Category Specialist - RD&T Seismic in Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom

at Orion Group
Location Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Date Posted March 20, 2020
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Category Specialist – RD&T SeismicThe role will primarily support the global Seismic Category Leads in development and implementing Category strategies, managing Category demand, managing supplier relationships, delivering business value, supporting S2C sourcing and contracting delivery, ensuring compliance, and reducing operational risk through efficient and effective delivery in line with demand plans.Job descriptionSupport the development, delivery, and implementation of Global Category Strategies (GCS) for Seismic acquisition, data processing, and data library/license.Support the development and management of accurate demand forecasts and demand data for assigned Sub-Categories. Work with Line representatives to align the Category Management Plan with most current businessUnderstand the range of products/services inside Category, supply characteristics and the interdependencies of the global and regional supply market (i.e., market intelligence)Manage relationships with senior stakeholders such as Res Dev Director of Geophysics and Seismic Delivery, Region Seismic Delivery Managers, and VP Exploration while influencing sourcing and contracting decisions.Identify, evaluate, and develop innovative solutions for supply of seismic acquisition, processing, and license procurement.Support S&C in execution of sourcing and contracting to deliver effective and efficient sourcing activity; conformance with CMcp, compliance with relevant laws and regulations, assurance of spend within approved budgets and where applicable, JF partner and NOC approval.Work closely with CAMs to support supplier management activities by providing performance data against agreed KPIs, addressing HSSE performance, implementing and managing supplier CIPs (Continuous Improvement Plans)/PIPs (Performance Improvement Plans) asSupport RD&T PSCM in the management of contracts for the global category – working with Procurement Services, Line/CAMs, Technology Commercial Management, and Category teams (including contract renewals, change requests / variations, cost management, ).Coordinate and engage HSE, Quality, Finance, Technical and Legal specialists as required to support sourcing and supplier managementMonitor and support compliance with mandatory process requirements including CDD and ABC Supplier checks and use of latest approved terms and conditions.For relevant categories, liaise with GBS to ensure demand is managed in a timely and effective manner.Plan and drive growth in technical, personal, and leadership capabilities through ongoing development focus and effort and utilization of the PSCM Academy development resources.RequiermentsUniversity degree in Engineering, Procurement or other technicalDemonstrated ability to influence and collaborate with internal stakeholders across multiple disciplines, cultures and geographies, across organizational boundaries and levels within BP and withWorking knowledge of systems such as Ariba, Backbone and SAP will be an asset and software tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Access, etc.Our role in supporting diversity and inclusionAs 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.

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