Senior Buyer - Mid Shift
Shell Projects & Technology provides technical services, technology capability and major project delivery in both Upstream and Downstream activities. We also deliver differentiating technical information technology and drive research and innovation to create technology solutions for tomorrow.
Within Shell Projects & Technology, our Contracting & Procurement Operations (CP Ops) Delivery Teams are responsible for procuring non-hydrocarbon goods and services from third parties. We partnership with each business to consolidate our Spend and manage supplier relationships to enhance our purchasing power to deliver value and significant financial benefits to the Business. Our focused and assertive Sourcing strategies serve to continually optimize market opportunities.
This role provides the successful candidate an opportunity to see various parts of the Manufacturing businesses through a Contracting&Procurement lens and to demonstrate such imperative Group behaviors as Commercial Mindset, External Focus and Speed of delivery. The role has a direct impact on delivery of business cost improvement through 3rd Party Spend management. The main focus will be on Sourcing, Negotiating and Contract management with Suppliers as well as maximizing Value generation (creation and preservation) from dedicated categories.
By joining this CP Ops team, you will be part of a dynamic, challenging and leading edge Procurement Team. This is a challenging and rewarding role.
Setting and executing sourcing activities end to end across multiple Businesses/Functions
Manage a Medium complexity and Medium-touch Contract portfolio
Develop, tender and negotiate contracts in line with the Business Demand
Demonstrate HSSE behaviors in dealings with colleagues/contractors
Strategically manage Tail-end Spend by working in close coordination with Enterprise Category Managers and CP in the Business (CPiB) colleagues
Maximize value from Tactical and Operational contracts and leverage existing contracts across the organization to save time and money for the business
Channel Management – Instruct the business on the proper ways to buy as per corporate policies without compromising our commitment to business value delivery.
Ensure continuity of supply through managing ad-hoc business requirements in accordance with Tail-spend Management principles
Work with stakeholders within Manufacturing and Midstream, Functions (e.g. Finance, HR), CP colleagues from other classes of business and across Organizational boundaries to deliver substantial value by:
Creating a deeper business partnership within the scope of the role focused to deliver maximum business value
Developing and executing fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend, aligned with CMCP guidelines and with CPiB and Category Management strategies
Utilize market knowledge and business drivers to develop and execute fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend, aligned with CMCP guidelines
Provide a strong commercial influence with optimizing demand and specifications
Support Manage the Tail initiatives and rationalize the number of Contracts/Suppliers
Develop and share best practices and external market dynamics to deliver value
Identify, develop, and implement Continuous Improvement (CI) opportunities to streamline and improve performance
Work withing CP and with other functions to streamline processes, making them simpler but compliant
Ensure compliance with all Ethics & Compliance and Shell Control Framework requirements in the CP process
Deliver cost savings through the lenses of TCO
HSSE, Tactical & Operational Contract Management, Compliance, E2E operational excellence
Minimum 4-5 years professional experience, including at least 3-years of experience in Sourcing and Contract Negotiations, experience with RtP is an advantage.
Commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from deals.
Ability to find alternative ways to deliver value (beyond price negotiations).
Proven experience in contract negotiations & tender evaluation.
Bachelor / Master degree in Law (especially Trade Law) Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Engineering, or related discipline(s)
Knowledge of SAP, Ariba and RtP process is beneficial
Well organized and able to manage competing priorities and legal aspects
Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and in teams
Fluent in English (written & oral) C1, comfortable to express ideas and hold discussions with native speakers
Strong and Proven Interpersonal, Communication, Influencing & Stakeholder Management Skills.
Ability to cope with complexity & uncertainty and proven adaptability.
Driven, Motivated & Passionate to drive positive change.
Working Hours: second shift (13.30 – 22.00) with extra premium paid