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Category Specialist - Operations

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/02/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
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Role Synopsis
The post of Operations PSCM Category Specialist reports to the Production Category Team Lead. The role includes the safe, compliant and effective execution of Production service and product lines, which include, chemical contracts for both oil and water, power generation, power supply and services contracts, and ESP/VSD equipment maintenance contracts.

Daily activity supports 'end-to-end' sourcing, from strategy and bid list preparation to RFP development, evaluation, negotiation, contract award, post award contract management (including call off management), supplier and performance management activities all within the boundaries of established framework and supply agreements. Working closely with the technical team who are based in the Middle East.

In addition to Contract Execution and Management, the role holder will be required to complete analysis and review and make initial recommendations in the areas of Variation Requests and Claims, across a broad spectrum of Contracts in the Operations portfolio. Continuous improvement in the space of local supply base development, Supplier quality and performance management; Compliance with the Procurement Operating Standard and local government and partner governance requirements.

The successful candidate shall work closely with all stakeholders to control and monitor expenditure and add value through the adoption of a strategic Category Management approaches. Utilises best practice Category Management processes and procedures to ensure business requirements are fulfilled and value is optimized across the Region. Builds and manages supplier relationships, local content/supplier diversity

Key Accountabilities
HSE:
Leads HSE and promotes compliance with the Code of Conduct and Values
People:
Supports the Category Lead (in Sunbury) and Category Manager/s who are based in the Middle East
Communicates openly with Senior Stakeholders and Management to ensure alignment and ownership of Procurement & Supply Chain Management activities
Provides Leadership and guidance to the wider Operations team based in the UK
Supports Category Specialists in the development and review of activities sets to assist in continuous improvement and coaching
Performance:
Drives and influences demand planning activities to facilitate the achievement of the Annual Work Plan & Budget
Works alongside the Cost Team to deliver robust cost management of Contracts to reduce risk through rigorous contract management, including the development of risk mitigation plans
Manages due diligence in mitigating external supply risk and is proactive in providing solutions to risks identified
Influences and executes the development of long term strategies to maximise value and efficiency for the business
Sourcing:
Shall be required at any time to manage multiple sourcing events in the Operations area
Utilises ISNetworld to define bid-lists and issue Expressions of Interests (EOI)
Prepares and supports the presentation of Strategy & Bid List (SBL) for approval by the relevant Governance Board
Prepares all necessary RFP and Contract documentation for issue through ARIBA OneSource and all subsequent clarifications and Supplier communications
Develops appropriate contracting documentation and works with Stakeholders to define and develop Scopes of Work and associated Evaluation criteria
Prepare and develop Bid Evaluation Plans (BEP)
Prepares and presents Recommendation for Award (RFA) for approval by relevant Governance Board and ensure timely execution and implementation of Award Recommendations
Contract and Supplier Management:
Undertakes Contract Management activities across multiple Contracts, including the issuing of Call Offs.
Support Supplier Performance Management against established Key Performance Indicators and monitor through Performance Review Meetings to ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance and delivery, and leverage the position of the Company appropriately
Works alongside HSE or other investigations as required
Is proactive in the identification of cost reduction activities through renegotiation and/or retendering activities, including the development of Negotiation Strategies
Supports continuous improvement in Contractor Safety performance and operational risk reduction with particular focus on Potential High Consequence Activities (PHCA) and improvement in process safety
General:
Maintains accurate records in MAXIMO and ARIBA of all sourcing events and Contracting activities to ensure compliance and cost recovery, and supports Category Specialists to ensure standards are maintained.
Performs Counter-party Due Diligence checks
Support Internal and External Audits as required
Champions the use of ISNetworld for suppliers within the Iraq region
Supports the coaching and development of Basra Oil Company (BOC) and local Iraqi Agency colleagues

Essential experience and job requirements
* University degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Business or Law

Desirable criteria and qualifications
* Strong understanding and experience of Operations based Contracts
* Track record of successful Procurement & Contracting delivery in complex, challenging international environments Joint Ventures working with NOC's
* Analytical abilities including marketplace and financial analysis, including the ability to interpret data sets
* Experience of Claims and the associated Contractual implications and management
* Strong Ms Word, Excel skills
* Strong ARIBA, MAXIMO and ISNetworld skills
* Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and internal clients

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