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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.
Materials Expert -Piping and Valves (with German)
Work location: Shell Energy Campus, Czerwone Maki 85

Job description:

Job Purpose:

Operates in the Centre of Expertise Materials (CoE) for Upstream and Downstream business.

CoE (Centre of Expertise for Material Masters) is operating in different specific disciplines. These are: Piping and Valves (P&V), Rotating and Static Equipment (R&S), Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I), Oil & Chemicals (O&C), Wells Equipment (Wells). The key requirement of the Senior Global Standardizer is to manage the availability of fit-for-purpose content (Material Masters) for Materials Catalogue.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Deliver technical expertise skills and identify an exact or equivalent stock material to OU for urgent needs
  • Leading Commodity Standardizer Network (CSN) for Piping & Valves (P&V) Commodities, steering/advising Material Operation teams in the Shell Business Operation’s Chennai, Manila & Krakow
  • Manage and share knowledge to Piping & Valves Commodity Standardizers, Material Discipline MRD-Analysts and Third-Party Service Providers that will contribute to Top Quartile data
  • Initiate or contribute to Material Master harmonization, standardization and variety control initiatives on local, regional and global level
  • Lead/contribute to improvement projects
  • Train Commodity Standardizers, Material Discipline MRD-Analysts, Material & Service MRD-Analysts on their role and responsibilities
  • Support Ariba Project Technical Team to define rules for maintain and create Material Master and steering on required cleanse activities
  • Deliver technical expertise skills and identify an exact or equivalent stock material to OU for urgent needs
  • Combine the operational work with global initiatives/projects and require all attention and impacts are high
  • Develop the relevant Engineering Commodity Standardizers, Material Discipline MRD-Analysts towards professionals; understanding and performing their role as intended


Skills & Requirements :

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Piping Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Commodity/Discipline, or proven ability to act on this level with experience in disciplines as described above

  • Min. 3 years of experience in Material management, Standardization, Data Quality management preferable

  • English and German language business/technical is required

  • In-depth knowledge of Piping & Valves Engineering Commodities, Equipment, Materials, and their components used in the Oil/Gas Industry

  • Knowledge in discipline of Standards, Standardization, Variety Control & Cataloguing as well as the applicable (local) Law & Regulation for assigned Commodities in region/country. Keep knowledge to the state of the art by self-study and motivation

  • Awareness of Supply Chain, Logistics and industry related activities and processes for the relevant discipline

  • Analytical skills open to different views and opinions

  • Tools: SAP / MS-office

  • Processes: Material MRD-request, RtP, CMCP/CP, related Engineering processes and Global Standard Content processes, AMS, MSC

  • Industry: Oil, Gas and Petro-Chemical Industry

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


  • iconFinance & Accounting
  • iconEnglish, German
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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