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Strategic Supply Chain Analyst

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/12/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
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The Role:
Job Title: Strategic Supply Chain Analyst
Job Type: Contract (6 months, depending on project performance)
Salary/Pay Rate: **Can be adjusted based on market availability
Job Location: Austin, TX


Job Overview/Responsibilities
The Strategic SCM Analyst (SSA) role exists within the Procurement Unconventionals organization for US Operations and is located in Austin, TX.
This role works closely with the Business Line (Engineers, field personnel), Operational SCM Analysts (OSAs), peer analysts, Safety and Sustainability (SSU) teams, Legal and the other Supply Chain functions in the US to enable the purchase of goods and services in an optimal manner.
Tasks include defining and updating category/sourcing strategies, managing sourcing events, negotiating and managing contracts with vendors, identifying and communicating opportunities based on market trends and conducting cost reduction activities.

* Own assigned categories across business segments: liaise with team and stakeholders to plan and execute necessary activities and resolve issues as they are identified
* Provide regular updates and escalate issues to Procurement Unconventionals Manager as necessary
* Drive deadlines for key activities and proactively monitor progress on KPIs
* Operate as primary sourcing and contracting professional for planned sourcing events
* Support Business Line with strategic sourcing plans
* Upload and maintain strategy documents to deliver on Company principles
* Conduct market / commodity / pricing research and analytics as it relates to specific sourcing events - supported by Should-Cost and Total-Cost-of-Ownership models where applicable
* Ensure supplier qualification process is properly executed: coordinate with SSU on safety qualification, perform necessary insurance verifications, complete financial and vendor risk checks and update vendors database accordingly
* Achieve high value, low carbon, and safety excellence results in all tendering processes
* Own the creation and on-going management of assigned contracts/categories
* Drive contracts negotiations in collaboration with Legal, the Business Line and external vendors
* Resolve any outstanding contract issues, invoicing issues, and claims/disputes as they come forward during supplier relationship
* Proactively act to change contracts as appropriate
* Upload and maintain all agreements in current and good standing, update and maintain current relevant data in the Supplier Qualification List (SQL)
* Schedule and facilitate Supplier Quality Review meetings for assigned suppliers
* Liaise with global category managers on Tier 1 suppliers management
* Drive the improvement of supplier rate validation and invoicing alignment


Required Education/Skills/Experience
* Bachelor's Degree, and at least 5+ years' experience with Sourcing & Contracting in Oil & Gas/Energy related operations (Upstream)
* Experience with ERP systems (please list specific ERPs used)
* Experience with change management, process development and problem solving
* Possess strong analytical rigor, business acumen, communication & stakeholder management, project management, process and compliance risk awareness, and self-awareness
* Position may require up to 20% travel to other offices in the US.
* U.S. Citizen or valid Green Card holder

Personal qualities:
* Use foresight, and identify opportunities and challenges
* Be imaginative, ambitious and stimulate new ideas
* Challenge accepted truths and enter unfamiliar territory
* Understand and manage risk
* Be truthful and act with integrity
* Be curious, work together and share experience
* Communicate in a precise way, give and accept constructive feedback
* Bring up ethical issues and challenges immediately
* Deliver on promises
* Strive for simplification and clarity, and focus on value-adding activities
* Act decisively and be loyal to decisions
* Show dedication and endurance, follow through and pay attention to important details
* Respect the individual, help others to succeed and contribute to a positive working environment

The Company:
Founded in the early 1970's, this is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide. Bringing energy to a growing population while creating value for our shareholders and the communities where operating. Some of the most exciting innovation and development is taking place in the United States. Onshore shale oil and gas operations involve finding solutions to new challenges, while employing expertise in operating at signifi

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