Senior Commercial Buyer - French or Spanish Speaker
As a Senior Commercial Buyer you will manage portfolio of contracts and handle new demands assigned to Category Management Contracting & Procurement guidelines. You will be 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 spend. As a Senior Buyer you 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. Your responsibility would be to manage tail end spend by working in close coordination with Procurement Managers/Category Managers, maximizes value from Operational Contracts and implement 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.
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.
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 commercially managing operational and tactical agreements
Execute 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
Manage portfolio of Operational 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 50-250M US$ total Actual Contract Value (ACV) (excluding call-offs and admin contracts). Exceptions are specific categories where spend is low.
Internal Shell role name is SC (Supply Chain) Commercial Lead, however there are no subordinates.
Ability to make decisions and execute with support of stakeholders
Proven track record of procurement and contracting experience (about 2-5 years)
Good Negotiations skills with high driven and ability to build long term relationships
Organized and able to manage competing priorities
Good communications and inter-personal skills
Good commercial sense and understanding of procurement
Fluent French (C1) or Spanish (C1) or Italian (C1)
Fluent English (written & oral)
Demonstrate understanding of commercial contract management technique
Submitting Continuous Improvement initiatives