Contract Specialist

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    Aberdeen, Scotland

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    Cheryl Leonard

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    8 months ago

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Contract Specialist required for a contract role

This role is responsible for a significant area of spend in the business. The Contracting Specialist role will manage a suite of allocated contracts that underpin the day to day operational business and will therefore take responsibility for all stages of the contracting process from strategy development through to performance management, with full engagement from key business stakeholders. The Contracting Specialist will be expected to contribute significantly towards continuous improvement within the function.

Provide commercial support to internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of contracting for materials and services in support of the Company's activity 

Develop strategy, tender, analyse, negotiate and award contracts to align with strategy and operational requirements

Contribute significantly to safety and operational efficiency's

Assist with the compilation of meaningful statistics to ensure they maintain the Contractual records

Assess contractual, financial and liability risk to the company 

Ensure all key contracts carry a comprehensive set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Meet regularly with key contractors to ensure the Company's needs are being met, that strategic value of the relationships are being realised

Encourage new initiatives that improve productivity and/or help lower total costs of business 

Ensure that cost, quality and schedules are managed consistent with Company contract and procurement policies and procedures 

Contribute to the development and implementation of a contract/call-off spend report mechanism 

Fulfil an active role in supporting the Company in industry supported initiatives

Education Attainment & Accreditation 

HND in Business, Finance or Law or suitable equivalent experience through on the job training and development 

Post Graduate Diploma or Master's Degree in Supply Chain Management or Commercial Law 

Working towards or fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)