, according to Category Management Contracting & Procurement (CMCP) guidelines. Senior Buyer is accountable for aggregating/leveraging 3rdparty spend/demand and to develop/execute the sourcing strategy to optimise Shell’s buying power and reduce the overall 3rd party spend and total cost of ownership. This role 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 under Mobility, Lubricants & Trading & Supply businesses.


Work with various suppliers and stakeholders within various Shell Businesses 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.

Contracting & Procurement is continuing to further improve the basics around Post-Award Contract Management, Automation, Digitalisation and Operational Excellence via different activities and projects Another priority is to ensure close connectivity between the global and local teams through extensive sharing of best practices and ongoing engagements between category and delivery teams.

Categories to be supported:

Responsible candidate is expected to support different businesses for all local Shell entities under below categories;

IT (All hardware & software including on-prem solutions) Mostly Saas (Software-as-a-service) & Iaas (Infrastructure-as-a-service), IT Automation and IT contractor procurements related with IT and other businesses, operational local and global contracts and one off daily purchases

Engineering: Contracting and Procurement of technical projects (both CAPEX&OPEX) for retail sites, terminals, dispatch offices , headquarters and Lubricant facility in Derince,

Logistics: Contracting and Procurement of logistics needs for mobility sites, terminals ,lubricant facility in Derince for operational local and global contracts and one off daily purchases

Category Strategy Development:
*Developing and implementing sourcing strategies to meet the needs of internal customers in compliance with the Global Procurement Strategy
*Be the external face to the industry and be aware of industry trends, familiar with the key players, and bring that external insight into the Shell
Effective Relationship Management:
* Build and maintain good relations with key suppliers and manage negotiations including resolution of operational and supplier performance issues relating to the contract.
* Build and maintain good relations with internal and external stakeholders
Procurement Policy & Strategy:
*Managing regional or local tenders, negotiations or other operational procurement matters, negotiation with suppliers on contract terms
*Effective contract management in line with global procurement policies.
*Set-up and follow-up of On-Line Bidding.
*Market Research for alternative competitive or creative suppliers
*Contribute technical and functional evaluation of Specifications
*Contracts and related database management.
*Purchase order and contract creation and follow up in SAP/ Ariba

*Make sure that all pre-award requirements (which can be E&C,HR,IT and/or Finance related) are met before the contracting & procurement process is started

*Support all stakeholders about all pre-award & post-award requirements when it is needed according to Global Contracting & Procurement processes and Fully compliant with related systems/regulations

Required Experience Qualification

At least 3 years’experience in procurement including preparation and execution of tenders and contracts (experience in IT, engineering categories is preferred) IT

IT and/or Engineering background would be an asset

Supplier Management Experience

Good negotiation, inter-personal and communication skills
Good Business English, written and oral
Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently
Local and Global Stakeholder engagement exposure

Knowledge of supply chain, project management and finance systems would be an asset
Team player with a high drive and ability to build long term relationships
Customer focused and likes to work proactively with business professionals

SAP MM and Ariba know-how would be an asset.

Occasional visits to local work and supplier locations


Istanbul Head office

Work Type


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