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JOB TITLE:                Corporate Category Lead

REPORTING TO:     Strategic Sourcing Manager

LOCATION:             Houston, Texas


The Corporate Category Lead is responsible for identifying and implementing category and strategic sourcing strategies that ensure the organization obtains the best value based on total cost of ownership principles.  Always seeking opportunities that drive continuous supply chain improvements, this role will be engaged in identifying the effective suppliers partnerships that support our organizations development of a “best in class” supply chain. Reporting to the Corporate Strategic Sourcing Manager, this role will work autonomously to identify and execute sourcing strategies that will support the organizational vision and strategic direction.


·        Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or related field required

·        5+ years with proven Strategic Sourcing or Category management experience


Responsible for/ensure:

·        Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct

·        Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements

·        Compliance with Seadrill training, certification and competence requirements

·        Non-compliances to Corporate policies are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor

·        All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required

·         Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required are perform

·        Good and clear communications with all involved parties


Responsible for/ensure:

·        Implementation of a category management strategy that delivers recognizable cost savings and process optimization through improved supplier management programs

·        Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, project managers, engineers, and senior staff members

·        Work closely with Regional Supply Chain Management teams, Technical teams, Finance, A/P teams,  Legal, and Operations team to identify synergies and cost savings opportunities

·        Negotiate or re-negotiate existing contracts, utilizing transparent tender processes,  ensuring optimal commercial and legal terms are in place and AVL process followed

·        Reviewing spending trends of Direct and In-Direct spend and pro-actively develop category strategies to leverage optimal pricing and terms

·        Mentor colleagues with problem resolution and guidance to ensure team goals and target KPI’s are met or exceeded.

·        Monitor Global market trends, identify opportunities and potential issues and act upon them

·        Implement formalized Supplier Relationship Management and Performance programs

·        Support the development of policies and procedures that ensure spend is addressed  systematically  to obtain optimal value and transparency

·        Ensure  transparency of all active Global MSA’s  via the corporate contract repository tool

·        Effectively executes change management processes when new suppliers introduced

·        Actively participate in projects or  process optimization initiatives offering suggestions or constructive feedback that will improve outcome

·        Assist in development of Global SCM process and procedures as required

·        Coordinate and lead supplier meetings as required

·        Ensure all actions are in accordance with Seadrill’s corporate policies and procedures


Responsible for/ensure:

·        Contract Repository is properly maintained to provide greatest level of access to global organization

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint at an advanced level

·        Collaborate with Catalog Manager to ensure most updated and accurate pricing is uploaded in the ERP system

·        Ensure most accurate contract data is made available to Management and Stakeholders

·        Maintain all Tender documents


·         As per Corporate and Regional specific Delegation of Authority matrices

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES·        Ad hoc as required by Sr. Management


·        Stake holder management

·        Strong Negotiation Skills

·        Integrity and Honesty

·        Business Management

·        Quality Assurance and Risk Management processes

·        Excellent communication skills

·        Careful attention to detail, always ensuring data accuracy

·        Self starter, embraces empowerment and works with since of urgency identify and prioritize critical task

·        Knowledge of Compliance regulations inclusive of USFCPA, SOX and Export Compliance

·        Ability to positively influence others that are not direct reports


·        Must pass Drug Screen and Background Check

Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship

Seadrill is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.