Applying sound business / SCM judgment and decision making to support business objectives
Providing coaching to internal clients on the application of modern SCM principles
Provide commercial support to internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of Category Managed contracting for materials and services in support of the Company's (UKCS) activity.
Contribute significantly to safety and operational efficiencies, including the Company's OPEX and CAPEX costs
Category Managed Contracts - Develop contracting strategies for Production Operations and Reservoir & Wells major activities and being accountable for internal stakeholder engagement and external (JOA) approvals
Category Managed Contracts - Strategy Implementation and accountable for internal stakeholder engagement and external (JOA) approvals
Category Managed Contracts - Contract Performance Management with commitment and focus that will help support robust contract delivery and performance attainment.
Ensuring all contracts reflect approved contracting positions and assess contractual, financial and liability risk to the company.
Ensure adherence to policies, procedures, regulations and laws whilst mitigating the company's exposure to risks and liabilities.
Ensure the delivery of robust, fit for purpose contractual arrangements that provide the optimum balance of value, quality, innovation and service delivery to meet the overall business requirements of
Ensure that the Contractual records within the appropriate electronic and physical repositories are accurately maintained
Develop new Contracts to align with Supply Chain strategy and Operational requirements
Develop strategy, tender, analyse, negotiate and award Orders and Contracts as per policies and procedures.
Liaise with key client group stakeholders to ensure suitable Supply Management involvement in the development, implementation and evaluation of supply chain contracting strategies.
Ensure all key contracts carry a comprehensive set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to encourage positive behaviour, both internally and externally, that will help support robust contract delivery and performance attainment
Manage and facilitate Quarterly Performance Reviews (QPR) with suppliers and contractors, focusing on shortcomings against KPIs or SLAs ensuring remedial action or an action plan is developed and agreed by all stakeholders.
Meet regularly with key contractors to ensure the Company's needs are being met, that strategic value of the relationships are being realised and that the Company is meeting its obligations to the contractor to help position the contract for success.
Encourage new initiatives that improve productivity and/or help lower total costs of business.
Ensure that cost, quality and schedule are managed consistent with Company contract and procurement policies and procedures
Fulfil an active role in supporting the Company in industry supported initiatives such as FPAL and the Supply Chain Forum
Education Attainment & Accreditation
Business, Finance, Law degree or equivalent or suitable equivalent experience through on the job training and development
Post Graduate Diploma or Master's Degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management or Commercial Law
Fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) preferred
Professional skills & Experience
Significant experience of SCM operations in the Oil & Gas Industry preferably with an Operator or Tier 1 Contractor
Significant experience of Supply Chain Management in the UKCS with an good understanding of the marketplace, and contracting landscape as it applies to production operations, reservoir & wells and projects
Significant experience with Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Performance Management
Good experience with ERP/EAMS systems (specifically Maximo) and other associated SCM systems
Experience of building good internal relations and being seen as a proactive player are critical to success
Ability to work with established processes and guidelines but also continually look at areas for improvement.
Must have extensive experience in a Category Lead or Senior Contract Analyst role or have senior procurement experience and sound contractual knowledge within a competent major procurement operation
Interpersonal Skills & Qualities
Must demonstrate good influencing and leadership skills and influencing skills with HS&E leadership a priority
Demonstrable communication skills at all organisational levels
Committed team player with a high degree of self-motivation
Ability to structure and solve problems using initiative, imagination & resourcefulness
Ability to travel to sites outside of Aberdeen - Peterhead, Flotta and offshore installations - as required by the business and undertake any medical or training courses required to complete the necessary travel
Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen and the UK - as required by the business.