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Manager - Supply Chain Action Plan

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA050
Grade SEO
Salary: £43,294.00
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Occasional travel to other Oil and Gas hubs in the UK
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Term Full time
Level of Security clearance Basic
Medical required? No

Unless otherwise stated consideration will be given to requests to work on a part time or job share basis. Flexible working hours can also be considered.

Application details

Closing date for applications: 28 Feb 2018

Brief overview of role

In support of the Maximising Economic Recovery Strategy, and with a focus on driving high performance into UKCS project predictability, a Supply Chain Action Plan Coordinator role has been created in the OGA Supply Chain Team. The role will be to implement the newly established Supply Chain Action Plan process. This is a high-profile role and the post holder will work closely with UKCS operators to drive enhanced value and delivery predictability from all new and decommissioning projects.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a wide understanding of oil and gas contracting strategies and supply chain practises together with excellent analytical skills. They should also be an exceptional communicator with a breadth of knowledge and confidence to influence senior industry leaders.

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The Supply Chain team works in a fast-paced and demanding environment and the key aspects of the Supply Chain Action Plan Coordinator role will include:

Working closely with operators and tier 1 supply companies to implement the Supply Chain Action Plan (SCAP) process in a professional and purposeful manner.

  • Develop a robust, yet collaborative approach with operators to help them and their supporting supply chains derive additional value from UKCS project activity through “value adding” contracting strategies.
  • Work with operators to develop effective SCAP plans which will demonstrate collaborative behaviours conducive to effective project delivery in accordance with Field Development Plans (FDP) and Decommissioning Programme (DP) commitments.
  • Promote a culture where operators will embrace innovation and actively engage with the service sector at early stages of project execution to solicit enabling solutions.
  • Analyse draft SCAP plans and engage with operator project teams to provide feedback and set goals for development of an acceptable plan.
  • Maintain ongoing dialogue with operators throughout the project maturity stage and develop an overall assessment score for the plan within set timescales.
  • Provide internal OGA Area and Decommissioning teams with an overall assessment and plan score ahead of final FDP/DP approval.
  • Responsible for maintaining records and updating work scope on new field developments as well as Decommissioning projects.
  • Working closely with internal field team managers and decommissioning managers within Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED).

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Leadership and Behaviours - The candidate will have a flair for innovative thinking and be able to develop novel solutions as we seek to implement and enhance the SCAP process. Will be a strong team player with a collaborative and proactive approach engaging across several OGA teams. Will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence senior personnel within operators to reach positive outcomes. Will have the experience to identify enabling solutions which can add value to large and complex offshore projects. Will have a professional and fair-minded manner, yet the tenacity to stand their ground and debate the case with senior project directors who may not always be aligned with the sentiment of SCAPs.
  • Competence 2: Making effective decisions - Ability to make complex decisions ensuring guidance and procedures are adhered to, accepting ultimate responsibility for their actions. The experience and industry knowledge to make sound and considered decisions which they can justify to both industry and OGA stakeholders. Well-developed analytical skills to appraise and score completed plans and prepare assessment reports; Ability to interpret, extract, manipulate and present data accurately and compellingly
  • Competence 3: Communication - Ability to communicate confidently and concisely with senior industry personnel clearly articulating the purpose and benefits from a well-developed SCAP plan. Able to develop strategic thinking and communicate in a compelling and purposeful manner, sometimes under challenging circumstances. Persuasive communication skills will be essential, both written and oral to build reputation and relationships and to influence a change in mind or direction in some instances. Confidence to deliver compelling presentations to audiences both in meetings and large formal conferences. Have excellent written skills with an ability to summarise in a concise and succinct manner on final SCAP assessments.
  • Competence 4: Commercial Acumen - Demonstrate negotiation skills with the ability to sustain a hard line often with senior industry personnel without damaging relationships when required. Excellent judgement to derive value for all parties, lower costs, manage & mitigate risks, drive greater efficiency, better quality and innovation.

Specialist Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Licenses, Memberships or Language

Essential Desirable
• An experienced supply chain practitioner with a proven track record in procurement practises gained either within an operator or supply company.
• Understand UKCS procurement practises be familiar with industry standards and codes of practise.
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral with the ability to summarise complex information
• A great listener & influencer with a demonstrable ability to develop strong & trusting working relationships at all levels both external and internal
• Excellent negotiation and decision-making skills
• Team player but also able to work on own initiative
• Excellent computer literacy skills and skills in MS office suite
• Effective time management with ability to multi task
• Proven success in driving value for money and quality improvements through the supply chain

Application Process and Further Information

Unfortunately you do not meet minimum nationality and educational requirements of this position.

Completed applications will only be accepted via the online application process below, however, if you do require the application form in a different format please contact us at quoting the recruitment reference number and job title.

You should provide examples in your covering letter that best demonstrate your skills and abilities against the competencies and specialist skills. The maximum word count against each competence example is 250 words. The information you provide will be assessed during the short listing stage and if you are invited to attend an interview, the indicated competence areas will discussed further.

When completing your application, you should use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result) methodology for each competence. All appointments are subject to successful completion of pre-employment checks

For further information please see the Information to Candidates pack (PDF)

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Equality and diversity statement

The OGA is committed to embedding equality and diversity into all our policies and processes. We will aim to recruit, retain and promote staff on the basis of competence and regardless of characteristics including those listed under the Equality Act 2010. These protected characteristics are; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation