Chevron Corporation Category Specialist in Milnerton, South Africa

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. To learn more, visit the Explore Chevron website.

We operate 100,000 barrels per day refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, that produces gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, paving asphalt and other products. Chevron South Africa also has interests in a lubricant oil manufacturing plant in Durban and maintains a laboratory and blending plant there.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Category Specialist located in Milnerton, South Africa through 25June 2018 .

Key Job Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and executes annual and 3-year category and contracting plans

  • Pro-actively source materials and services locally and internationally

  • Contract and Complies to administration tasks and systematic filing

  • Negotiate commercial and legal terms and conditions

  • Prepare tenders, contracts, statements of work, material and service orders with new and existing suppliers, within tight timeframes

  • Work with company and supplier legal counsels on contract reviews and redline negotiations

  • Coordinate and facilitate the preparation of supplier qualifications and vendor creation through a shared services organization

  • Interface with business leaders, managers, business representatives, suppliers and other stakeholders locally and internationally regarding contracting and procurement matters

  • Apply policies and practices to improve business results while maintaining positive relationships

  • Navigate and use procurement systems including Ariba, SAP and MS Office

  • Manage total cost of ownership by applying category management best practices to meet business objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • Appropriate qualification in in Business, Procurement/Supply Chain Management, Law or Engineering

  • Experience using Ariba and SAP Procurement / Materials Management systems

  • Procurement / supply chain knowledge and / or experience

  • Familiar with the P2P processes

  • Commercial acumen / business savvy

  • Strong planning, prioritization and time-management skills

  • Strong communication, organizational and administration skills

  • Ability to handle high volume of workload with competing priorities and deadlines

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to deliver results the right way yet with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to function individually and in a team with minimal supervision

  • Good negotiation and problem solving skills

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)

  • Ability to build strong customer-focused relationships with business partners

  • Highly adaptable to change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree/Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management

  • Manufacturing work experience within relevant industry

  • Experience in developing and applying total cost ownership, should cost modeling and other category management techniques

  • Direct experience in analyzing, reviewing, and negotiating agreements / contracts

  • Experience in domestic and international agreements

  • Strategic Sourcing and/or Supplier Management experience

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered within Chevron South Africa parameters.

International Considerations:

Selected candidates will work in South Africa under the local payroll system and benefits.

Employment Equity:

Selections will be made in line with the Chevron South Africa Employment Equity plan.