Category Team Lead - Engineering & MRO

12 August 2019


Key Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for Engineering and MRO service & materials contracts and call-offs
  • Leads a line-facing team focusing on day-to-day procurement transaction and delivery of services and materials
  • Implements common processes, to enable efficient and compliant procurement transactions
  • Establishes, identifies and implements continuous improvement opportunities on procurement processes, policies and procedures
  • Deploys contractor safety management program, contractor oversight, schedule of responsibilities, and implements risk mitigation plans
  • Identifies Engineering and MRO risks (sector/supplier/contract) and develops and implements risk mitigation plans as part of sector strategies and sourcing
  • Develops and implements Engineering and MRO Category Management and Contracting Plans
  • Leads strategic sourcing of delegated categories
  • Leads Engineering and MRO Categories supplier performance management, including facilitation of Performance Review Meetings
  • Deliver robust cost management and minimize business risk through ensuring rigorous contract management controls

Essential Experience

  • Creates a working environment that recognises expertise, encourages high performance and entrepreneurial risk taking to land pragmatic solutions to complex business issues
  • Significant experience gained leading teams in a project environment in Engineering and MRO.
  • Managing significant spend typically up to $ 500 million per annum
  • Leading procurement strategy across international operations
  • Working across disciplines and cross-functional teams
  • Strong HSE management leadership skills Experience
  • Procurement & execution in complex international environments within the Oil or gas industry (e.g. major Projects, engineering, or construction, or production operations and support)
  • Engagement in complex negotiations with international suppliers
  • Experience of delivering to other time zones and cultural environments


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