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Senior Buyer

  • Kraków, małopolskie
  • Specjalista
  • 18.12.2017

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    Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of seven Business Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.

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    Senior Buyer
    Miejsce pracy: Kraków
    Job ID: 39426BR
    Position purpose:
    • 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 (Contracting and Procurement) in the business (CPiB) colleagues
    • Maximize value from Operational/Tactical contracts and implement Framework Agreements and category contracts
    • Work with regional Trading House Procurement managers to optimize spend through Trading Houses
    • Ensure continuity of supply through managing ad-hoc business requirements in accordance with tail spend management principles
    • Monitor contract and contractor performance
    • Become a fully embedded member of the CP group supporting

    Prinicple Accountabilities:  

    • Work with stakeholders within to execute commercial work plans and deliver substantial value by:
      • Developing and executing fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for operational/tactical spend, aligned with CP in the Business and Category Management strategies
      • Implement and manage operational/tactical agreements 
        Assuring supply of contracts at market competitive terms and conditions
      • Utilizing LEAN and ESSA practices to streamline and improve performance
      • Support and drive various projects to further streamline the CP Process
      • Leverage best practices and external market dynamics to deliver value
      • Operationalize selected Framework Agreements
      • Reduce/rationalize number of Contracts/Suppliers
      • Deliver end-to-end cost savings impacting RDS bottom line


    • Identify CP strategic opportunities to improve the total cost of ownership
    • Adapt rapidly to changing circumstances/priorities
    • Ability to work as part of a virtual team
    • University Degree required or equivalent CP experience
    • Sound understanding of general Business CP requirements and CP's role and contribution to Business bottom line
    • Ability to informally manage and lead a team
    • Some awareness of SAP and RtP process is beneficial.
    • Experience with commercial transactions or negotiation is essential.
    • Ability to make decisions and execute with support of stakeholders
    • Proven track record of execution excellence and delivering results
    • Highly driven team player with ability to build long term relationships
    • Ability to recognize and highlight cross business opportunities
    • Well organized and able to manage competing priorities
    • Customer service mindset
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently
    • Good communications and inter-personal skills
    • Very good commercial sense and understanding of procurement
    • Enthusiasm and energy
    • Fluent English (written & oral)
    • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the Group CMCP process and commercial contract management technique
    • Demonstrate a sound track record of delivery in a commercial environment and be able to show good customer focus

    Benefits of working at Shell:

    • Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
    • Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
    • Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
    • Attractive salary and bonuses
    • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
    • Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
    • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
    • Opportunity to participate in social and community projects
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    People with disabilities are welcome

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