Job TG769: TAR Site Procurement Specialist

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Highlights of TAR Site Procurement Specialist Position

Third party spend accounts for ~60% of the Refining SPU’s total non-hydrocarbon costs and so the Refining Procurement teams must play a key role in working collaboratively with the BUs to ensure this spend is managed competitively. A programme to transform the SPU’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) capability is now under development, combining early improvements in the way that we work and deliver value, with progressive change over the next 2-3 years to fully deliver all of the necessary upgrades in the organisation, processes and systems. The intent is to establish PSCM as a collaborative business partner, where engineering/technical experts work hand in hand with procurement professionals to deliver competitive sourcing decisions and a significant improvement in third party spend and productivity/utilisation. This will be achieved through improvements within procurement and within the business line teams, where the sourcing need is initiated through activities in capital projects, turnarounds, and routine maintenance.

Key Responsibilities of TAR Site Procurement Specialist


The Site Procurement Specialist (SPS) will be responsible for sourcing the TAR requirements for specific clusters of work. Responsible to interact with other procurement team members to implement relevant procurement strategies for materials, equipment and contract services. Provide guidance and direction to TAR procurement buyers.


The SPS is responsible for sourcing and order execution related to TAR specific equipment, materials and services. Responsibilities include demand planning, forecasting and material logistics.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Routinely communicates openly and with integrity with key site stakeholders to align direction between Procurement and the needs of the site operations
  • Works with site stakeholders to build a clear understanding of business requirements for third party goods and services
  • Works with relevant commodity managers at both the WBU and sector levels, contributing to commodity strategy development and inputting to WBU plans and priorities
  • Ensures timely delivery of materials in accordance with specifications
  • Expedites materials as required to maintain schedule
  • Routinely project manages sourcing activities prioritizing and balancing against business objectives
  • Supports and executes sourcing process for TAR specific items which includes development of scope, supplier selection, commercial negotiation, and contract execution, ensuring the appropriate business involvement at all stages of the process
  • Supports application of an end to end (TCO) view in all sourcing decisions
  • Supports and promotes the use of appropriate Procurement tools and practices
  • Supports the operations in the implementation of new contracts, ensuring effective hand over to and understanding of contract terms by front line supervisors
  • Actively participates in WBU supplier performance management, including ongoing contract management and control, collation of performance data, planning and execution of supplier meetings and close out of agreed actions.
  • Feeds supplier information as required to Sector Specialits at both sector and business unit levels
  • Undertakes due diligence in mitigating external supply risk from supplier selection through to contract execution

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The Teldar Group is an Executive Search and Recruiting Firm specializing in placing professionals in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain positions.

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