Buyer/ RtP Analyst - Turnaround Projects (Norco, LA)

Shell - Louisiana - Norco Refinery

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Job ID 79893BR

The purpose of a Buyer with the Turnaround and Project Organizations is to support business stakeholders by developing/executing sourcing strategies to optimize Shell’s buying power and reduce overall third party spend. The Buyer will work closely with fellow Contracting and Procurement personnel, the business, and third party suppliers to integrate and achieve cost savings targets while continuing to ensure business continuity.

  • Processes material and service requests on a daily basis.
  • Creates, organizes, and issues purchase orders for approval in GSAP.
  • Identifies qualified suppliers for Request-for-Quote (RFQ) solicitations regarding long lead material for Turnarounds.
  • Coordinates and negotiates with suppliers to support business stakeholder delivery dates and lead times.
  • Tracks on-time delivery of materials during execution.
  • Troubleshoots issues with Purchase Orders, vendor outline agreements, payment terms, and invoices.
  • Engages Requisitions team to manage costs on an event by event basis.
  • Supports Senior Buyer initiatives and executes contracts and strategies accordingly.
  • Challenges demand, specification, and cost to deliver savings on a continual basis.
  • Extremely knowledgeable of regional vendors and suppliers who are capable of supporting Shell Deer Park in a service, material, or equipment capacity.
  • Robust familiarity with GSAP and supporting systems.
  • Understanding of chemical/manufacturing equipment, small tools, and consumables.
  • Capable of supporting challenging stakeholders.
  • Strong ability and proven track record of supporting Turnaround activities and outages.
  • Exhibits field presence and knowledge
  • Able and willing to work weekends, nights, and extended hours during Turnaround outages (i.e. 6 days a week / 12 hours a day).
  • Purchase order maintenance (increases, decreased, closures)  25%
  • Open PO report/Parked and Blocked Report 5%
  • Expediting functions (vendor communications) 30%
  • Materials Management 10%
  • UWL action items 15%
  • Material discrepancies (returns, shorts, miss-orders, vendor errors) 5%
  • Purchase order creation (issuing non-auto purchase orders) 5%
  • Stakeholder engagement / status reports  5%

Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbors and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jun 30, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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