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Category Specialist

  • Job reference: 923728
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 04/02/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Category Specialist, based in Aberdeen.

Main Duties:
Working with the relevant market sector and commodity managers to implement sourcing processes to ensure delivery of business plans and market sector/commodity strategies;
The development of sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector / commodity strategies and specific business objectives (both local and global);
Understands business requirements for third party goods and services;
Developing and maintaining knowledge of relevant supply market places;
Engaging the business and provide guidance on PSCM process and risk management;
Manages supplier relationships, engagement and involvement;
Leading the full sourcing process which includes development of scope, supplier selection, commercial negotiation, and contract execution;
Provides on-going contract cost management and risk assessment;
Championing and supporting the deployment of the appropriate purchase to pay solution;
Ensuring the PSCM common processes are implemented, used and continually improved;
Coaching less experienced PSCM staff;
Participating in company networks, sharing information, best practices and lessons learned; -
Interfacing where relevant with the Indirect Procurement Operations Centre;
Effective utilization of IP Procurement Operations Center to deliver sourcing activities;
Work closely with Service Delivery Leads and Service Delivery Coordinators to assure sourcing delivery to the business stakeholders.

Experience & Knowledge:
Computer literate. Familiar with Microsoft Windows & Office software
Experience of SAP, or similar system, desirable
Engineering and subsea categories
Any Other Relevant Information: Positive attitude and motivated to succeed
Detail oriented Team Player
Able to learn new systems quickly
Exposure to the oil and gas industry beneficial
Willing to travel /work between Aberdeen and Falkirk, as required

Contract position
If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 923728.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.