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Senior Procurement Specialist Upstream

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/10/2011
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The Role:
Report To: Line Manager
Provide direction and leadership to procurement activity and manage implementation in accordance with upstream procurement strategy
Oversight of EPC Contractors critical procurement activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations for local content, contract management documents, ITT packages, Tender/Bid Evaluation Reports, Vendor List, Budget Quotes, Contract award
Guide and deliver procurement strategies, negotiation mandates, procurement outcomes, and project/contract management plans
Lead the negotiation of large/major procurement contracts and other commercial agreements
Identify and mitigate commercial risks across complex interdependent procurement interfaces in a range of geographic locations worldwide
Bring together multi-discipline teams (e.g. technical, QA, HSE, IR/ER, legal, tax, insurance etc) to deliver optimum end-to-end procurement outcomes
Provide procurement solutions to technical challenges.
Identify improvement opportunities and innovative commercial value-adds based on a deep understanding of global E&P industry and trends
Lead peer reviews for large/major procurement packages

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experienced professional (5+years) with broad knowledge base supplemented by substantial expertise in specialist areas
Broad commercial evaluation and analytical experience
Ability to interpret complex scopes of work and drive / influence the business to adopt optimum procurement solutions
In-depth knowledge of how a broad range of contracting models and standard industry terms can be applied to deliver optimum total cost of ownership solutions
Strong negotiation skills with sufficient industry and technical experience to lead negotiations across a wide range of supply chain activities in multiple areas of the business
Specialist in particular fields
Knowledge of customs, tax and other regulatory requirements effecting procurement activities
Experienced in the composition of a broad range of recommendations/business cases for awarding medium to large sized procurement packages
Knowledge of project controls principles and techniques

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Broad based business and commercial competency
Strong grasp of financial and other risk issues
Can clearly articulate key value drivers, risks, opportunities and solutions at relevant business level, and forecast/steer procuremement outcomes accordingly
Personal influencing skills (internal and external stakeholders)
Contractor relationship management skills
Awareness of international socio-politics’ and economic trends
Demonstrated leadership ability
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