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Senior Procurement Associate


Tønsberg, 03, NO

Company:  Esso


Manage and negotiate key labor contracts for UK/Norway Manufacturing Sites and improve them to drive safety, controls, reliability and expense efficiency; support and implement site and regional manufacturing initiatives; manage key supplier relationships to maximize value delivery of our contractors.

  • Extensive interaction with internal business clients to clarify requirements, agree on procurement strategies and tactics, address queries and issues
  • Extensive interaction with external suppliers to negotiate and award term-agreements and Spot contracts (owns portfolio and addresses queries and issues), including business line support for potential supplier qualification activity
  • Preparing Procurement Plans (procurement tactic)
  • Preparing tenders, RFQ's, sealed bids, conducting reverse auction events and related duties
  • Develop bid slate, package assembly, bid clarifications, conditioning, analysis/evaluation, award
  • Input data into applicable contract database
  • Perform supplier assessment/qualification (predominately commercial)
  • Coordinate/facilitate technical assessment with local procurement/client
  • Work with local procurement /client on resolution of supplier qualification gaps
  • Contract and commercial terms development
  • Proactively implementing claim mitigation strategies and potential subsequent claim resolutionConduct functional reviews as required with Tax, Law, and other functions
  • Prepare and execute amendments, change orders (changes, extensions, renewals)
  • Supplier relationship management within portfolio, including, monitoring, evaluating and reporting suppliers conformance with contract KPI's where applicable
  • Develops Procurement Integration Plans (PIP) and coordinates across Procurement Category Family groups to gather required input
  • Leads cross-category opportunity identification for PIP
  • Leads agreement action plan review meetings
  • Stewards procurement activity against PIP
  • Represent Procurement at various Client leadership, strategy, stakeholder and governance activities
  • Coordinates / Provides Procurement support for client initiatives and issue resolution
  • Represents Procurement in Business Project development and planning meetings as required
  • First responder for resolution of Procurement/supplier issues
  • Ad-hoc SAP/Purchase to Pay (PtP) Process troubleshooting
  • Fluent Norwegian and English skills, both written and oral
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, Civil or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 3 years work experience in a manufacturing mechanical, contract admin or project experience or
  • Business/Supply Chain/Logistics degree with a minimum of 5 years of manufacturing mechanical, contract admin or project experience
  • Strong Ethics, Controls and Safety focus
  • Negotiation skills, commercial and contractual, including significant claim resolution experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Some ERP transactional knowledge
  • Knowledgeable of manufacturing networks and other maintenance work planning processes
  • Strong customer service skills





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