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Reference ID R95866 Updated 03/02/2023 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Netherlands Work Location (City) Rotterdam

The Role

Shell’s “Powering Progress” strategy sets clear our ambition to continue - as a leader in the energy transition and accelerate our business towards net-zero emissions. It is designed to create value for our shareholders, customers and wider society. Powering Progress has four main goals in support of our purpose, to power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. It is underpinned by our core values and focus on safety.

We are transforming our business and finding new opportunities, particularly in low-carbon energy such as biofuels, hydrogen, charging for electric vehicles and electricity generated by solar and wind power. New Technology forms a core part of this transition, we aim to invest on average $2-3 billion each year across our Renewable and Energy Solutions business. To progress and meet our targets, it will require new and innovative solutions to clean energy challenges. Some solutions will come through growing scale, some from acquisitions and others will require us to pioneer the application of new technology to achieve our net-zero targets.

Supply Chain (SC) has a key role to play in this space; acting as a valued business partner, helping to deliver a wide range of integrated and new technology projects (I&NTP). Given the nature of “integrated projects”, the SC team sits across and provides support to several business stakeholder groups – rather than being tagged to just one team. This complex matrix approach requires our team to be aware/flexible and most importantly respectful to wide range of business priorities. In many instances, delivery of projects within the scope of this team; will require engagement with third party vendors who are notionally “hosted” by other businesses within the New Energies group.

Where you fit in

In the Category Team, responsible for contract management and procurement of Energy, Industrial Gases, Catalyst, Chemicals & Metals for all Shell classes of business. This Team delivers sustained value across the Enterprise, through End-to-End Category Management in a collaborative approach with stakeholders and suppliers alike; whilst ensuring a reliable and safe Supply.

What’s the role?

The Energy Category Manager for The Netherlands is focused on maximizing value across the Shell Group and Shell Operated Ventures. With the aim to negotiate & actively manage Top Quartile contracts with Strategic suppliers and to provide strong Commercial support to our frontlines at the assets.

He/she plays a key part in driving commercial initiatives and development of the Energy (and industrial gas) category strategy at local and regional level. The delivery of most competitive Energy supply agreements, which primarily serve the Chemicals and Products and the Mobility assets in The Netherlands.

The Energy Category Manager will also provide strong contributions to Shell’s Energy Transition projects for the various Class of Business assets in both The Netherlands and in Europe and will be responsible for utilizing their category knowledge to contribute towards Shell Group’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions and Net Zero ambition.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Be viewed as an expert who can develop and implement “most competitive supply chain”, putting in place category strategies and commercially competitive deals, based on an exhaustive review across all available Total Cost of Ownership (TCoO) value levers
  • Leverage depth of category knowledge and market dynamics to create negotiating strategies and opportunity roadmaps which will contribute to the site’s competitive advantage
  • Consistently develop and integrate short and long-term category opportunities into agreed site priorities, by using view of future spend and knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain, in conjunction with their market expertise, commercial acumen and deep understanding of the regulatory environment.
  • Be a leader in developing effective commercial contracts which incentivize the right supplier behaviour and drive improved commercial outcomes.
  • Brings external focus and is able to articulate choices to the business and show how the deal is the best available in the marketplace.
  • Lead cross-functional negotiation teams and coordinate the input of financial, economic, technical, commercial & legal issues into negotiation deals.
  • Translates complex commercial deals into actionable commercial improvement opportunities.
  • Able to out-think the commercial aggressiveness of our suppliers and contractors and be recognized as a shrewd negotiator for both their own deals and for coaching others.
  • Assist the Contract Owners and Contract Holders in managing the supply agreements to deliver on the Key Performance Indicators and increased supplier performance, with a specific focus on improved service, value delivery, product quality, HSSE and sustainable development performance.
  • Develop category strategies and action plans for the Business to maximize the value of spend in the category area on a life cycle basis. Implement and manage this strategy with tools including but not limited to:
  • Category Management and Contracting Process (CMCP)
  • Contracts Management System (ARIBA)           
  • Financial Reporting of Cost Improvements
  • Standard templates (RFP, Evaluation & Contract)
  • Supply Chain Cost Models

What we need from you

  • University degree or equivalent
  • Expertise and thorough understanding of the energy market is preferred
  • Experience in supply chain category management, commercial deal-making and/or commercial aspects of technical
  • Commercial acumen & track record of continuous drive to deliver additional enterprise value
  • Professional supply chain qualification & experience preferred
  • Commercial acumen and track record of delivering enterprise value
  • Experience of “Delivering Through Others”
  • Key strategic thinker, who has ability to constructively challenge current approach & strategy and drive implementation of lessons learnt
  • Experience of working and leading of teams/projects, or business activities with diverse range of skills and various business backgrounds
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills in order to seek understanding and to influence towards own goals

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice. We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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