MOTIVA - Junior Buyer - Convent, LA, Convent, Louisiana, United States (Job Has Expired)

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Motiva Enterprises is on a journey to become the safest and most profitable downstream company in the U.S. More than 3,700 dedicated professionals comprise the 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva has refineries located in Convent and Norco, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas with combined capacity of over 1 million barrels per day, making it the third largest manufacturing company in the Americas. A strategic distribution network of product terminals across the eastern and southern parts of the U.S. delivers quality gasoline and petroleum products to nearly 8,300 Shell-branded retail outlets. Be part of a dynamic and nimble organization where your talents are rewarded and your efforts make a difference in the companys performance.Motiva is currently seeking a Junior Buyer to join our Contracting & Procurement (CP) team at the Convent Refinery in Convent, LA.

Buyers actively work with various Category and Procurement Managers, Technical & Maintenance Managers, and other site-based teams to identify optimal procurement strategies utilizing the Streamline Category Management Process (CMP). Buyers are responsible for leading the implementation of these strategies while negotiating site contracts to meet a number of local/regional challenges. Additionally, Buyers are responsible to work with the business to deliver robust contract management on existing agreements to ensure the deals are delivering the anticipated benefits.

All of this is focused on reducing the costs to the business and driving out waste, while ensuring security of supply to ongoing operations, projects, and turnarounds.

A day in the life of a Shell / Motiva Junior Buyer:
  • Accountable for the overall development and delivery (end-to-end implementation) of procurement strategies to maximize the value of spend on a total life cycle basis.
  • Lead the development of contracting strategies including tender, negotiation and award and the post-award contract management and continuous improvements against the deals.
  • Take an active role in implementing Enterprise Framework Agreements at the site, including implementation of local call offs and transition between suppliers.
  • Ability to interface effectively with CP and business people across a wide variety of backgrounds and levels, both at the plant and the regional level.
  • Obtain active support for key procurement goals and objectives via local stakeholder engagement; able to link these goals to business needs and benefits, including LEAN manufacturing principles.
  • Deliver third party spend savings to achieve site cost reduction targets.
  • Ensure compliance with established strategies, contracts, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage relationships with key third party providers so as to meet business challenges and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Develop new commercial ideas and opportunities to enable the business to meet current and prospective business challenges.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the supply market, including: a strong understanding of the drivers of value and cost for principal providers in the market; strong knowledge of the risks in the market and how best to respond; and a clear view of the ways in which we can most beneficially shape the market.
  • Maintain full understanding of CP policies and procedures, Contract Review Board processes, Requisition to Pay processes, and ERP related processes and procedures.
  • Develop, document and present robust Contract Review Board submittals for local / regional strategies.
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Convent, Louisiana, United States
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