Category Specialist

19 October 2018


Reporting to the Category Manager - Offshore, the incumbent in this position will be primarily accountable for high and medium risk criticality categories.
Specifically, the Category Advisor will be responsible for managing the strategic sourcing, contract administration, and supplier performance and relationships aspects of their designated categories. The incumbent will lead the strategy development, sourcing and award activities for high criticality categories as directed by the Category Manager. Working closely with the Business Units, suppliers and other stakeholders, they will be responsible for applying the Strategic Sourcing Methodology

Specifically, they will be responsible to ensure suppliers are appropriately qualified, selected, and monitored for performance in accordance with the standards defined by HOIMS. In collaboration with business unit stakeholders, they will work to ensure contracts clearly define supplier expectations, deliverables, and any other requirements as deemed necessary to meet business standards.

This will be a 1-year contract with a possibility of extension. Typical working hours are Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm.

* Develop and execute enterprise-wide high and medium risk category strategies by leading cross-functional teams through category management process, based on an agreed-upon Delivery Plan and other business strategies approved by management * Manage the overall sourcing process including RFx development and completion through the use of available technologies * Negotiate and administer contracts and contract changes as applicable * Work with business unit contract owners to drive supplier performance and compliance * Ensure all SCM processes, contract documentation and master data changes are coordinated within the function, collaborating closely with all functions within SCM

MUST HAVE Qualifications:
* Undergraduate Degree in a technical business or related discipline * 5 years of experience working in Supply Chain Management * Supply Chain Management, discipline specific experience in a category * Previous experience developing pre-award sourcing strategies * Previous experience executing and evaluating RFx * Previous experience negotiating contracts and contract changes * Previous experience with contract administration * Previous experience creating and maintaining master data (i.e. service masters, vendor masters) * Previous experience reporting savings, key dates for sourcing activities, and other SCM information * Previous experience with contract repository management * Strong proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel

NICE to HAVE Qualifications:
* MBA or MSc Degree
* Professional Supply Chain certification (SCMP, CSCP, CPM, CPSM) * Oil & Gas industry experience * Previous experience using Ariba or similar eSourcing platform * Experience using SAP MM module

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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