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Contract Advisor (Indirects)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/05/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (14/06/19)
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The Role:
Take ownership of allocated categories, develop and implement category strategies, close liaison/working with Contract Holders to understand requirements, review and plan demand.
* Provide day to day commercial advice to Contract Holders on C&P issues and governance. Advise on appropriate C&P strategies which manage risk, exploit commercial opportunities and maximise value for money.
* Lead the commercial and contractual interaction with suppliers.
* Manage the sourcing process; development of pre tender and tender documentation in conjunction with Contract Holder/s, Pre-Qualification, Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Tender (ITT) and Recommendation to Award (RTA).
* Manage operational procurement (P2P) activities in SAP and associated document administration duties.
* Make contract amendments as necessary, deal with all aspects of variations to contracts.
* In conjunction with Contract Holders manage Contract Performance and Supplier Relationships.
* Work co-operatively in delivering continuous improvement, streamlining processes, minimising risk and maximising value for the company.
* Raise the profile of C&P within customer function, promoting C&P principles and influencing policy where appropriate.
* Work collaboratively with other SCM BDT teams sharing best practice & knowledge.

The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Proven indirects / professional services procurement experience including HR and travel; Category Management principles and execution, Strategic/Tactical Sourcing, Contracting, and Post Award Supplier Performance Management.
* Experience in the management of global suppliers
* A proven record as a negotiator who has delivered savings and contract efficiencies.
* Extensive contract drafting experience with exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain cycle.
* International exposure within a multinational organisation.
* P2P Systems experience.
* Hold a relevant degree (desirable) or an equivalent qualification.
* MCIPS qualified or an equivalent is desirable.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Research skills (including desktop research skills and access to market commentators) to investigate supply markets, suppliers and commodities / category areas.
* Analytical capabilities to understand and apply essential C&P techniques such as (TCO) Total Cost of Ownership, financial analysis and pricing models and to identify opportunities for process improvements.
* Presentation skills to create interest, discussion and support on specific subjects with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers.
* Persuasion, influencing and negotiation skills in working with internal customers, colleagues and suppliers.
* Ability to handle a number of tasks simultaneously.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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