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Category Manager - Production Operations

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: South East
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/01/2012
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The Role:
Managing global virtual teams for various spend categories.

Accountable for delivering elements of the Operations Category strategy to shape our clients approach to managing strategic categories ensuring implementable programmes are developed, executed and performance-managed.

Key Accountabilities;
- Balances multiple perspectives to arrive at optimal category strategies for specific category areas, managing any conflicts arising
- Acts as an authoritative centre of expertise for key allocated categories
- Leads cross-functional category teams to deliver value-adding deals
- Utilises current category management techniques and practices
- Resolves day-to-day issues and manages resources
- Creates milestone and resource plans for allocated categories
- Holds management level relationships with key external contractors
- Contributes to development and delivery of the Operations Category strategy
- Works closely with technical and business managers to create aligned approach for allocated categories
- Accountable for contracts $5million, executed by the assets, within allocated sub-categories

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Educated to degree level, ideally in an engineering or business discipline; membership of a relevant professional body (eg MCIPS, CPSM, MIIAPS) preferred
- Experience of procurement in complex, diverse, cross-functional environments
- Experience of developing and effectively implementing modern category or commodity strategies in an oil and gas industry environment
- Experience of strategic sourcing of oil and gas industry goods or services
- Oil and gas industry experience across a range of categories, e.g. Capital Projects, Operations and Maintenance, Well Engineering and Indirects
- Decisive, high energy, and focuses on priorities
- Good problem-solving and analytical skills; able to determine the impact of an issue quickly, and identify and address future opportunities and challenges
- Promotes a positive and professional work environment with drive and enthusiasm; is self-motivated
- Highly competent communicator with good influencing and networking skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience of Production Operations, for example; Production Chemicals, Logistics, Rotating Equipment, Valves, within an operating asset environment
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