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  • Job reference: RMS0131190

Contracts Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/11/2013
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our Client uses its pioneering spirit to responsibly deliver energy to the world. This purpose transcends all of the clients operations. The Company conducts its business to return maximum value to shareholders while utilizing a wealth of knowledge and resources from its employees and acting responsibly in all communities in which it operates. With more than 30,000 employees, our Client works worldwide to consistently deliver top performance, value and to maintain the company’s global market

The Role:
Responsible for ensuring that appropriate contracts are placed and managed to support the UK operations business. Responsible for full commercial and contractual support including development of concept, strategy, bidding, negotiation, execution and ongoing management of contracts post award.

Accountabilities and End Results:

Accountable to work with business customers to define requirements and to develop and implement long term contracting strategy taking cognisance of prevailing market conditions and to ensure successful performance of contract.

Primary Functions & Dimensions:

Select Sourcing Strategy (Sourcing & Supply Base Strategy)

- Collaborate with internal customers to develop Strategy and Procurement Plan in line with current market conditions.
- Responsible for obtaining both partner and internal approvals (local and corporate).

Select Supplier Portfolio (Requirements Definition & Supplier Bidding)

- Building Bidders list using FPAL technical and commercial pre-qualification and subsequent qualification if required.

Select Implementation Path (Requirements Definition & Supplier Bidding)

- Bid Preparation Bid Evaluation criteria/model/TSV

Negotiate & Select Suppliers (Sourcing Execution - Negotiation & Supplier Contract Creation)

- Final Evaluation : The process of selecting, negotiating terms, delivery & price. Getting both partner and internal approvals Contract Drafting / Contract Amendments / Reviews/Renewals; coordinating with Internal Partners, including Legal, Insurance & Tax.

Supplier Performance Management (Supplier Management - Supplier Management)

- Supplier onboarding and ongoing proactive management of the Contract including development and implementation of Contract Management Plans and KPI's. Handling of any claims

Supplier Relationship Management (Supplier Management - Supplier Partnering)

- Proactive Contract Management, leadership of Contract Review Meetings and Contract Steering Meetings.
- Direct liaison with BU management to ensure appropriate supplier engagement.
- Work closely with technical contract users to ensure appropriate technical performance.

Business Partnering (Customer Management - Internal)

- Proactively engage with the business to develop overall demand forecasts.

Market knowledge and understanding.

- Maintain awareness of supply market dynamics, including supply and demand constraints, overall market capacity, company & competitor activity and positioning in the market, risks to supply.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Effective written and verbal communicator – good presentation and interpersonal skills.
•Track record in delivering results
•Ability to work collaboratively with vendor(s) whilst ensuring that Company best interests are protected.
•Self-motivated, enthusiastic with ability to work as part of a team.
•Good contract drafting skills.
•Demonstrated negotiation skills, commercially astute.
•Flexible and creative approach with willingness to embrace change.
•Understanding & knowledge of procurement tools, techniques, commercial frameworks and relevant regulatory/legislative requirements & ability to ensure compliance.
•Ability to effectively apply analytical tools, concepts and methods.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline
•Awareness of relevant technical issues and desire to increase knowledge base
•Relevant work experience in contractual and/or commercial working environment
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