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Contract Specialist, Supply Chain – Utica Shale

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ohio
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/07/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a Global Leading Oil & Gas operating Company

The Role:
Responsibilities include supporting the GSC Unconventional Resources Team through effective use of Category Management across the Unconventional Business Unit (UBU). The successful candidate will have strong sourcing and contracting skills and will be expected to work in a team atmosphere supporting all aspects of the Utica Shale prospect while working with limited supervision and will need to plan for and manage his/her daily activities and complex projects/issues. Successful candidate will be expected to apply analytical, technical, and industry knowledge, standards and practices to routine assignments and complex projects. The Specialist will work closely and develop strong business relationships with Business partners to define the best business solutions, which address priority business needs or issues. Conduct necessary analysis, devise and present appropriate approaches and solutions, and ensure the timely delivery of high quality services. A strong contracting background, negotiation skills, interpersonal skills and attention to detail are essential for success in this role. The Specialist will support specific projects/initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of GSC and actively cultivate strong relationships with contractors and suppliers via facilitation of Contractor Performance Management (CPM).

•Assist the category managers with the implementation of CPM
•Provide sourcing and contracting support for Unconventional Production activities
•Negotiate legal and commercial terms to achieve optimal business results
•Evaluate proposals with business partner to identify the best solution instead of the ideal technical solution or lowest price, and draft proposals to GSC and Business Partner management
•Identify key contract risks and the associated mitigation strategies.
•Ensure compliance with legislative regulations and corporate policies and procedures (Sarbanes-Oxley, FCPA, etc.).
•Work with business partners to understand business needs/ requirements and define GSC services needed to address these needs/requirements
•Develop and maintain strong relationships with business partners, keeping them fully informed of changes to specification/terms of service with a particular supplier/contractor
•Develop working relationships that motivate suppliers/contractors to deliver required level of service and to facilitate the speedy and effective resolution of issues, as needed
•Apply industry knowledge and use available tools to offer alternative approaches/solutions where other 'fit for purpose' options do not exist
•Plan and schedule work activities, within prescribed parameters
•Complete Lean training and promote innovation and continual process improvement throughout GSC
•Robust understanding of financial indicators and ability to perform sound economic analysis (e.g., ROI, cash flow analysis, lease vs. buy, micro economics)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*10-15 years professional level work experience in Supply Chain, Exploration and Production supporting activities strongly preferred.
*Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or Engineering required. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
*Ability to negotiate and execute various contract types including: Long Term "Call-Off" Service Agreements, Consulting, Equipment and Materials, etc.
*Strong interpersonal, communication and analytic skills
*Able to work within a Team Pool environment with critical drivers and timelines
*Ability to perform under pressure and to adjust to changing priorities.
*Strong computer skills including SAP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.
*Demonstrates strong organization/time management and prioritization skills
*Ability to work alone or on a team
*Understanding of contract legal terms and conditions and various compensation models
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