Senior Buyer - Fort Saskatchewan, AB in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


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Jobs and Careers Shell Canada Limited Senior Buyer - Fort Saskatchewan, AB Job ID: U26326 Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
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At Shell, we are celebrating a century of operations in Canada. We?ve been named a Top 100 Employer for ten consecutive years, and recognized as a leader in sustainable development since 1991. Our focus on innovation and technology has made us a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of refined petroleum products. We are Canada's largest producer of sulphur and one of the largest oil sands developers in the country.
As we look ahead to the next 100 years, we need creative, ambitious and innovative professionals who can help us achieve our goals and help grow our business. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, global opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let's make a real difference together. Responsibilities:
This position supports business activity at the Scotford Manufacturing (Downstream), located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta that comprises both Refinery and Chemical units. The combined NSP for the site is 39.1 with an equivalent capacity of 1591 thousand barrels on the refining side. The site employs roughly 430 Shell employees.
This position is accountable for the overall development and delivery of maintenance and reliability procurement strategies to maximize the value of spend on a life cycle basis and end-to-end implementation.
The responsibilities are:
Interface with Peers in the Americas cluster, Regional Procurement Managers, Category Managers to align strategies, maximize business opportunities and ensure shared learning, across North America
Co-ordinate the end-to-end CMCP(Category Management and Contracting Process) from determination of business needs through contract management
Obtain active support on key procurement goals and objectives via local stakeholder engagement
Identify Maintenance business requirements and provide procurement support to meet these requirements
Lead the development of contracting strategies including tender, negotiation and award and the post-award management and performance improvements of the resultant contracts
Deliver value improvements to achieve site cost reduction targets
Provide contract management for assigned contracts
Ensure compliance with established strategies, contracts, policies,and procedures
Manage relationships with key third party providers so as to meet business challenges and identify improvement opportunities
Develop new commercial ideas and opportunities to enable the business to meet current and prospective business challenges
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the supply market for the Maintenance category including; a strong understanding of the drivers of value and cost for principal providers in the market, strong knowledge of the risks in the market and how best to respond, and a clear view of the ways in which we can most beneficially shape the market
Interface and collaborate across operations and projects to consolidate opportunities to leverage third party spend
Maintain full understanding of CP (Contracting and Procurement) policies and procedures, Tender Board processes, and related processes and procedures
Develop Tender Board submittals for local strategies
Prioritize demanding workload
Develop effective plan for meeting required deadlines
Leading edge management of sophisticated contracts
Value delivery in an environment with continuous pressure to reduce costs
Supply Chain Management college degree or Bachelor of Commerce degree coupled with work experience, but will consider years of experience in directly related field
Experience in developing/executing services and material contracts
Evidence of Enterprise first values and behaviours
Well organized and able to manage competing priorities
Able to develop and present sound business cases to senior leadership in support of planned strategies
Great teamwork, results delivery, and communications skills.
3-5 years of related experience.
Application Deadline: Friday 27 January 2012
Number of Vacancies: 2
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Category:  Sales  |  Address:  Fort Saskatchewan Alberta

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