Catalyst & Chemical Contract Manager


Shanghai, SH, CN

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

  • Deliver value, efficiency and expanded market advantage via end-to-end category management (from strategy development to implementation) to the Business Unit through development of agreements to achieve total system cost
  • Support implementation of contracting initiatives/ Best Practices with emphasis on transactional & operational efficiency and value generation

Job Role Responsibilities

  • This individual will be part of Global Catalyst and Chemicals Procurement Team which is responsible for Procurement activities in support of China and Asia Pacific region
  • Serve as a business partner to Business Unit key stakeholders by exploring contracting opportunities, providing sourcing and procurement services to their critical business requirements.
  • Build/ Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers to drive value and innovation
  • Manage portfolio of agreements within the Catalyst and Chemicals category and ensure consistent application of procurement processes across agreements.
  • Leverage market insight to support Senior Category Manager in development and implementation of Category strategy and commercial guidance to maximize value for the business
  • Monitor and response to market dynamic/ changes to sustain competitive advantage for the Business
  • Responsible to source for new suppliers within portfolio to drive competition for cost efficiencies
  • Ensure compliance, cost savings measures are established, tracked and achieved.
  • Monitor KPIs on selected agreements or vendors as well as selected operational processes
  • Ensure focus on transactional efficiency

Expected Level of Proficiency

  • 3 to 5 years (Contracts Lead) / 5 to 8 years (Contracts Manager) procurement related experience in the area of Manufacturing environment (refinery, chemical plant) or relevant industries
    • Preferably with at least 5-years’ prior experience in managing Raw Material and Processed Chemicals purchases in a mega-scale manufacturing plant environment
    • Strong familiarity with China’s Catalyst & Chemicals marketplace for Oil & Gas industry.
  • Knowledge of Purchase-to-Pay (PtP) process – including use of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system and GEP system
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify new opportunities, challenge “status quo” and drive changes
  • Identify new suppliers (esp. China local vendors) that are competent to supply and support the plant locally with the right cost, material and framework, and work collaboratively with Business Partners and Engineering to qualify them for both local and overseas (regional/global) plants & projects.
  • Effective negotiation / commercial skills
  • Industry and market knowledge (Global & Domestic)
  • Basic computer software applications
  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written as portfolio may expands beyond China
  • Effective team player with good communication/ interpersonal/ coordination / advocacy skills
  • Strong Analytical & Leadership Skill
  • Self-motivated and independent

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