Company: Shell
Skills: Supply Chain Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Description

We're seeking an ambitious manager, with strong contracting and procurement experience, to help drive and influence our business performance. With every opportunity to create positive change and develop your career within a supportive, global company.

What's the role?

As Category Manager - Global Car Lease, you will get the chance to stretch your commercial instincts and make a real mark on our business strategy. You'll be managing supply chain agreements, getting the best value for Shell from complex strategies and deals, keeping abreast of supplier developments and identifying market opportunities. All with an impact on commercial performance.

In practice that means you'll be leading on category management for the lease or purchase contracts of light vehicles. Actively influencing spend and demand globally, driving cost saving targets, and implementing safety processes and practices, whilst helping to define a strategy that meets business priorities, standards and HR policies. More specific duties will include integrating category management with procurement delivery, and prioritizing and optimizing workplans.

To succeed, you'll need to thrive working globally, delivering multiple contracts. Key to this, will be your excellent people skills, and your flair for influencing a variety of internal and external stakeholders at every level. We'll be looking to you to nurture highly collaborative relationships, from suppliers and fleet management companies to colleagues within HR, Business, and Road Safety.

Where you fit in

You'll be part of Contracting and Procurement (C&P), sitting within the Functions and Technologies (F&T) team, which focuses on delivering C&P expertise and a competitive supply chain for HR services, Real Estate Facilities Management and Projects, Travel and Corporate Finance and Legal.

With deal sizes ranging from operational to strategic, small to large value, this is an environment where you'll be able to grow professionally and personally, playing a pivotal part in driving positive change in one of the world's largest companies and most developed procurement organizations.

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivaled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.


What we need from you

Hands-on and results-focused, you'll have extensive experience within contracting and procurement, combining operational skills with a strong commercial mindset and a natural fluency in business. We'd also expect to see a Bachelor's degree, preferably within Business, Finance or Logistics. Plus, a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Beyond that, we're keen to talk to men and women with as much of the following on your CV:
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations and complex tender evaluation.
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, fleet, finance and commercial issues.
  • Proven ability to focus on tangible value outcomes, translating strategy to outcomes.
  • Knowledge and proven implementation of HSSE, ethics and compliance.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills, with the ability to adapt and navigate challenging situations
Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women's perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

People with an impairment

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