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Reference ID R1380 Updated 03/11/2020 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Poland City/State Krakow Work Location Krakow

The Role

As a Senior Buyer you will have a direct impact on delivery of business cost improvement through 3rd Party Spend management. The main focus will be on Sourcing and Contract management with Suppliers as well as maximizing Value generation (creation and preservation) from dedicated categories. 
By joining our Contracting & Procurement Operations team, you will be part of a dynamic, challenging and leading edge Procurement Team. This is a challenging and rewarding role, that is why you may count on team's support and expertise.


You will work with stakeholders within Upstream, Projects, Wells (UPW) Business, New Energies, Global Functions (e.g. Finance, HR) 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

  • Utilize market knowledge and business drivers to develop and execute fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend

  • Provide a strong commercial influence with optimizing demand and specifications

  • Deliver end-to-end cost savings

  • 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

  • Maximize value from Tactical and Operational contracts and implement Enterprise Framework Agreements and Category contracts

  • Manage Tactical and Operational Contracts and Outline Agreements in line with Contract Segmentation guidelines and principles


  • About 5 years of experience with commercial transactions and/or negotiations

  • Fluent English (C1)

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in any Commercial Discipline, including Law, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain/CP, Business/Management (inc. HR) and Marketing.

  • Ability to make decisions even under circumstances of ambiguity of information without full picture known

  • Ability to engage stakeholders, manage and influence business decisions

  • Good organization skills and ability to manage competing priorities without a lot of direction and support from the line

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently

  • Very good commercial sense and understanding of procurement and legal aspects

  • Familiarity with SAP Ariba, SAP Blueprint or RtP process would be an advantage

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