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

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 main asset to be supported as Senior Buyer- Materials is Pearl GTL Qatar.

Pearl GTL is a fully integrated upstream-downstream development capturing in one operating business the full gas value chain from offshore development through onshore gas processing, the conversion of gas to hydrocarbon liquids, and the refining to finished products.

As a part of a Shell Projects & Technology, it provides technical services, technology capability and major project delivery in both Upstream and Downstream activities. We also deliver differentiating technical information technology and drive research and innovation to create technology solutions for tomorrow. Within Shell P&T, our Contracting & Procurement Operations (CP Ops) Delivery Teams are responsible for procuring goods and services from third parties on behalf of our organizations. Our focused and assertive Sourcing strategies serve to continually optimize market opportunities.

The relevant contract-portfolio is “Materials Category”. The purpose of this category is support Materials supply for end users such as Maintenance Operations, Turnaround and Projects. Work requires close collaboration with various teams (Doha and Kraków (Inventory, Warehouse , Expediting, RTP TEAM, site asset teams ).

This role provides you an opportunity to see various parts of the P&T businesses through a CP lens and to demonstrate such imperative Group behaviors as Commercial Mindset, External Focus and Speed of delivery. The role has a direct impact on delivery of business cost improvement through 3rd Party Spend management. Your main focus will be on Sourcing and Contract management with Suppliers and maximizing Value generation (creation and preservation) from dedicated categories.

By joining this CP Ops team, you will be part of a dynamic, challenging and leading-edge Procurement Team. This is a challenging and rewarding role.


  • Manage Operational and Tactical Contracts and purchase orders in line with Contract Segmentation guidelines and principles.

  • Part of the virtual team. No direct reports. Based in Krakow.

  • Stakeholders may will be in various businesses and geographic locations.

  • Collaboration with Global Category Managers, procurement colleagues at the plant and own team members.

  • Opportunity to make an impact on a bottom-line savings.

  • Engage with Requisitioners on new Business Needs.

  • Manage one’s own annual spend, developing portfolio contracting strategies, executing tenders and implementing contacts of varied value.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Preferred 3+ years’ experience in Contracting & Procurement, Supply Chain/logistics experience would be additional asset

  • Very strong communication skills and fluent English

  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation.

  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.

  • Knowledge of Ariba, SAP and RtP process are preferred

  • Well organized and able to manage competing priorities

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong and Proven Interpersonal, Influencing & Stakeholder Management Skills.

  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset

  • Bachelor / master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Law, Economics, Finance, Engineering, or related discipline(s) would be an asset


  • Manage annual spend in range+/- 5 M USD per annum developing portfolio contracting strategies, executing tenders and implementing contracts with average value 5 M USD

  • Contracts portfolio range: +/- 20 contracts , scope content:

  • Equipment - IAE (instrumentation, Automation and Electrical)

  • Materials - MRO/PVF

  • Materials -Static Equipment

Special Challenges:

  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries and interface with varying levels of management.

  • Working in a global, virtual team being flexible with hours and travel.

  • Adapting rapidly to changing circumstances/priorities.

  • Ability to deliver high quality results with minimal supervision.

  • Work Hours & Holidays – The daily routine will follow as per asset / project working hours and holidays. Candidates are expected to occasionally work on Sundays for a premium salary.

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.

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