Company: Shell
Skills: Supply Chain Management
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
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Job Description

Where you fit in

Are you looking for your next career challenge? We are looking global Supply Chain leaders who are experts in formulating world-class, multi-category strategies for tier 1 organisations, to join a new team within Shell.

Supply Chain is a critical enabler for Shell to achieve its ambition to become the World Class Investment Case. The Manage Supply Chain (MSC) Team is the Global Centre of Excellence supporting the delivery of a competitively differentiated inbound Supply Chain for Shell. The group works across Lines of Business: Upstream, Integrated Gas/New Energies, and Downstream operated and non-operated ventures. Being responsible for delivery of Supply Chain strategies and solutions, including innovations and digitalization, and drive aspirational targets of the company. The challenge is to catch up with- or even beat leading supply chains like Technology (Amazon, Uber), Automotive (BMW) and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Unilever).

Picture the future of Supply Chain and robotics, Internet of Things, machine learning, 3D printing, and blockchain probably come to mind. As we continue the transition towards a faster-paced and connected world, new agile ways of working are required to adopt these and other technologies in MSC. We promote a mindset that prioritizes frontline obsession, innovation & replication, simplicity & focus, and long-term problem-solving. Hands-on support, driving intimacy with business partners across all lines of businesses and co-creating solutions that transform Shell's Supply Chain - it is what we do.

This is a reason why we are looking for you: committed to driving business bottom line improvements, having a strong appetite to apply end-to-end supply chain thinking and a desire to introduce innovative and externally competitive concepts.

What's the role?

Leading a team of 7 senior category & procurement professionals, this role looks holistically at major spend areas, to strike & manage the best deals with global suppliers, provide strong support to frontlines and drive collaboration between Technical and Commercial teams enabling fit-for-purpose specifications.

The key objective is to develop and implement the best category and contracting strategies and deals in compliance with the global MSC Category strategy, the Group and local Standards, based on price, demand, specifications, linked to business requirements and market insights and impacting the bottom-line. Success in this role requires rigorous SC optimization, supplier collaboration, innovation, external benchmarking and "should cost" modeling. Category Managers form inclusive, collaborative, cross-functional communities with frontline teams, and suppliers.

Accountabilities include:
  • Develop, execute and manage highly effective, collaborative and company-wide category strategies to accelerate impactful business partnerships across all MSC categories in Assets and Projects
  • Develop MSC Category Excellence solutions and deployment approaches and, in collaboration with Assets/Projects, develop value opportunity map and implementation plan
  • Develop clear and effective category plans for all spend areas within the MSC scope and align them with Asset Gap Closure Plan and Group Standards requirements.
  • Demonstrate leadership in supplier relationship management to ensure business and strategic objectives are met and develop and maintain a best-in-class network of innovative partners that drives value and maximizes their service levels.
  • Identify and qualify potential new partners to ensure best in class cost, service delivery, operational excellence and service levels.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

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 the transparent recruitment processes, 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 in 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.


What we need from you

We are looking for a proven C&P leader who has managed a global team of category managers. You will have defined and implemented a multi-category strategy, ideally covering materials, warehousing, land/marine/aviation transport, and maintenance services. You will have formulated and implemented long-term global sourcing and procurement strategies for large organizations.

You will be a strategic thinker with a strong commercial mindset and business acumen. You will have a strong knowledge of best practices from other leading supply chain organisations and possession of market insights and trends to apply in creating a competitive supply chain of Shell.
  • Experience in formulating long term sourcing and procurement strategies at global and at an asset level that is fully aligned with- and enable the delivery of the business strategy
  • Strategic thinking, strong commercial mindset and business acumen, preferably gained via 'hands-on' CP roles/ front-line experience or Asset commercial/New Business Development experience
  • Mastery skill in Category Management and Contracting Process
  • Experience in 2 or more following categories within the scope (materials, maintenance, turnaround, warehouse, and logistics)
  • External knowledge of best practices from other Oil & Gas majors and/or other industries, possess strong market insights and trends to apply in creating a competitive supply chain for Shell
  • Skilful in working in a virtual environment and able to leverage stakeholders using multiple forms of communication effectively (verbal, written, virtual), form inclusive, collaborative, cross-functional communities (business partners, category teams, CP frontline teams and suppliers) that co-create solutions in support of our CP aspiration to "deliver the world's most competitive supply chains"
Candidates will exhibit MSC behaviors:
  • Frontline Passion
  • One Team
  • Simplicity and Focus
  • Innovate & Replicate
  • Fix for the long haul


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