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  • Job reference: RMS0195637

Category Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/06/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Fircroft are seeking a PSCM Category Specialist for a contract position within the UK
Day Rate: TBC

The role of PSCM Category Specialist reports to the Category Team Leader, for Construction Services.

The activity supports all sourcing activities, from the development of Strategy & Bid Lists, and subsequent RFP preparation, including the development of Evaluation Criteria, and the negotiation and placement of Contracts. Post Contract Management and Supplier Management activities shall be executed through established processes. A strong working relationship with the Projects Technical teams based in Southern Iraq, supports Contract implementation. The requirement to comply with the Procurement Principles which align with the Technical Services Contract and supports local content and cost recovery.
Key accountabilities

Champions HSE and promotes compliance with the Code of Conduct and the Iraq Values
Supports the Category Lead who is based in Southern Iraq
Communicates openly with Stakeholders to ensure alignment and ownership of PSCM activities

Drives the demand planning to facilitate the achievement of the Annual Work Plan & Budget goals
Works alongside the Cost Team to deliver robust cost management of Contracts to reduce risk through rigorous contract management
Undertakes due diligence in mitigating external supply risk
Supports the development of long term Strategies to maximise value and efficiency for the business

Manages multiple sourcing of the sector
Utilises ISNetworld to define bid-lists and issue Expressions of Interests (EOI)
Prepare Strategy & Bid List (SBL) for approval by relevant Governance Board
Prepare all necessary RFP and Contract documentation for issue through ARIBA OneSource and all subsequent clarifications and Supplier communications
Apply appropriate local contracting templates and work with Stakeholders to define and develop Scopes of Work and associated Evaluation criteria
Prepare and develop Bid Evaluation Plans (BEP)
Prepare Recommendation for Award (RFA) for approval by relevant Governance Board and ensure timely execution and implementation of Award Recommendations

Contract and Supplier Management:
Undertake Contract Management activities including the issuing of Call Offs, and support invoice queries and any dispute resolution as required
Support Supplier Performance Management against established Key Performance Indicators; monitor through Performance Review Meetings to ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance and delivery;
Support HSE or other investigations as required
Support Cost reduction activities through renegotiation and/or retendering activities, including the development of Negotiation Strategies
Continuous improvement in Contractor Safety performance and operational risk reduction with particular focus on Potential High Consequence Activities (PHCA) and improvement in process safety

Maintain accurate records in MAXIMO and ARIBA of all sourcing events and Contracting activities to ensure compliance and cost recovery
Perform Counter-party Due Diligence checks
Support Internal and External Audits as required
Support in maintaining ISNetworld records for suppliers as may be require
Supports the coaching and development of Basra Oil Company (BOC) and local Iraqi Agency colleagues

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree or equivalent
MCIPS or equivalent professional PSCM qualification
Strong understanding and experience of Projects based Contracts
Track record of successful PSCM delivery in complex, challenging international environments and Joint Ventures working with NOC's
Analytical abilities including marketplace and financial analysis
Strong Ms Word, Excel skills
Strong ARIBA and MAXIMO skills
Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and internal clients

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 manging your application.

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