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Category Specialist - HSE & Logistics

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/10/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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Role synopsis:
The role is in support of the PSCM HSE & Logistics team, which itself covers a variety of activities including, health, crisis & continuity, driver safety, operational safety, supply base operations, environmental remediation, and logistics.

The role involves end to end sourcing activities, including Strategy & Bid List development, Sourcing (using Ariba), bid evaluation, negotiation and Recommendation for Award, Contracting and Contractor Management.

Key accountabilities:
* Champions HSSE and promotes compliance with the company's Code of Conduct
* Strong focus on Compliance and Counter-party Due Diligence. Actively 'speaks up' with any concerns or issues
* Routinely communicates openly and with integrity with key business stakeholders to ensure alignment of PSCM and the internal customer requirements

Sector Strategies:
* Apply Category Management processes and tools across assigned market sector projects to drive category strategy and improve overall business performance
* Support demand planning and establish category management plans to facilitate achievement of business goals, working across functions as required

Strategic Sourcing:
* Manage the strategic sourcing of defined products or services within the HSE & Logistics Sector
* Use supplier registration database 'ISNetworld' to define bid-lists and issue Expressions of Interests (EOI)
* Prepare Strategy & Bid List (SBL) for approval by relevant governing body
* Prepare all necessary tender documentation for issue through Ariba OneSource. Use contracting templates and work with Line to define Scope of Work and technical evaluation.
* Prepare commercial evaluation model, bid evaluation plan and contracts payment section
* Manage all elements of the tender including supplier clarification and tender evaluation
* Prepare Recommendation for Award for approval by relevant governing body and implement resulting contract
* Support cost reduction activities through negotiation and/or retendering including development of contractor engagement plans and negotiation strategies

Contract and Supplier Management:
* Undertake contract administration activities including Call Off issuance, support invoice queries and any dispute resolution as may be required
* Deliver robust cost management and minimise business risk through ensuring rigorous contract management controls. Monitor spend report data to ensure spend is within contract sanction value. Flag requirements for new sourcing activity
* Establish Key Performance Indicators for contractors; monitor through Performance Review Meetings to ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance
* Support HSE or other investigations from time to time as required
* Develop and manage supplier relationships with key suppliers including leading Performance Review Meetings

* Maintain accurate records in Maximo (P2P system) and Ariba of all sourcing events and contracting activities to ensure compliance and cost recovery
* Perform Counter-party Due Diligence checks to mitigate external supply risk from supplier selection through to contract execution and management
* Support any Audit enquiry as required
* Support in maintaining ISNetworld records for suppliers as may be required
* Apply and champion common processes and contributes to continuous improvement of these
* Work closely with Iraqi team members, including coaching if required and work collaboratively within the category

Essential Education:
* University degree (3-4 year Bachelor degree) or equivalent
* MCIPS (or working towards) or equivalent professional PSCM qualification

Essential experience and job requirements:
* Strong understanding and experience of implementing Category Management processes. preferably with knowledge of HSE & logistics sector
* Track record of successful PSCM delivery in complex, challenging environment. Ideally within the upstream environment and with experience working with Joint Ventures and/or National Oil Companies
* Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and internal clients, particularly with dispersed geographies and various nationalities
* Strong focus on compliance to PSCM standards to ensure cost recovery
* Demonstrable HSE focus and understanding of Ethics & Compliance / ABC issues
* Attention to detail and high accuracy in PSCM activities including system record data entry
* Analytical abilities including marketplace and financial analysis as needed for category management

Desirable criteria and qualifications:
* Experience working in the Middle East
* Arabic or Chinese speaker
* Experience of application of Ariba OneSource and Maximo

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.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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