Senior Buyer
5d ago


The Contracts & Procurement (CP) Operations - Integrated Gas, Projects & New Energies Team consists of CP professionals responsible for negotiating and managing 3rd Party Spend portfolio for Projects, driving use of the proper Procurement Channel, managing Tail Spend, supporting Framework Agreement implementation as appropriate in line with Category Strategies and implementing process automation where possible.

This role is accountable for utilizing market knowledge and business drivers to develop g fit-for purpose commercial strategies and executing sourcing activities end to end across multiple business’s projects, and categories while ensuring compliance to HSSE, Ethics & Compliance and Shell Control Framework.

This is an opportunity to see various parts of the Royal Dutch Shell businesses through a CP lens and demonstrate imperative behaviors such as Commercial Mindset, External Focus and Speed of delivery.

The role has a direct impact on delivery of business cost improvement through 3rd Party Spend management with focus on Sourcing and Contract management with suppliers and maximizing value generation from dedicated categories.

  • Setting and executing sourcing activities end to end across multiple Businesses / Functions
  • Manage a Medium complexity and Medium touch Contract portfolio
  • Develop, tender and negotiate contracts in line with the Business Demand
  • Demonstrate HSSE behaviors in dealings with colleagues / contractors
  • Strategically manage Tail-end Spend by working in close coordination with Enterprise Category Managers and CP in the Business (CPiB) colleagues
  • Maximize value from Tactical and Operational contracts and implement Enterprise Framework Agreements and Category contracts
  • Channel Management including liaise with Regional Trading House Procurement Managers to optimize spend through Trading Houses, or other proper procurement channel e.g. P-Card, PO etc.
  • Ensure continuity of supply through managing ad-hoc business requirements in accordance with Tail-spend Management principles.
  • Creating a deeper business partnership within the scope of the role focused to deliver maximum business value
  • Developing and executing fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend, aligned with CMCP guidelines and with CPiB and Category Management strategies
  • Utilize market knowledge and business drivers to develop and execute fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend, aligned with CMCP guidelines
  • Provide a strong commercial influence with optimizing demand and specifications
  • Support Manage the Tail initiatives and rationalize the number of Contracts / Suppliers
  • Develop and share best practices and external market dynamics to deliver value
  • Identify, develop, and implement Continuous Improvement (CI) opportunities to streamline and improve performance supporting Upstream, Projects, Wells (UPW) Delivery PM
  • Ensure compliance with all Ethics & Compliance and Shell Control Framework requirements in the CP process
  • Deliver end-to-end cost savings impacting RDS bottom line
  • Value Delivery ( 5% p.a)
  • HSSE, Tactical & Operational Contract Management, Compliance, E2E operational excellence
  • Given the special challenges brought about by the pandemic - this role is expected to rigorously look for opportunities to deliver contributions for the 3 Cs - Care, Cash Generation and Continuity of Supplies.

    This role will also pioneer a true end to end Contracting & Procurement support with the focus in Contracting but also supporting the end to end RtP Process.

    This means that the successful candidate is also accountable in ensuring an efficient end to end RtP process for Shell's tail spend.

    Key tactics to leverage on for Contracting are Demand & Specification Management and Cost.

    For RtP, key tactics to be adapted and implemented from the contracting phase are the RtP Waste Free Enablers


    For contracting - 3rd party spend of around $20-25 mln per annum, managing between 25-45 operational contracts depending on specific category.

    Key stakeholders will be contract holder, contract owners, global category team and suppliers.

    For RtP, 400-500 PO line items with a consistent drive for automation and process improvements to ensure a decrease in volume of PO rework, Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) and Technical Queries (TQ).

  • Proven track record of execution excellence and delivering result
  • A degree level Business or Engineering or proven experience in CP
  • Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations and complex tender evaluation
  • Good understanding of strategic technical legal finance taxation and commercial issues
  • Highly driven, 'can do', inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner
  • Is understood and is credible at all levels in Shell
  • Focused on tangible value outcomes for the enterprise, translates strategy to outcomes
  • Brings external market or supplier into the conversation
  • Mix of operational experience and global or regional corporate roles, multiple LOB
  • Uncompromising on HSSE, ethics and compliance is a must have in all CP
  • Collaborates and integrates within CP and with business
  • Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals.
  • Proven track record of execution excellence & delivering high quality results with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as individual contributor in a global, virtual team, being flexible with hours and travel
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries and interface with varying levels of management
  • Strong Analytical, Interpersonal, Communication, Influencing & Stakeholder Management Skills.
  • Well organized, able to manage competing priorities and adapt rapidly to changing circumstances / priorities
  • Amenable to follow Australia time and holiday - the daily routine will follow as per asset / project working hours and holidays.
  • Business Partnering Knowledge

    Analyze Markets and Cost Models Skill

    End-to-End Category & Sourcing Strategies Skill

    Deal Making and Negotiation Knowledge

    Supplier and Post-Award Contract Management Knowledge

    Process. Systems, Information and Data Management Skill

    Materials Management and Warehouse Operations Knowledge

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    We enable Shell to operate in a global-competitive and ever-changing business environment.

    A career in Shell will offer you remarkable opportunities for growth, true experience across different business areas and the tools you need to discover and develop your skills within the energy industry.

    We’re looking for qualified individuals with the drive to create significant business impact, as well as to collaborate with a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds.

    If you are a great team player, possess superior communication skills and problem solving abilities, join us and see the impact that you can make across our global business.

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