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Supply Category Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/10/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/11/17)

The Role:
Category Management
* Applies Category Management processes in alignment to design intent, local operating procedures, audits and Group Level Document (GLD) obligations.
* Develops effective relationships with internal business leaders to understand business requirements, to forecast demand, and to verify the effectiveness of established contracts.
* Develops collaborative relationships with suppliers to ensure optimum delivery quality and sustained performance in line with business objectives.
* Supports Category Management Leadership teams to provide insight into the sub-function activities.
* Executes against the control framework for master data management; maintains quality and accuracy of information.
* Identifies and implements Category Management improvement initiatives with support from Supply Analysis & Improvement
Sourcing Strategy and Planning
* Develops and executes sourcing activities contributing to the Asset/Project Supply Sourcing Plan.
* Collects requirements and analyses key data inputs from multiple sources (internal and external) to build robust category and sourcing strategies.
* Develops category strategies that minimise supply risk to the business, optimise cost and contribute to process automation.
* Validates category strategies and contract coverage to support the Business Strategies, 2 year budget and 5 year execution plans.
* Plans and executes portfolio of sourcing projects enabling category strategies and manage on-time delivery minimising disruption to the business operations.
* Executes activities that contribute to the Local Procurement Plan.
Tender and Contract Management
* Develops, publishes and manages tenders and their commercial evaluation in line with sourcing projects.
* Coordinates the technical and any other non-commercial evaluation of tenders prior to vendor negotiation.
* Conducts and leads negotiations with suppliers post tender evaluation.
* Creates, manages and monitors contracts.
* Performs contract variations in line with business requirements.
* Develops cost optimization strategies that deliver cost savings.
Supplier Management
* Manages assigned portfolio of suppliers supporting the business ensuring optimal usage.
* Performs supplier selection, qualification & on-boarding in line with local requirements and regulation.
* Executes supplier performance reviews to track performance with contract and business requirements.
* Designs and implements supplier development and recognition programs to maintain effective value based relationships.
* Collaborates with Inventory Analysis and Optimisation teams to maintain accurate lead times with Suppliers.
* Resolves supplier performance issues and escalations.

BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
* Charter Values -
o Sustainability
o Accountability
o Respect
o Integrity
o Simplicity
o Performance
* Action oriented
* Strategically focused
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Superior problem solving and influencing skills
* Building relationship with stakeholders
* Strong Team player
* Results orientated

EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
* 8+ years of relevant industry experience with a focus on Supply Chain Management
* Proven ability to influence across functions
* Competency (commercial, technical) in specified category
* Sound understanding of mining, oil & gas industry preferred
* Contract negotiation experience
* Ability to analyze complex business processes, risk factors and control systems
* Risk management skills
* Experience with ERP systems

The Company:
Oil and gas operator

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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