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  • Job reference: RMS0151193

Category Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/11/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/12/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
a major oil and gas operator

The Role:
• Deliver value through effective and efficient sourcing activity; using the provisions of CMcp within boundaries of relevant laws and regulations, approved budgets and, where applicable, JV partner and NOC agreements.
• Support the development of Contracts and Procurement Plan (CPP) with demand data for assigned sub categories. Work with Line representatives to align CPP with most current business plans.
• Conduct relevant due diligence processes and secure required internal and external management approvals
• Execute assigned sourcing activities typically including – pre-award contract management, development of bid packages, supporting bid proposal evaluation, providing analysis of results, and compiling recommendations to award to secure relevant internal and external approvals.
• Conduct/support contract negotiations as directed in compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures.
• Execute post-award contract management and administration. This will involve resolution of queries, supporting timely supplier invoice approvals, processing and tracking supplier change requests, monitoring contract expiration dates and ensuring extensions or renewals are executed to support continuing service delivery to the business.
• Support supplier performance management activities, such as, establishing and tracking KPIs, execution of PRMs, and other activities intended to drive better supplier performance.
• Support the development of any staff reporting into this position following the Operator’s talent management processes.
• Support compliance activities including audit resolution as applicable.

As directed by the Category Lead / Manager:
• Conduct sourcing activities utilizing Company approved systems (e.g., Ariba). Drive development of Scope of Work, pre-qualification of suppliers, bid package preparation (RFP), receipt and evaluation of bids, preparation of evaluation summaries and request for contract award approvals.
• Support the development of demand forecasts for goods and services incorporating demand data into the CPP.
• Support the approach to supply market by coordinating the preparation of RFP documents and logging and handling of bidder clarification requests.
• Support the “contract fitness” activities to enable Backbone application.
• Monitor compliance with mandatory process requirements including ABC Supplier checks and use of latest approved global terms and conditions.
• Support compliance activities including audit resolutions as applicable.
• Consult HSE, Quality, Finance, Technical and Legal specialist as required to support sourcing and supplier management activity.
• Facilitate Supplier Management (SM) activities by working in close collaboration with CAMs and providing performance data against agreed KPIs. Prepare contract briefs, schedule of responsibilities, scheduled PRMs, and CIPs (Continuous Improvement Plans) / PIPs (Performance Improvement Plans) as directed.
• Use standard PSCM tools, systems and processes.
• Execute post-award purchasing and P2P, including “3 bids and a buy” (note that this may also be executed by Procurement Services, UPSC or the Line).
• Comply with the Operator's Code of Conduct and practice ethical business behaviour, using reasonable care to monitor suppliers and contractors working for the Operator to ensure they work in a manner consistent with the Code.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• University degree in Engineering, Procurement or other technical discipline.
• Experience with the strategic sourcing aspect of category management and development of procurement plans
• Experience with cementing or cementing equipment sourcing is a huge plus
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal stakeholders across multiple disciplines, cultures and geographies, across the operator and with suppliers.
• Knowledge of systems necessary to enable PSCM transactions. The systems likely will include some or all of the following; Ariba, Backbone, SAP and the MS software suite, SharePoint, Access, etc.
• Must have experience with Microsoft Excel
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