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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
time iconWorking hours: Full time
We are looking for:
Senior Sourcing Buyer- Consulting& Services 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

As a Contracting and Procurement Senior Buyer in Functions& Technology Team, you will have a direct impact on delivery of business cost improvement through 3rd Party spend management.
The focus will be on sourcing and contracting activities, where you will manage portfolio of contracts and handle new demands within Global Functions scope (including but not limited to HR, Consulting, Professional Services, Real Estate and Facility Management), according to Category Management Contracting & Procurement guidelines. You will be accountable for aggregating/leveraging third-party spend, developing and executing sourcing strategy to optimise Shell’s buying power and reduce the overall 3rd party expenditure. As a Senior Sourcing Buyer you will ensure that sourcing strategy is in line with Business/Function priorities through regular engagement with key business stakeholders and suppliers, in order to achieve annual, integrated cost improvement targets. Your responsibility would be to manage tail spend by working closely with Category Management Team and maximize value on operational and tactical contracts.


You will work closely with Category Management Team and key stakeholders within various Shell Businesses and Functions to execute Category Management commercial work plans and deliver substantial value to Shell Businesses and Functions by:

  • Creating a deeper business partnership within the scope of the role focused on delivering maximum business value
  • Utilizing market knowledge and business drivers to develop and execute fit-for-purpose commercial strategies and work plans for Tactical and Operational spend
  • Setting and executing sourcing activities end to end across multiple Businesses/Functions
  • Managing a low and medium complexity contract portfolio
  • Developing, tendering and negotiating contracts in line with the Business Demand
  • Maximizing value from Tactical and Operational contracts by spend consolidation and implementation of Enterprise Framework Agreements
  • Delivering end-to-end cost savings impacting RDS bottom line Requirements


  • Approximately 3-5 years of professional experience including procurement activities, sourcing and contracts negotiations
  • Fluent English (C1)
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in any Commercial Discipline, including Law, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain/CP, Business/Management (including HR) and Marketing
  • Ability to make decisions even under circumstances of ambiguity of information without full picture known
  • Ability to engage stakeholders, manage and influence business decisions
  • Good organization skills and ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently
  • Very good commercial sense and understanding of procurement and legal aspects
  • Familiarity with SAP Ariba, SAP Blueprint or RtP process would be an advantage

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:


  • iconConsulting, Procurement, BPO/SSC
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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