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PSCM Category Specialist II

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/09/2014
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The Company:
An Oil & Gas Operator

The Role:
The role takes direction from the HSSE, Operations Services & Equipment Category Lead and supports / executes category management responsibilities in the HSSE, Operations Services & Equipment category. The role will support the global Category Lead to deliver business value providing analytical support and by sourcing goods and services from Company approved suppliers within the boundaries of approved budgets and in compliance with laws and regulations. The role also supports supplier management activities as directed.
Category Analyst Role
• Provide analytical support to assess spend, assess contract requirements, assess market intelligence data, and other analysis as required.
• Produce required reports to support category execution and demonstrate performance.
• Supports sourcing activity as directed 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 as directed.
• Execute assigned sourcing activities typically including - development of bid packages, supporting bid proposal evaluation, providing analysis of results,
• Support contract negotiations as directed.
• Support post-award contract management and administration as directed. 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, KPIs, scheduling of PRMs, and other activities intended to drive better supplier performance.
• Support compliance activities including audit resolution as applicable.
• Comply with all Client’s policies and procedures.

As directed by the HSSE, Operations Services & Equipment Category Lead:
• Provide analytical support to assess spend, assess contract requirements, assess market intelligence data, and other analysis as required. Produce required reports to support category execution and demonstrate performance.
• Support/conduct sourcing activities utilizing Company approved systems (e.g., Ariba). Contribute to the 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 as directed.
• 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.
• Comply 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 Client’s Code of Conduct and practice ethical business behaviour, using reasonable care to monitor suppliers and contractors working for CLIENT to ensure they work in a manner consistent with the Code.
• Other activities as directed by Category Lead

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree in Engineering, Procurement or other technical discipline or at least 5 years work experience in similar role.
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.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Professional PSCM qualification (MCIPS) or equivalent.
Previous work experience including internships
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