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Supply Chain Specialist- category management - A

  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: : BBBH107326
  • Location: USA, Texas, Houston
  • Sector: Sales & Business Dev, Oil and Gas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 22/05/2017
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Specialist (Contractor), Global Supply Chain - Category Management.

This position will be based in Houston, TX.

The successful candidate will have strong sourcing and contracting skills and will be expected to work in a team atmosphere supporting a variety of category needs. The primary focus areas will be Operations and Maintenance, Logistics, Freight Forwarding, MRO, and Production Chemicals. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with limited supervision and will need to plan for and manage his/her daily activities and complex projects/issues. The successful candidate will be expected to apply analytical, technical, and industry knowledge, standards and practices to routine assignments and complex projects. The Specialist will work closely and develop strong business relationships with Business Partners globally to define the best solutions, which address priority business needs or issues. The ability to conduct necessary analysis, devise and present appropriate approaches and solutions, and ensure the timely delivery of high quality services is a must. A strong contracting background, negotiation skills, interpersonal skills and attention to detail are essential for success in this role. The Specialist (Contractor) will support specific projects/initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of GSC and actively cultivate strong relationships with contractors and suppliers via facilitation of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) engagements.

Implement SRM across assigned categories
Provide sourcing and contracting support for to the category managers
Negotiate legal and commercial terms that achieve optimal business results
Evaluate proposals with the business partner to identify the best solution instead of the ideal technical solution or lowest price
Identify key contract risks and the associated mitigation strategies
Ensure compliance with legislative regulations and corporate policies and procedures (Sarbanes-Oxley, FCPA, etc.)
Work with business partners to understand business needs/requirements and define GSC services needed to address these needs/requirements
Develop and maintain strong relationships with business partners, keeping them fully informed of changes to specification/terms of service with a particular supplier/contractor
Develop working relationships that motivate suppliers/contractors to deliver required level of service and to facilitate the speedy and effective resolution of issues, as needed
Apply industry knowledge and use available tools to offer alternative approaches/solutions where other 'fit for purpose' options do not exist
Plan and schedule work activities, within prescribed parameters
Complete Lean training and promote innovation and continual process improvement throughout GSC
Skills/Competencies (E=Essential, I=Important, P=Preferred):

E - Ability to negotiate and execute various contract types including: Long Term "Call-Off" Service Agreements, Consulting, Equipment and Materials, etc.
E - Strong interpersonal, communication and analytic skills
E - Ability to perform under pressure and to adjust to changing priorities.
E - Strong computer skills including SAP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.
E - Demonstrates strong organization/time management and prioritization skills
E - Ability to work alone or on a team
E - Written and verbal communication skills
E - Understanding of contract legal terms and conditions and various compensation models
I - Ability to expand role and take on more responsibility over time for professional development
I - Ability to build rapport with GSC Management
I - Knowledge and application of contracting methodologies, risk analysis and principles of contract law
P - Knowledge of oil and gas production operations

5 years professional level work experience in Supply Chain, Exploration and Production related experience is a plus.

Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or Engineering required.

For more information about this role please contact our Houston office