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Manager, Supply Chain Management (SPL)

Supply Chain Management
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The Cheniere Supply Chain Management (SCM) organization’s mission is to provide focus on maximizing enterprise value in all assigned categories through a clear understanding of Cheniere’s role within the supply chain.  We work to provide optimal sourcing and category strategies, contract management, materials management and logistics while pursuing our goal to reduce supply chain risk and costs.  We will maintain a deep understanding of supply markets and business drivers while ensuring security of supply by optimizing the supply, demand, fulfilment, and services business processes.  The organization will deliver sustainable breakthrough levels of value to the Cheniere’s businesses by utilizing our scale and capabilities, leveraging the enterprise spend and securing distinctive supply relationships.  We will fully engage resources, skills and technology appropriately in a systemic approach to deliver maximum velocity and value solutions while ensuring business ownership, integration and alignment and a focus on total cost of ownership.
The Site Supply Chain Manager is a key member of the SCM and Site Management teams with responsibility to manage all interfaces with Site personnel while providing SCM expertise.  This includes but is not limited to building awareness of all Site plans and demand, awareness of all category management and materials management initiatives, contracts formation and execution, logistics, sourcing and supplier compliance.  The primary responsibility will be to work directly with Site Leadership, act as the Ambassador / Client Relationship Manager, support the execution of SCM strategies, which includes the set up and execution of assurance processes including investigations and resolution of all SCM issues and / or problems that arise. The Manager reports directly to the Vice President, Supply Chain Management, with a dotted line to the Site Senior Manager Operations, and is accountable to support the management and implementation of all aspects of SCM at Site.  The key objective for the position are to communicate effectively and ensure security of supply of all required materials and services needed for construction, operation and maintenance of LNG Terminal Operations.
In-depth knowledge of all aspects of SCM as required for optimal client service levels needed for the construction, maintenance and operation of LNG terminals.  Extensive experience with category management, materials management, supplier compliance, sourcing, logistics and contract formation and management.  Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goal.
  • Develop constructive, cooperative and highly beneficial working relationships with all key Stakeholders at Site.
  • Develop key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of SCM service levels to Site.
  • Support development and implementation, and communicate any necessary corrections to all issues that arise out of supply chain management.  Document those corrections and circulate to stakeholders.  Follow-up to ensure the corrections are made.
  • Support the development and implementation of SCM policies and procedures at the assets.
  • Participate in the development and assessment of supplier development strategies in order to promote supply advantage.
  • Work closely with Project Teams to ensure project deliverables are met, and effectively interface with legal, accounting and risk management as well as vendors and contractors externally.
  • Facilitates the identification, mitigation development and implementation, and monitoring of all supply chain risks and mitigation plans.
  • Proactively communicates with key stakeholders to ensure effective SCM support to the business.
  • Actively contributes to the transformation of SCM.
  • Removes roadblocks to enable the delivery of the SCM and site agenda.
  • Proactively operates and shares learning’s across Cheniere businesses to the wider benefit of Cheniere.
  • Builds external relationships with cross industry peers including access to supply chain thought leaders to deliver continual thought leading challenge and subsequent benefit to Cheniere.
  • Establishes a balanced set of measures, including those of service level, to ensure that materials and services of the right quality are in place at the right time.
  • Communicates and manages to clear objectives in support of the wider business agenda.
  • Exhibits behaviors that demonstrate inclusiveness and integration across the wider SCM and Site organization.
  • Supports the development and management of the entire Site Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)  ensuring governmental compliance and facilitates coordination between internal and external entities.
  • Education and Certifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, business or other relevant technical discipline.   
  • Experience: At least ten (10) years’ experience in accepted supply chain principles and processes, preferably with a background in the process, pipeline, LNG or oil and gas operations industry.  Must have experience in developing and maintaining materials management processes.
  • Requirement: Must pass the US Background check for FTZ
The ability to demonstrate the following competencies to Master level:
Performance Focus
  • Makes decisions, on the basis of potential profit, return on investment or cost/benefit analysis.
  • Anticipates challenges and acts to overcome them before they arise.
  • Seeks information to reduce uncertainty and finds ways to continually improve performance.
  • Seeks additional responsibility in order to improve performance.
  • Ability to meet frequent deadlines through strong time-management and allocation of priorities.
  • Exceeds planned financial (or output) performance without proportional increase in costs.
Team Dynamics
  • Open to peer and upward feedback to improve teamwork.
  • Develops and maintains an extensive range of regularly used contacts both inside and outside Cheniere. 
  • Recognizes and utilizes others’ ability.
  • Works with others, sharing ideas and successes.
  • Builds common ideas and viewpoints in conflict situations.
  • Makes sacrifices to meet the larger organizational goal.
  • Understands diverse worldviews and sensitive to group differences.
Business Acumen
  • Demonstrates business vision in identifying opportunities for Cheniere.
  • Understands impact of decisions and/or project outcomes on strategies, operations and budgets.
  • Works for long-term benefits for clients – may trade off short-term costs.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the structure and operations of Cheniere and how they interrelate.
  • Adapts to changing business environments by redirecting business plans.
  • Aware of strengths and weaknesses of Cheniere’s main competitors.
  • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
  • Shares vision, setting individual objectives in the context of wider business objectives.
  • Demonstrated dedication to a strong HSSE and compliance culture
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries and governmental agencies.
  • Takes full responsibility for the completion of the team’s tasks.
  • Solicits input from all team members on the goals and functioning of the area.
  • Arranges training or assignments, gives timely coaching to foster learning and development.
  • Uses complex strategies to build consensus and support.
  • Creates a working environment that works to individual strengths.
Decision Making
  • Identifies and defines complex, multi-disciplinary problems, effectively accounting for poor quality information when necessary.
    • Considers various perspectives to assess the viability and impact of potential solutions.
  • Thinks clearly and stays focused on main objectives in unpredictable or stressful situations.
  • Seeks new ways to help others better understand complex situations.
  • Is able to take complex issues and observations and explain them in clear concepts.
  • Encourages team to broaden their ideas, knowledge and skills.
  • Encourages innovation.
  • Promotes new ideas and vision in team.
  • Computer skills including purchasing and systems such as Oracle and Maximo in addition to Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Category Strategy Development and Application: Skillful: Develops and drives specific commodity/service strategies at site level.
  • Demand Management: Master: Leads development of demand forecast information for LNG Terminals.
  • Sourcing: Skillful: Leads development of sourcing strategies, aligned with major category strategies and including HSE requirements
  • Negotiating and Influencing: Skillful: Segments the negotiation in order to deliver the best outcome for Cheniere, ensuring a broad and longer-term view of value is taken.
  • Contract Execution and Management: Skillful: Develops clear and concise contractual documentation, and support implementation of requirements, for more complex or medium risk contracts (e.g. larger items of Terminal equipment) or customizes templates as required.
  •  Materials Management: Skillful: Develops material management strategy ensuring alignment with business strategy and operational needs
  • Supplier Performance/Relationship Management: Skillful: Leads development and implementation of innovative performance and measurement metrics
  • Supply Chain Risk Management: Master: Advises on risk assessment and mitigating actions based on experience to large scale, complex projects.
  • Financial Skills: Skillful: Can use cash-flow analysis, total cost of ownership, etc. to conduct a deeper financial analysis in order to deliver significant additional value.
  • Project Management: Skillful: Develops and manages a portfolio of strategic implementation plans with greater complexity that is extremely critical to safe and reliable operations and timely completion of strategic projects.
The Site Supply Chain Manager requires minimal supervision.
  • Job is performed at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal, Cameron, LA.
  • Occasionally, work may be performed at home after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • Required to travel as business conditions dictate.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.
Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace.  All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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