SCM Category Analyst

Our client, an Operator based in Aberdeen, has a requirement for a SCM Category Analyst on a long-term contract basis.

The Category Analyst will be accountable for the effective management of third-party spend across related categories throughout the full category management lifecycle. This role will deliver category, contracting and supplier management strategies to optimise business value.


Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the effective management of assigned categories throughout the full category management lifecycle.
  • Play a facilitating and supporting role on cross-functional category teams focused on integrated value creation.
  • Manage the 'end to end' sourcing process; Plan (business needs, market analysis, supplier qualification and contract strategy), Source (tender pack co-ordinaton, tender evaluation, negotiation and award) and Manage (contractor relationships and performance management) for assigned categories.
  • Maximise supplier performance through robust performance scorecards, KPIs, and supplier relationship management to develop sustainable competitive advantages.
  • Support the business with market intelligence and influence the development of company plans on the basis of this information.
  • Review and amend category strategies to account for business and market changes.
  • Develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies to address security of supply risks.
  • Ensure compliance with legislative regulations and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Proactively participate and provide support to Environmental, Health, Safety, and Social responsibility initiatives.
  • Manage and maintain SCM databases, such as SCIMITAR and Maximo.
  • Contract administration including amendments, rate reviews, variations, milestone payments, completion/handover obligations, dispute resolution, P2P (Purchase Orders/Call Offs from approved requisitions, applying appropriate diligence in pricing and T&Cs)
  • Collaborate with other Supply Chain members in order to maximise opportunities across the categories and assets.

Build strong positive networks amongst internal and external stakeholders

Education, Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or Engineering
  • Alternatively suitable industry experience


  • Oil and Gas Operator and Service Company Experience preferably in the Indirects Category.
  • Category management, including strategy development, sourcing and contracting.
  • Supplier development, including supplier collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of standard forms of contracts, conditions and conventions prevalent in North Sea Oil and Gas industry.
  • Microsoft Office - Excel, word and Powerpoint
  • Use of systems such as Maximo and e-Procurement products.
  • Communicates openly, effectively and appropriately with a variety of stakeholders including external partners, teams, colleagues and contacts.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with partners. Works effectively within a team or work group as appropriate.
  • Provides support and contributes to the performance of the business.
  • Manages own workload and, where applicable, seeks support.
  • Takes ownership of own performance and development.
  • Persuades and influences peers and managers through consideration of their interests, involvement and consultation.
  • Explores, develops and promotes alternative work methods to improve performance within team and business unit.