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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
Shell Business Service Centre Kraków - job
Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.

Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of six Business Service Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.
Senior Buyer with French
Work location: Shell Energy Campus, Czerwone Maki 85

Job description:

We are seeking a Senior Buyer to join dynamically growing sourcing team that establishes and manages operational contracts worldwide.


  • Leading a sourcing process end-end in line with category strategy, including contractual terms and conditions negotiations,

  • Managing portfolio of up to 100, low-medium complexity operational contracts,

  • Ensuring business continuity; goods and services to be delivered to the Business on time at competitive price,

  • Maximizing value and deliver cost savings from existing contracts’ portfolio and new sourcing projects; challenge demand, specification and cost,

  • Managing spend estimated between 5-10 million USD per annum - depending on portfolio and experience,

  • Selecting, developing and managing suppliers to meet cost and performance goals with emphasis placed on quality,

  • Ensuring compliance with Contracting & Procurement guidelines and principles, category strategy,

  • Proactively managing relations with key stakeholders and acting as a business advisor,

  • Seeking continuous improvement opportunities,

  • Communicating virtually with multiple stakeholders located in various countries / regions

  • Working in performance-driven, dynamic and continuously changing environment.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in contracting and procurement,

  • Fluent English and French (written & oral),

  • Top negotiation skills,

  • An experience in sourcing of category products/services,

  • Team player with the ability to build long term relationships,

  • Strong analytical skills,

  • Strong customer focus,

  • Ability to make decisions and execute with support of stakeholders,

  • Attention to details including robust understanding of Contract Law and contract execution,

  • Organized and able to prioritise tasks.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Benefits of working at Shell:
  • Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
  • Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
  • Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
  • Attractive salary and bonuses
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
  • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
  • Opportunity to participate in social and community projects
Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • iconSales, Procurement
  • iconEnglish, French
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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