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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
We are looking for:
Project Category Senior Buyer

Why Work for Shell?

Honest, integrity and respect; "feel free to speak your mind" culture; health and safety rules; diversity & Inclusion culture
An energy leader
Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader {one of the world's biggest employers according to Fortune Global 500}. Join us and have a real impact on the operations of one of the world's largest companies.
Vibrant community
Become a part of a highly-driven team and get to know Shell's unique culture based on inclusiveness and collaboration.
Opportunies for growth
Spread your wings thanks to innumerable opportunities that Shell Business Operations Krakow offers its emloyees.
Impactful collaboration
Be an important participant of an international project.

Thanks to cooperation with Shell you gain:

  • Comfortable working environment: newly-built modern office with its own canteen, relax rooms, bike & car pakingspace
  • Improved accessibility of office and sanitary facilities
  • Energetic atmosphere at work
  • Attractive salary package
  • Shell Card
  • Additional funds for trainings and certifications (ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, Lean Six Sigma)
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Assistive technologies and reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities
  • Non-monetary benefits (e.g. MultiSport Card, vouchers for cultural and free time activities, 12 sports sections, and many more)
  • Attractive relocation allowance available once relocating from another country

The role is supporting early stage capital project activities up to project to asset (P2A) handover. Contracting & Procurement activity for whole project lifecycle for projects all over the world, with focus on Canada LNG project.

Provide operational/tactical contracting and procurement support to capital projects for both Pre-Award and Post-Award stages and be part of a team that delivers this capital project support from Krakow, with occasional travel to the project/site (as required). Manage successful execution of the complete Category Management & Contracting Process (CMCP) including Contract Strategy, Tactics and Contract Management activities for the assigned contract portfolio and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Execute Group Contract Management process for assigned operational/tactical contracts
  • Post award contract management in EPC contracts (Contractor relationship and performance management, Contract administration and claims management)
  • Drive contractor performance; conduct Business Performance Reviews
  • Conduct tenders & drive negotiations with Suppliers
  • Analyzing CP business requirements and external market dynamics
  • Manage one-off Purchase Orders
  • Deliver end-to-end cost savings impacting bottom line
  • Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders and collaboratively propose competitive solutions.
  • Manage Supplier Relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement
  • Ensure strong connect across the wider CP Organization (e.g. Production, Wells, Projects, Operations, Center of Excellence) to ensure continuous cross sharing and leverage of best practices
  • Work closely with Global Category Team to get the best deals for the project
  • Build effective working relationships with stakeholders and team members and makes a constructive contribution.


  • A degree level (Business/Engineering) and proven experience within contracting&procurement
  • Proven track record of execution excellence & delivering results
  • Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity
  • SAP Ariba proficiency and RtP/ERP knowledge preferable
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.
  • Highly driven, ‘can do’, inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner
  • Collaborates and integrates within CP and with business, enterprise first
  • Understands business and speaks business language, fluent English
  • Has effective influencing skills and can flex his/her style to audience
  • Proven track record of commercial acumen
  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset
  • Ability to work for a mixed shift - 2-3 times a week in afternoon/evening schedule with extra premium

About us

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 in Kraków:

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, a job at Shell will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of 5 Business Operations centres located worldwide, we will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and stakeholders.

Shell Polska employs more than 4400 professionals: 4100+ in Kraków and 200 in Warsaw.

Our employees represent over 50 nationalities and operate in over 20 defferent languages.
Shell in Kraków departments:

Customer Operations
Finance Operations
HR Service
External Relations
Internal Communications
Order to Delivery
Lubricants Supply Chain
Technical Asset Operations
Creative Solutions

People with disabilities are welcome to apply as we provide reasonable accommodations and assitive technologies for people with diverse disabilities.

Contact us:


  • iconProcurement, BPO/SSC
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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