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

We're seeking an expert in negotiation and contracts, with the kind of commercial talent that will see you making your mark on business strategy. This is a role that will grow your leadership skills, as you contribute to Shell's future success.

What's the role?

As Global Category Manager, you'll bring your contracting and procurement expertise to help optimise competitive commercial activities that support the IT category, covering 'Connectivity' and 'Productivity' and developing and delivering on contract strategy.

Pro-active and highly motivated, you'll thrive using your commercial experience to develop the very best supply chain and procurement tactics, always with a mind to how you can translate strategy into business outcomes. Your challenge will be to deliver on a range of commercial activities, from managing tenders and bids to driving negotiations, whilst you also identify opportunities for improvements within the market.

aturally, you'll be an excellent communicator, confident influencing and nurturing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. That means, understanding the commercial needs of internal teams, working with colleagues to collaboratively propose competitive solutions, and providing extensive coaching and support to other team members.

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 unrivalled 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

We're keen to hear from men and women with extensive, relevant experience in negotiating and managing high value contracts. Along with your Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business or Engineering, and proven professional experience, we'd hope to also see the following on your CV:

  • A good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.
  • An ability to cope with complexity and uncertainty, with proven adaptability skills.
  • MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) qualification will also be an advantage.
  • Affinity with IT.
  • Telecoms knowledge would be considered as a prerequiste.


An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential...


  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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