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Commercial Assistant

  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/10/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Commercial Function is responsible for providing commercial support and expertise to the group which spans Client's Exploration, Development, Producing Asset and Decommissioning activities, across both operated and non-operated assets.

The Commercial Assistant is one of a team of two reporting to the Commercial Manager and is jointly responsible for supporting and delivering commercial assurance across Client under the direction of the Commercial Manager.

The Commercial Assistant will work closely with the UK Joint Venture Managers and the Legal team, supporting sign off on commercial agreements.

Role and responsibilities

Apply business acumen and financial knowledge to support commercial activity across Client portfolio;
Interact proactively with the Joint Venture Team, in order to identify appropriate commercial resource deployment and support;
Take a supporting role in material and complex negotiations/disputes and in identifying sources of value throughout commercial operations;
Develop a central role during all phases of creation, review and negotiation of commercial agreements;
Support the Joint Venture team through busy periods and taking on Joint Venture Management responsibilities where necessary;
Support business development opportunities on an ad hoc basis;
Ensure that Senior Management are briefed/fully informed on commercial issues and options;
Work alongside the JV Managers to identify areas of risk exposure in Client's existing commercial agreements, and where appropriate, highlight to management, along with potential mitigations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified in Finance or related subject;
Relevant commercial or business analyst experience;
Proven oil and gas experience ideally gained in an operating environment and across a range of functions including operations, commercial, business and project management.
Knowledge of commercial architecture, commercial best practice, regulatory and licence requirements and a solid level of experience in the upstream oil & gas sector;
Demonstrates knowledge of JV agreements
Demonstrates a solid track record in an advisory role within a related discipline;
Experience of participating in negotiations in the oil and gas sector;
Knowledge of Decommissioning principles and business models (valuations, securities, sureties, planning etc) and associated commercial agreements.

Hands-on approach, results-oriented, articulate, persuasive;
Excellent communication skills, including priority setting, motivation and conflict resolution, stakeholder liaison and business planning;

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