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Category Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Home Based
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/02/2017
  • Duration: 9 months
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest energy companies with over 95,000 employees in 100 countries around the world, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items. Our Client's brand has grown to become recognised worldwide for quality gasoline, transport fuels, chemicals and alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and biofuels.

The Role:
The role delivers value to the internal stakeholders by sourcing Goods and
Services in support of North Sea Decommissioning projects from Company approved suppliers in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations within the boundaries of approved budgets. The role also executes supplier management activities as directed by the Project Manager and PSCM Manager.

All activities will follow the Company's Category Management and Major Projects Common Processes (CMcp and MPcp) and comply with Joint Operating Agreements (JV partners) and NOC agreements as may be required.

Category Delivery Specialist Role - Deliver value through effective and efficient sourcing activity using the provisions of CMcp
Support the development of Contracts and Procurement Plan (CPP) with demand data for assigned sub categories.
Conduct relevant contractor due diligence processes and secure required approvals
Market analysis and contractor screening
Execute assigned sourcing activities typically including - development of contract strategy and bid list, prepare 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.
Execute post-award contract management and administration as directed. This will involve resolution of queries, supporting timely supplier invoice approvals, processing and negotiation of supplier change requests, providing commercial/contract advice to Project Management, 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, KPI drafting and tracking, Performance Review Meetings and other activities intended to drive improvement with supplier performance.
Ensure Local Content obligations are considered and incorporated into the procurement decisions as required.
Execute compliance activities including audit resolution as applicable.
Comply with all BP's policies and procedures.

Tasking - Conduct sourcing activities using 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 "contract fitness" activities to enable effective Backbone application.

Monitor compliance with mandatory process requirements including ABC supplier checks and use of latest approved global terms and conditions.
Facilitate local/regional Supplier Management 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.

Prepare and negotiate claims for defective work and backcharges as required
Use standard PSCM tools, systems and processes.
Comply with all laws and regulations in the region to mitigate compliance risks.
Execute post-award purchasing and P2P, including "3 bids and a buy" (note that this may also be executed by Procurement Services, GBS or the Line).

Execute and lead other activities as directed by the Project Manager or PSCM Manager.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree in Engineering, Business, Procurement, Quantity Surveying, Law, Management or other technical discipline.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal stakeholders across multiple disciplines, cultures and geographies, across the business and with suppliers.
Supply chain experience tendering and negotiating contracts and supplier management through execution to completion.
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.

Professional PSCM qualification (MCIPS) or equivalent.
Previous work experience in multiple industry market sectors.
PSCM role in a project team environment.

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