Contracting & Procurement Commercial Lead
Contracting & Procurement (CP) is the Shell Group function accountable for acquisition of all third-party goods and services and supply chain management for non-hydrocarbon requirements that support Shell business. Our purpose is to create value through simpler and more effective operations, connected to the business bottom line. Working closely with our business partners, we deliver RDS tail spend cost leadership and top-quartile end-to-end SC/CP processes and operations to underpin the world’s most competitive supply chains. CP Operations is accountable for CP digital strategy, PGS processes (MM is delegated to MSC), systems design and implementation, operational excellence across source to pay, commercial procurement actitvities and PO transaction porcessing for all RDS Businesses.
Roles in CP/Supply Chain offer the opportunity to be part of a highly commercial environment with an emphasis on external focus and delivery of material value to the bottom line through delivering competitive, resilient supply chains. All roles work in close collaboration with the CoB/function/asset/geography/category they support with the intent to bring innovation to supply chains and supporting business development. The impact and influence on delivering the business strategies is far-reaching and significant, from Care in terms of supporting the safety and welfare of our supply chain communities to leading the way on delivering the Energy Transition and leveraging the current and emerging digital platforms that provide internal and external connectivity to deliver insights and value. Being a member of this community, you will experience a way of working leveraging both global and local supply chains and relationships. Supply Chain/CP is an inclusive and diverse organisation at all levels that holds true the value of acting as ‘One Team’ across organisational boundaries.
The purpose of Commercial Lead is to develop sourcing strategies and tactics based on a deep understanding of the current situation of the business, the business strategy and drivers, the local supplier market and global strategies. The commercial lead enables stakeholders in the Supply Chain to understand the intent of contracts, optimise the use of contracts, manage Contract(or)s for performance and remove waste. A Commercial Lead is expected to manage complex portfolio of Tactical and Operational contracts (up to 40% Tactical spend) and to handle new demands assigned to Class of Business and category/categories according to Category Management Contracting & Procurement (CMCP) guidelines.
Design and improve assigned suply chains with business partners, starting with inhouse/outsource choices and (re)designs, the contracting strategy and commercial tactics and post award contract management.
Work closely with Category Managers and key stakeholders within various Shell Businesses and Functions to execute Category Management commercial work plans, assuring supply of contracts at market competitive terms and conditions.
Develop and implement pragmatic procurement strategies and tactics based on regularly updated cost models, business requirement and supplier industry analyses.
Drive total cost reductions and value beyond ‘the usual’ (cash preservation/cost savings/process efficiency). Identify opportunities in the contract portfolio to create more value and/or to eliminate waste.
Determine the right remuneration model (e.g. output-based contract) to encourage the right behaviours and expectations from suppliers to optimise alignment of supply chain and asset delivery.
Deliver Operational Excellence in the development of contracting strategy to post award contract management. This includes management of cycle times in accordance with business needs and ensuring CP operations organization and CP Operations managed processes are easy to work with.
Drive Continuous Improvement principles to create a performance culture. Drive and support the CP Compliance with processes and regulations. Implement standard processes, methodologies, tools, and enablers.
Drive compliance to the CMCP, Code of Conduct, commercial assurance and group assurance processes.
Drive and leverage digitalisation of CP operations. Improve usage of digital tools and insights to deliver business value and efficiency. Be forefront in driving digitalisaiton and right first-time data ownership.
• 4-7 years of professional CP experience - Contract Strategy building and Post-Award process,
• Practical knowledge of Category Management process – documented by participation in regional/global projects,
• Great Deal Making skills – proven by strong CI delivery,
• Commercial savvy, business acumen, ability to work on numerous fronts across several initiatives,
• High-energy individual with entrepreneurial mindset, good people skills and the ability to deliver,
• Strong Business Partnering skills,
• Strong leadership and self-confidence in order to engage senior stakeholders,
• University degree or equivalent required,
• Professional CP qualification preferred, CIPS Certification (or similar) is an added advantage,
• Proficiency in English.
•Uncompromising on HSSE, ethics & compliance
Manage a dedicated Portfolio for East
Deliver Per annum Cost Improvement
Lead and Manage Mobility projects & contracts within allocated portfolio across the cluster /country.
Manage a mix of ~ 50-75 Tactical & Operational contracts
Fluent English (written & oral)
Language skills other than English an advantage
Ability to building strong relationships and alignment with Virtual stakeholders
Retail / Mobility background an advantage