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Category Specialist (Logistics, Vessels & Aviation)

  • Job reference: 919945
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Project Controls
  • Date posted: 04/06/2018

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Category Specialist (Logistics, Vessels & Aviation), based in Aberdeen

Responsibilities will include:
Undertake category assessments to generate innovative opportunities and robust strategic sourcing plans.
Ensure value is maximised from the contract negotiation through the whole life cycle of the category.
Working with key internal stakeholders, manage all procurement activity across expenditure categories. This includes the creation and implementation of category plans that will ensure delivery in line with business objectives, regulatory requirements and the landing of all value negotiated
Source and procure a range of goods and services across one or more expenditure categories ensuring optimum value for money within defined service and quality criteria.
Identify opportunities for, lead and evaluate competitive tenders and proposals for the supply of goods and services negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters and applying judgement as to what constitutes an acceptable level of contractual risk and supply resilience.
Draft, negotiate and obtain agreement to commercial contracts ensuring that operational and commercial risks to business are fully understood and minimised
Within the Category Management framework, support the Category Manager in the development, building and maintenance of supplier engagement through appraisal and performance monitoring, value analysis, continuous improvement, supplier / supply base development, compliance and demand management.
Coordinate multiple stakeholder interfaces/touch points across the business to ensure a consistent approach.
Ensure compliance to contract terms, both legal and commercial (including value delivery) and management of contractual risk. Agree with the Category Manager, and/or stakeholders steps to ensure remediation or reduction.
Provide an effective overview of supplier performance to contract and support operational teams, if performance issues arise.
Support the Category Manager in resolving contractual and supplier disputes where they occur, protecting the interests of the business at all times. Engage legal team if required and gain remedial/recompense for the business if appropriate.
Consult in the budgeting process in relation to supplier spend and engage on supplier cost saving initiatives, leading where appropriate.
Challenge requirements and re-negotiate contracts in life and at renewal to optimise value and drive cost savings.

Specific strong category experience including Logistics - Aviation, Vessels, Shore based services would be desirable.

Contract position - (maternity cover - approx 12 months)

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 919945

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