Supply Chain Commercial Specialist

Job Description

What’s the role? 

The Supply Chain Commercial Specialist will develop sourcing strategies and tactics based on a deep understanding of the current situation of the business, the business strategy and drivers, the local supplier market, and global strategies. The Commercial Specialist enables stakeholders in the Supply Chain to understand the intent of contracts, optimise the use of contracts, manage Contract(or)s for performance and remove waste. 


We will look to you to: 

Ensure Supply Chain Strategy supports Goal Zero Aspiration through implementation of robust Contractor Safety Management practices and alignment to business personal and process safety Goal Zero focus areas. Bring quality mindset as well as leveraging levers like workers welfare in achieving the goals
Design and improve with business partners the assigned supply chains, starting with inhouse/outsource choices and (re)designs, the contracting strategy and commercial tactics and post award contract management.
Build and maintain strong network in the market, being fully aware of supplier developments and opportunities coming up in the market. Ensure integrated ways of working with business and suppliers.
Apply the Shell CMCP (Category Management and Contracting Process) and CP Operations practices while focussing on contribution to the business drivers and not compromising on compliance for HSSE&SP, E&C, Code of Conduct, Laws, and regulations.
Understand the changes in the business, business drivers and external environment and trigger adjustment of supply chain end to end processes, lead and develop category strategies and negotiate contracts.
Manage relationships across the end-to-end supply chain for the assigned categories and ensure that stakeholders understand the intent of the contract and work together to achieve the desired business outcomes. 
Determine the right remuneration model (e.g., output-based contract) to encourage the right behaviours and expectations from suppliers to optimise alignment of supply chain and asset delivery.
Drive total cost reductions and value beyond ‘the usual’. Identify opportunities in the contract portfolio to create more value and/or to eliminate waste. 
Drive continuous improvement by replicating game changer improvements and recommended practices.       Facilitate discussions on process performance and inefficiencies
Conduct tenders, evaluate bids, develop robust should cost models to generate value & drive negotiations with Suppliers in line with CMCP guidance and in close collaboration with the business.
Proactively identify & understand procurement needs from internal stakeholders and propose competitive solutions for the end-to-end Supply Chain.

What we need from you

We are keen to speak to professionals who are:

Experienced in contract negotiations & tender evaluation, and attention for detail.
Able to influence stakeholders (Business, CP, Suppliers) to work together in an integrated way; manage supplier relationships
Able to adjust global strategies to the current situation of the local business and market conditions; translate strategy to tangible and valuable outcomes for the local business 
Able to understand the business, the end-to-end process in the Supply Chain and able to communicate in business language 
Able to perform contract management (including post contract process steps); experience in managing Production contracts is desirable
Highly driven, ‘can do’, inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner, with a Continuous Improvement and simplification mindset
Able to look ahead, think strategically while focussing on day-to-day delivery, manage multiple workstreams at the same time

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. ​


We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered.


Company description

Shell Australia is a leading natural gas producer, and we are playing our part in the transition to a low-carbon future by also investing in the power sector, renewable energy sources and carbon abatement activities. A Shell career offers opportunities to work on innovative projects such as the Prelude floating LNG facility offshore of Western Australia and the QGC onshore gas business in Queensland. Beyond these are a wide range of Shell’s New Energies development opportunities. Join Shell and let’s power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions.


An innovative place to work 

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.


Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.


An inclusive place to work 

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work 

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice. 


We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.