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  • Job reference: RMS0144756

Contracts Advisor - Indirect Procurement

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/07/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

The Role:
Support the Business in meeting its objectives for Indirect Procurement category requirements through the development of contracting strategies, the composition and issue of invitations to tender, objective bid evaluation, preparation and award of the final contract, negotiation of arrangements coupled with post award contractor performance management.
The Indirects Category includes; HR, Professional Services.

Primarily - Indirect Procurement contract requirements. Close liaison with Business users and IT to understand requirements, review and plan demand, develop category plans for sourcing execution
Develops contracting strategies for contracts / purchases including establishment of Framework Agreements with regular suppliers, roll up of multiple contracts with same supplier and exploring global purchasing opportunities
Provides assistance in facilitating contract strategy workshop sessions.
Reviews specifications and Scope of Work for completeness and enables technical functions to translate their requirements into a clearly articulated expression of commercial intent.
Develops, compiles and conducts pre-qualification exercises, pre-tender meetings, invitation to tender documentation, tender openings and evaluation of tenders received, including detailed analysis of commercial and contractual qualifications, exceptions and deviations.
Negotiates contractor/supplier based terms and conditions
Administers contracts.
Provides ad-hoc support to User functions on post-award contractual interpretation and administration matters coupled with contract provisions including explanations on processes, penalties, and compliance terms to Users.

On request, resolves discrepancies in contract deliverables and prepares written documentation as necessary to enable clarity in interpretation.

Demonstrates continuous efforts to work co-operatively and jointly to provide a quality and seamless customer service.
Support Supplier Performance management and supplier relationship management activities

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience in Contracting and Procurement, including indirect and general services procurement
Contracts formulation experience with exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain.
Exposure to the end to end Procurement cycle from the development of category plans through to post contract administration and supplier management
Experience of senior stakeholder engagement is an advantage
Diploma level in a business or management related subject.
CIPS or equivalent professional qualification desirable.
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