Supply Chain Category Manager

Saudi Aramco

Title:  Supply Chain Category Manager

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Job Req ID:  7566

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Description: 

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

We are seeking a Supply Chain Category Manager to join our Unconventional Resources Supply Chain (URSC).
URSC enables Unconventional Resources to be developed economically and sustainably while contributing to the development of related services and industries in Saudi Arabia. The UR Supply Chain is a service organization that provides UR business users with the materials and services required to enable UR operations.
Your primary role will see you responsible for implementing the category management methodologies to support the UR operation. Through this role, you will play a central part in the development of category/subcategory demand forecasts, supply market analyses, and category management strategies. 
You will be responsible for implementing these strategies to maximize the total life cycle value obtained from the categories. In addition, you will lead supplier relationship management activities.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will perform the following:
Participate in the development of demand forecasts and identify implications of such forecasts.
In collaboration with the conventional Procurement & Supply Chain organization you will develop category management strategies for drilling and completions categories and sub-categories, considering both the internal UR requirements and supply market conditions, to maximize the total life cycle value delivered to UR business users. You will develop category workbooks and procurement strategies to be implemented over the next ten years and present these strategies to key stakeholders and management. You will also ensure that category strategies comply with legal requirements and company policies, value assurance frameworks and business principles.
Prioritize strategic sourcing activities for the categories/sub-categories, and lead the execution of these activities (implementing the category strategies), including supply market engagement, preparation of RFP/RFX, evaluation of responses, negotiations, and development of strategic agreements. Supplier Develop segmented supplier relationship engagement models for suppliers, monitor supplier/category performance, and engage with suppliers to improve performance. Build and maintain effective relationships with major contractors and suppliers at top management level, leveraging such relationships with relevant markets to provide current and insightful market intelligence.
Coordinate with UR business users, technical proponents, and other UR Supply Chain functions (such as tactical procurement and materials management) to ensure that the maximum value is obtained from the categories. Coordination with conventional Procurement & Supply Chain: Coordinate with category managers in the conventional Saudi Aramco Supply Chain organization, to ensure alignment of category strategies at the corporate level and a unified approach to market for strategic categories while utilizing your extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that UR implements a cost-efficient and effective category management function.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree would be desirable.
You must have a minimum of 10 years of progressive field-based experience in the oil and gas industry with deep and extensive knowledge of either drilling fluids category management and commodities OR drilling and completions category management and commodities.
You will have experience working within unconventional resources and possess sound knowledge hydraulic fracking, Drilling & Completions and understanding of Drilling Fluids, coring, mud logging, associated materials and services.
You should also have knowledge of JD Edwards, Ariba, Oracle and SAP systems.
Working environment
Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.
At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development. We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

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Country/Region:  SA

To apply for this job please visit careers.aramco.com.

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