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Contracts Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/09/2012
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The Company:
Our Client has operations in the world’s most important oil and gas regions and are leaders in working in extremely difficult environments. They have interests in many offshore producing fields in the UK, including five operated fields and five partner-operated fields. The company also has interests in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, the Netherlands and Norway. The client is the largest private producer of oil in Kazakhstan and the top O&G producer in Thailand. They produce almost half of the cru

The Role:
This role will be in support of Drilling & Completions activities in the UKCS. The role will be responsible for, in conjunction with internal subject matter experts, developing contracting strategies in alignment with business plans and drivers, ensuring delivery of targeted cost reduction and value creation to the company.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Lead strategic sourcing efforts.
Conduct supplier qualification, should cost modelling, prepare request for proposal documentation, coordination of subsequent evaluation / award recommendation, lead negotiations, contract development and ongoing administration.
Ensure compliance and efficiency of contractors.
Accountable for the successful implementation and execution of the sourcing efforts and subsequent delivery of targeted cost reduction and value creation to the company.
Managing the eProcurement supplier process, including developing, loading and maintaining catalogues following any contractual changes. Establishing and ensuring the needs and requirements of key internal and external stakeholders are met.
Conduct local, regional and international market analysis to keep abreast of critical market information, in order to make informed decisions.
Manage and review supplier performance by use of scorecards, key performance indicators, customer satisfaction surveys and health checks.
Utilise sources as recommended in Corporate Strategic Cost Management training, such as category analysis, industry journal & indices, consultants and the internet.
Positively influencing contractor HES improvements and performance.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
High School Graduate with related experience – BS, MBA in Engineering or Commercial Management field preferred.
Experience -
Strong working knowledge of contracting principles, including Contract drafting & formulation, legal requirements, Terms & Conditions and risk assessment.
Understanding of Drilling & Completions Product / Service Lines desirable.
Experienced in developing contracting strategies, bid analysis and contractor performance metrics.
Working knowledge of Category Management process (Category Planning, Sourcing & Supplier Management).
Must have direct drilling contracting development and management experience with higher level degree.
Technical Skill -
Practice in procurement systems, including Ariba suite of eProcurement modules, related ERP SAP system and CHESM database familiarity
Business Acumen -
Proven business and commercial acumen, including negotiation skills
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