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

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

Shell Projects & Technology 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 Projects & Technology, our Contracting & Procurement Operations (CP Ops) Delivery Teams are responsible for procuring non-hydrocarbon goods and services from third parties. We partnership with each business to consolidate our Spend and manage supplier relationships to enhance our purchasing power to deliver value and significant financial benefits to the Business. Our focused and assertive Sourcing strategies serve to continually optimize market opportunities.

This role provides the successful candidate an opportunity to see various parts of the Manufacturing businesses through a Contracting&Procurement 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. The main focus will be on Sourcing, Negotiating and Contract management with Suppliers as well as 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.


  • Setting and executing sourcing activities end to end across multiple Businesses/Functions

  • Manage a Medium complexity and Medium-touch Contract portfolio

  • Develop, tender and negotiate contracts in line with the Business Demand

  • Demonstrate HSSE behaviors in dealings with colleagues/contractors

  • Strategically manage Tail-end Spend by working in close coordination with Enterprise Category Managers and CP in the Business (CPiB) colleagues

  • Maximize value from Tactical and Operational contracts and leverage existing contracts across the organization to save time and money for the business

  • Channel Management – Instruct the business on the proper ways to buy as per corporate policies without compromising our commitment to business value delivery.

  • Ensure continuity of supply through managing ad-hoc business requirements in accordance with Tail-spend Management principles


  • Work with stakeholders within Manufacturing and Midstream, Functions (e.g. Finance, HR), CP colleagues from other classes of business and across Organizational boundaries to deliver substantial value by:

  • Creating a deeper business partnership within the scope of the role focused to deliver maximum business value

  • Developing and executing fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend, aligned with CMCP guidelines and with CPiB and Category Management strategies

  • Utilize market knowledge and business drivers to develop and execute fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend, aligned with CMCP guidelines

  • Provide a strong commercial influence with optimizing demand and specifications

  • Support Manage the Tail initiatives and rationalize the number of Contracts/Suppliers

  • Develop and share best practices and external market dynamics to deliver value

  • Identify, develop, and implement Continuous Improvement (CI) opportunities to streamline and improve performance

  • Work withing CP and with other functions to streamline processes, making them simpler but compliant

  • Ensure compliance with all Ethics & Compliance and Shell Control Framework requirements in the CP process

  • Deliver cost savings through the lenses of TCO

  • HSSE, Tactical & Operational Contract Management, Compliance, E2E operational excellence


  • Minimum 4-5 years professional experience, including at least 3-years of experience in Sourcing and Contract Negotiations, experience with RtP is an advantage.

  • Commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from deals.

  • Ability to find alternative ways to deliver value (beyond price negotiations).

  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & tender evaluation.

  • Bachelor / Master degree in Law (especially Trade Law) Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Engineering, or related discipline(s)

  • Knowledge of SAP, Ariba and RtP process is beneficial

  • Well organized and able to manage competing priorities and legal aspects

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and in teams

  • Fluent in English (written & oral) C1, comfortable to express ideas and hold discussions with native speakers

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

  • Ability to cope with complexity & uncertainty and proven adaptability.

  • Driven, Motivated & Passionate to drive positive change.

  • Working Hours: second shift (13.30 – 22.00) with extra premium paid

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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