Unconventional Category Manager – Drilling and Completions

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Location
Saudi Arabia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Oct 2016
Closes
06 Jan 2017
Ref
439864921_3
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Req Number: 13210BR
Position Description:
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join our growing Unconventional Resources (UR) program. We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Drilling and Completions Category Manager to join the UR Supply Chain function.

You will have responsibility for implementing category management methodologies for drilling and completions required to support the UR operation. Through this role, you will play a central part in the development of category/sub-category 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.
Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a closely related field. An advanced degree (e.g., MBA) is preferred.

You will have a minimum of 10 years of progressive field-based experience in the oil and gas industry with deep and extensive knowledge of drilling and completions category management and commodities. You will have experience working within unconventional resources and possess sound knowledge and understanding of hydraulic fracturing.

You will also have knowledge of JD Edwards and SAP systems.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will perform the following duties:

Demand forecasting: Participate in the development of demand forecasts and identify implications of such forecasts

Category strategy development: In coordination with the conventional Materials Supply category management 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

Strategic Sourcing implementation: 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 Relationship management: 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

Cross-functional coordination within UR: 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 Materials Supply: Coordinate with category managers in the conventional Saudi Aramco Materials Supply 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.
About us:
Saudi Aramco's Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world's largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company's reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world's largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company's Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry's most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.