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Our client, a major Oil and Gas company, is looking for a Supply Chain Management Specialist III to work on a 12-month contract in Houston, TX.
Lead and support the development and implementation of complex categories and like services, to achieve lower total cost of ownership, mitigate risk and deliver higher value for the company Renewable Organization (Power Operations).
Work with Power Operations key stakeholders to support operational reliability (determine high-risk part list, safety stock inventory, tracking of materials requiring preservation activities, identify critical inventory, long-lead items and usage patterns by geography).
Accountable for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for agreements/relationships.
Specific Accountabilities Support SCM Manager, and coordinate with Business Partner (BP) and stakeholders (BU) to ensure agreements that are developed mitigate risk and deliver competitive advantage to the company by:
Supporting SCM Manager, while working with cross-functional teams, to understand holistic processes to better support Power Operations requirements in a sustainable way (fit for purpose);
Development and implementation of contracting strategies that align with operational goals, including but not limited to: IE, local suppliers, annual spends, high transaction volumes not CM managed, # of current suppliers providing same service in same geographical area, determining best buying channel.
Execute sourcing strategies, from proposal development and solicitation to contract negotiation, to recommending solutions and contract execution.
Interpret Market Intelligence to drive category strategies and provide direction to stakeholders (i.e., raising changes in market conditions which could have an impact to cost or schedule).
Manage cross-functional teams to build comprehensive category strategies utilizing market intelligence, demand management, sustainability, supplier diversity and total cost of ownership, with follow through metrics as required to assure performance, supply continuity and manage risk.
Drive contract utilization with effective implementation plans, metrics and reporting.
Tracking current and emerging market intelligence (trends, indices, cause/effect, etc.); and
Managing contract lists and systems so all internal parties have visibility into available agreements for use.
Coordinate with suppliers, BP and BU to ensure realization of the value intended for agreements through effective contract management activities including, but not limited to:
Contract interpretation and compliance.
Investigation and resolution of systemic contractual issues; and
Ensure assigned category(ies) are procured in a manner which mitigates risk and provides the highest overall total value to the company.
Internal Stakeholder Management:
Assist BP in strategy development, advocate the use of the negotiated contracts and influence strategy implementation.
Support the development and implementation of category strategies.
Coordinate with Legal to ensure proper ACTs are being used and negotiate mark-ups from suppliers, as needed.
Working with Power OPS BU to set-up purchasing REQ abilities via SailPoint; and
Oracle - helping the BU with putting in REQs, issuing POs, invoice resolution.
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM):
Lead SRM activities through the relationship lifecycle including segmentation, governance, performance management, etc.
Manage the supplier base, develop new suppliers and improve and strengthen current relationships.
Unify Integration for Power Ops; and
Ensuring Power Ops suppliers are set-up in the necessary systems. (ASL, Oracle, ISNet, etc.).
Responsible for complex requests, negotiating agreements which facilitate the efficient and effective release of discrete work packages by SCM operational teams.
Responsible for optimizing and leveraging SCM processes, policies and tools with the potential for corporate financial impact (i.e., cost savings):
Supports Power Operations Business Unit
Contacts (Working Relationships)
Coordinates cross-functional teams consisting of technical SMEs, operations SCM personnel, Law and other stakeholders, as required, in the development and implementation of sourcing agreements (e.g., master agreements)
Required to communicate commercial and contractual issues to internal clients
Communications are complicated by the commercial depth and breadth of the work, the complexity of integrating objectives with other stakeholders, and the need for influencing change and acceptance of new methods in internal clients and external stakeholders, e.g. manage stakeholder expectations, establish and adjust priorities, manage supplier dispute resolution process
Negotiates with and influences internal and external stakeholders
Collaborates with Sr Business Partner and/or Manager as required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
University degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible and related experience in the SCM field
Strong experience in renewables industry dealing with key vendors and suppliers in this field
Proven communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills, with influencing and persuasive talents
Experience negotiating commercial agreements
Ability to manage concurrent initiatives and conflicting priorities
Ability to monitor and manage supplier relationships and performance with minimal supervision
Ability to build collaborative relationships and share best practices, lessons learned
NOTE: an additional 3-years of related experience is required for candidates who do not possess a university degree.
Experience with Oracle, SAP, MS Office and Power BI
Enrollment in the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) / Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation program or equivalent is an asset
Typical office environment
Minimal travel required, e.g., project sites, domestic and foreign suppliers, warehouses, company locations, occasionally requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)