SC Commercial Specialist – Logistics

November 17, 2021

Job Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Employer: Shell Australia Pty Ltd
Full time

What’s the role?

As a Supply Chain Commercial Specialist, you will develop sourcing strategies and tactics based on a deep understanding of the current situation of the business, the business strategy and drivers, the local supplier market, and global strategies. Moreover, ensure that stakeholders in the Supply Chain understand the intent of contracts, optimise the use of contracts, and drive commerciality in the post award contract management with vendors and remove waste. 

More specifically, you will be accountable for:

  • Ensuring Supply Chain Strategy supports Goal Zero Aspiration through implementation of robust Contractor Safety Management practices and alignment to business personal and process safety Goal Zero focus areas. Bring quality mindset as well as leveraging levers like workers welfare in achieving the goals 
  • Designing and improving with business partners the assigned supply chains, starting with inhouse/outsource choices and (re)designs, the contracting strategy and commercial tactics and post award contract management. 
  • Building and maintain strong network in the market, being fully aware of supplier developments and opportunities coming up in the market. 
  • Applying the CMCP (Category Management and Contracting Process) and CP operations practices while focusing on contribution to the business drivers and not compromising on compliance for HSSE&SP, E&C, Code of Conduct, Laws and regulations. 
  • Understanding the changes in the business, business drivers and external environment and trigger adjustment of supply chain end to end processes, lead and develop category strategies and negotiate contracts. 
  • Managing relationships across the end-to-end supply chain for the assigned categories and ensure that stakeholders understand the intent of the contract and work together to achieve the desired business outcomes. 
  • Determining the right remuneration model (e.g. output-based contract) to encourage the right behaviours and expectations from suppliers to optimise alignment of supply chain and asset delivery. 
  • Driving total cost reductions and value beyond ‘the usual’. Identify opportunities in the contract portfolio to create more value and/or to eliminate waste. 
  • Driving continuous improvement by replicating game changer improvements and recommended practices. Facilitate discussions on process performance and inefficiencies 
  • Conducting tenders evaluate bids, develop robust should cost models to generate value & drive negotiations with Suppliers in line with CMCP guidance and in close collaboration with the business. 
  • Proactively identifying & understanding procurement needs from internal stakeholders and propose competitive solutions for the end-to-end Supply Chain. 
  • Ensuring integrated ways of working with business and suppliers.


What we need from you?

We hope to find the following competencies:

  • Experience in contract negotiations & tender evaluation and has attention for detail. 
  • Experience in managing Logistics contracts is desirable.
  • Experienced user of SAP/Ariba for all CP related activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Adjust global strategies to the current situation of the local business and market conditions 
    • Influence stakeholders (Business, CP, Suppliers) to work together in an integrated way 
    • Perform contract management (including post contract process steps) 
    • Manage supplier relationships 
    • Manage multiple workstreams at the same time
    • Translate strategy to tangible and valuable outcomes for the local business
  • Highly driven, ‘can do’, inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner
  • Uncompromising on HSSE, ethics & compliance 
  • Understand the business, the end-to-end process in the Supply Chain and is able to communicate in business language 
  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset 
  • Able to look ahead, think strategically while focusing on day-to-day delivery 


We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered (e.g., part-time, job share).


Shell Australia is a leading natural gas producer, and we are playing our part in the transition to a low-carbon future by also investing in the power sector, renewable energy sources and carbon abatement activities. A Shell career offers opportunities to work on innovative projects such as the Prelude floating LNG facility offshore of Western Australia and the QGC onshore gas business in Queensland. Beyond these are a wide range of Shell’s New Energies development opportunities. Join Shell and let’s power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions.


An innovative place to work

Your interest in working for Shell Australia is the first step towards a great career that focuses on securing an energy future for generations to come. Shell Australia can offer you a platform from which you can propel your career and work on diverse projects such as the game-changing Prelude FLNG, the industry-leading QGC Coal Seam Gas business in Queensland, the Gangarri Solar Project or our growing interests in Power and Retail Energy.  Shell has been in Australia since 1901, with a record of investing in large projects, including the Clyde Refinery in Western Sydney, the Geelong Refinery in regional Victoria, and the North West Shelf project in Western Australia. In 2019 we acquired ERM Power Limited, as well as Sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households.


Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently. 


An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.


A rewarding place to work 

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice. 


We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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