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Contracts Specialist - Wells

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/07/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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Manage the execution of the complete Category Management & Contracting Process (CMCP) including Contract Strategy, Tactics and Contract Management activities for the assigned contract portfolio and collaborate with:
- Internal & External stakeholders in development and execution of procurement strategies driving towards value maximisation. [Pre-award Phase]
- Internal & External (Suppliers) Stakeholders in ensuring delivery of maximum value via each of the awarded contract/commercial deal. [Post-award Phase]

Key Responsibilities:

o Develop commercially competitive project sourcing strategies and tactics that meet the Business Demand while taking into account potential implementation of Global Strategies at local/regional level.
o Conduct tenders, evaluate bids & drive negotiations with Suppliers in accordance to the CMCP and Project Standards as an overall guidance.
o Ensure delivery & effectively manage contracts while continuously drive value improvement targets.
o Effectively manage contract claims and variations to achieve the best commercial outcome for the project team
o Identify, develop & implement supply chain improvement opportunities.

o Ensure Supply Chain Strategy supports Goal Zero Aspiration through implementation of robust Contractor Safety Management practices and alignment to personal and process safety Goal Zero focus areas.
o Implementation of Contractor HSSE practices in close liaison with Contract Managers/Holders and Owners.

Business Interface
o Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders such as Wells Operations Team Leads, Well Operations Managers, Wells Engineering Managers
o Collaboratively propose competitive solutions. This may involve constructively challenging the Business Demand &/or Procurement Practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the organisation.

Supplier Interface
o Manage Supplier Relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement via relevant contract key metrics (Eg: HSSE, Operations, Cost). This would involve constructively challenging the Suppliers in terms of the contract delivery and performance as well.

CP Interface
o Ensure strong connect across the wider CP Organisation (Eg: Production, Wells, Projects, Operations, Materials Management, Centre of Excellence) to ensure continuous cross sharing and leverage of best practices.
o Ensure collaborative ways of working with Global Category Team (only relevant for certain spend categories).

o Provides support and guidance to other team members to ensure delivery of results where possible.
o Builds effective working relationships with others and makes a constructive contribution within immediate team.

o Ensure application of the E2E CMCP process, using commercial judgement, common sense and a simplification mind-set, understanding the difference between non-negotiable compliance elements (Safety, E&C, Code of Conduct, Law) and CP operating practices, while always keeping enterprise business value in focus.


Value Opportunity
o In order to achieve and sustain "most competitive supply chains", future value delivery will predominantly be derived from the Demand and Specification levers, which will require further and deeper application of Supply Chain Transformational approaches combined with deeper collaboration with key suppliers in the Supply Chain.
o Ability to manage and prioritise value and the potentially dynamic nature of the portfolio based on Business Demand and Team Capacity.

Realising Value
o Implementation of robust CP tactics/strategy and contract documentation to secure third party services and materials in compliance with business need, quality requirements and on best commercial terms that fully accounts for all market capacity/capability and risks/opportunities.
o Supporting the delivery of contracts awarded, which includes developing comprehensive post award contract management plans to enable value maximisation for the organisation.

Stakeholder Management
o Various interface management which includes internal (Business Stakeholders, Global Category Team, wider CP Team) & external (Suppliers, Contractors) that would require excellent collaboration and close cooperation.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experiences and Qualifications:
o A degree level (Business/Engineering) or proven experience within CP.
o Proven track record of execution excellence & delivering results.
o Professional CP Qualification (e.g. MCIPS, ISM) would be preferred but not mandatory.
o Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals.
o Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation.
o Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.

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