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Position Title

CP Strategy & Operational Excellence Specialist



Skill Pool

Contract and Procurement Skill Pool

2. role Purpose

Responsible for supporting the CPL function in line with corporate business goal by developing and maintaining an effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) frame-work that is consistent with organizational policies and standards. As a Subject Matter Expert responsible for execution of strategic and operational excellence strategies to achieve productivity improvement, drive  simplicity, and enable cost reduction including performance monitoring.

3. ROLEs, Responsibilities and challenges:


  • -Manage the CP aspects of the Business Planning Exercise. Accountable for the development, managing and performance monitoring of the BP and Functional Plan targets, and related reporting.
  • -Analyse the CP Key Business Statistics, develop and implement strategies for performance improvement on the key functions of the department.
  • -Establish strong, effective and collaborative partnership with key business stakeholders at all levels and Subject Matter Experts to identify specific business opportunities or to address business needs or problems and help develop effective solutions.
  • -Facilitate and drive a holistic approach to improve customers’ experience and simplified processes which: Identifies and defines existing process gaps by understanding root cause and drivers, process mapping, Gain solid understanding of customer needs, Size and measure impacts of gaps to our customers and company.
  • -Challenge existing operational processes by identifying creative customer centric solutions (leveraging customer interactions, external solutions, and employees).   Build effective business case (influential with Senior Leaders).  Prioritize opportunities based on customer benefits and investments; Develop a road map with short and long term solutions.
  • -Coordinate Operational Excellence initiatives such as COR and Lean programs with the focus on identifying and driving simplification and optimise CPL function effectiveness and efficiency. This requires close coordination with various CPL members specifically for Contract Management, RtP, Business Improvement, ICV, and Strategic Sourcing.
  • -Ensure the implementation, stabilization, and sustainability of the various SCM tools and processes across the business.
  • -Provide a critical connect from a business perspective with HR around recruitment management, succession planning, and the responsibility of coordinating CP training and staff development.
  • -Serve as a change agent promoting the use of COR and lean methodology to transfer CPL function towards Supply Chain organizational effectiveness
  • -Enable and assist team members to complete improvement initiative as assigned.
  • Train, coach and guide CPL team members to deliver improvements in process capability through the application of COR and Lean strategies to reduce cost and increase productivity
  • -Ensure overall organizational and structure alignment across CP. Maintaining the CP related governance, and controls (as related to NG-P004, and the ERP System).
  • -Develop and maintain the procedural framework covering all aspects of Supply Chain process.
  • -Liaise with Government/ Regulator agencies to ensure SCM frame work is in accordance with the laws of the Sultanate of Oman.


  • - Influencing stakeholders for the value-add initiatives and best practises of Supply Chain process.
  • - Identifying on a continuous basis improvements in the Supply Chain process.
  • - Awareness of changing legal circumstances in relation to Supply Chain process.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, and working conditions

Qualifications AND EXPERIENCE:

  • - Degree in Business Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Supply Chain, with appropriate Professional Qualification, preferably in SCM.
  • - A minimum of 8 years of experience in Supply Chain, preferably in Oil & Gas Sector.
  • - Continuous improvement experience with knowledge of multiple methodologies (e.g. Lean,  change management)
  • - Experience participating in numerous improvement projects and delivering tangible process improvements

Working Conditions

  • - Office based role with location as Sur (with occasional travel to corporate office in Muscat) .
  • - 5/2 work pattern.
  •  Note: To apply, please send your CV in word format to olng.competencehr@gmail.com Last day of receiving applications is 3rd  March 2016. If you have any queries regarding these vacancies, please contact Competence HR on +968 2469 4629/30