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Shell Business Operations
Data aktualizacji: 2019-07-19
Kraków, małopolskie
BPO/SSC, Sprzedaż, Zakupy
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Shell Business Operations
Senior Buyer - Contract Management
Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.

Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of six Business Service Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.

Senior Buyer - Contract Management
Senior Buyer - Contract Management
Work location: Kraków

Job description:

The CP (Contracting and Procurement) Operations Upstream Projects and Wells (UPW) team is part of the Global and EMEAR Region CP Operations function. As a part of the UPW team within EMEAR is responsible for negotiating and managing an Operational and Tactical portfolio of Contracts, which includes a wide range of Low Risk HSSE Contracts and many Medium Risk HSSE Contracts. Position focus will be to support Upstream operational and tactical contracts. 


  • Develop, tender and negotiate contracts in line with the business demand.

  • Strategically manage low/medium risk contract spend by working in close coordination with Enterprise/Global and Category Managers and CP in the Business colleagues.

  • Maximize value from existing Operational Contracts and implement new Local and Framework Agreements and Category contracts.

  • Ensure continuity of supply through managing ad-hoc new business requirements in accordance with operational spend management principles.

  • Upstream Cost Improvement Savings targets tied to overall  business targets.

  • Analysis of cost basis of procurement operations in the existing contracts for continuous improvement.

  • Collaboration with Global Category/Category Managers and cross-border Upstream peers as well as other work-streams of CP in the Business peers.

  • Opportunity to make an impact on bottom line savings.

  • Importance of maintaining a strong continuous improvement mindset.

  • Need to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances/priorities virtual team.




  • Fluent English (written & oral) – mandatory for role.

  • Some awareness/knowledge of SAP Blueprint and RtP process will be very beneficial.

  • Experience with commercial transactions or negotiation is essential.

  • Some exposure to market analysis is preferable.

  • Attractive opportunity for an owner of a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in any Commercial Discipline, including Law, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain/CP, Business/Management (inc. HR) and Marketing.

  • Ability to make decisions and execute with support of stakeholders even under circumstances of ambiguity of information without full picture known.

  • Proven self-starter with examples of using own initiative.

  • Proven track record of execution excellence and delivering results.

  • Well organised and able to manage competing priorities without a lot of direction and support from the line.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently.

  • Good communications and inter-personal skills essential.

  • Very good commercial sense and understanding of procurement.

  • Demonstrate a sound track record of delivery in a commercial environment and be able to show good customer focus.

  • The successful candidate can be sponsored for CIPS qualification to obtain Chartership qualification.  


Number of Vacancies: 3

Benefits of working at Shell:
  • Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
  • Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
  • Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
  • Attractive salary and bonuses
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
  • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
  • Opportunity to participate in social and community projects

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer