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Senior Contracts Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
The position will report into Head of Procurement based in Aberdeen. The Procurement function in Aberdeen will provide a vital service role to support project deliverables

* Drive Operations procurement activities on behalf of clients leading strategic sourcing processes and managing the supply chain processes.
* Responsible for Operations SCM processes for the business in Aberdeen in close
cooperation with local business representatives and corporate functions within and outside Procurement/SCM.
* Demand and market analysis
* Supplier pre-qualifications
* Development of overall and specific procurement strategies
* Development of tender packages and lead/coordinate complete tender processes
* Prepare contractual documentation in accordance with clients procedures
* Vendor evaluation, negotiation and contract award
* Drive and perform Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management
* Advise internal customer on procurement issues
* Coordinate/expedite goods and services as required including handling Service Management request, placing purchase orders and following up relevant operational issues.
* Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders.
* Apply and assure compliance with clients governing Supply Chain Management processes

Skills and Experience:

* Significant experience in the creation and management of major Operations & Maintenance contracts on the UKCS
* Experience gained within an operator environment would be beneficial
* Experienced in strategic sourcing and SCM processes
* Experienced in supporting large scale and high value Operations activities
* Solid experience of UK legislative environment and contractual agreements
* Demonstrable ability to forge strong stakeholder relationships
* Ability to work in a cross cultural / international working environment
* SAP experience including Requisition to Pay models advantageous
* Excellent commercial and analytical experience within the oil and gas industry
* Broad understanding of the oil and gas industry, including a sound appreciation of the technical aspects that drive the commercial aspects of projects
* Good technical understanding/interest
* Fluent English, written and spoken


* Degree qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. Supply Chain Management, Business Studies, Law, would be desirable
* Relevant MSc desirable

Personal specification:

* Commercial understanding and performance drive
* Co-operative and enjoys working in project teams whilst able to work independently
* Able to work within multidisciplinary teams and across organisational boundaries
* Skilled in developing, utilising and extending network of internal and external contacts
* Delivers high quality work under tight deadlines
* Ability to seek creative win-win solutions
* Ability to develop trust, respect and team work within and outside own unit
* Good communication, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills

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