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  • Job reference: RMS0121518

Procurement Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/03/2013
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The Company:
Major operator is seeking a Procurement Specialist for a one year + opportunity based in West Houston.

The Role:
Participates in and may lead the development and execution of sourcing initiatives.
Develop and execute sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector and commodity strategies.
The role includes understanding the local business objectives and desired outcomes, engaging internal customers, understanding options and risks associated with supply chain activities, building supplier relationships in order to achieve superior supplier performance, negotiating commercial terms to deliver best value solutions, and the measurement/reporting of the value delivered.
Working with the relevant market sector and commodity managers to implement sourcing processes to ensure delivery of business plans and market sector/commodity strategies;
The development of sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector / commodity strategies and specific business objectives (both local and global)
Understands business requirements for third party goods and services;
Developing and maintaining knowledge of relevant supply market places;
Engaging the business and provide guidance on process and risk management
Manages supplier relationships, engagement and involvement
Leading the full sourcing process which includes development of scope, supplier selection, commercial negotiation, and contract execution
Provides on-going contract cost management and risk assessment
Championing and supporting the deployment of the appropriate purchase to pay solution
Ensuring the common processes are implemented, used and continually improved
Coaching less experienced staff
Participating in company networks, sharing information, best practices and lessons learned
Interfacing where relevant with the Indirect Procurement Operations Centre
Effective utilization of IP Procurement Operations Center to deliver sourcing activities
Work closely with Service Delivery Leads and Service Delivery Coordinators to assure sourcing delivery to the business stakeholders
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