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Contracting Specialist

Contracting Specialist

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    Oil and Gas

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    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

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Our client, an Oil & Gas operator based in Aberdeen are potentially looking for Contracting Specialists for varying contract lengths.

Candidates preferred that have previously worked directly for an Operator or Tier 1 Contractor.

Key Duties
* 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 Supply Chain strategy and operational requirements ensuring that a full audit trail of contracting activities is maintained in the SCM systems
* Contribute significantly to safety and operational efficiencies, including the Company's OPEX and CAPEX costs
* Assist with the compilation of meaningful statistics to ensure they maintain the Contractual records within the appropriate electronic and physical repositories and generally support the Buying Team on day to day contractual issues
* Assess contractual, financial and liability risk to the company
* Ensure all key contracts carry a comprehensive set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to encourage positive behaviour, both internally and externally, that will help support robust contract delivery and performance attainment
* Meet regularly with key contractors to ensure the Company's needs are being met, that strategic value of the relationships are being realised and that the Company is meeting its obligations to the contractor to help position the contract for success
* 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)
Professional Skills & Experience
* Experience of SCM operations in the Oil & Gas Industry preferably with an Operator or Tier 1 Contractor
* Experience of Supply Chain Management in the UKCS with a good understanding of the marketplace, and contracting landscape as it applies to production operations, reservoir & wells and projects
* Experience with Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Performance Management
* Experience with ERP/EAMS systems (specifically Maximo) and other associated SCM systems
* Experience of building good internal relations and seen as a proactive player are critical to success
* Ability to work with established processes and guidelines but also continually look at areas for improvement
* Must have experience in a Contract Specialist role or have other procurement experience and contractual knowledge within a competent major procurement operation
* Must demonstrate exemplary commitment to good HS&E practice
Interpersonal Skills & Qualities
* Must be able to work effectively within a multi-functional team
* Must have good influencing skills & negotiation skills
* Demonstrable communication skills at all organisational levels and with remote Asset team members
* Committed team player with a high degree of self-motivation embraces change and continuous improvement
* Ability to structure and solve problems using initiative and resourcefulness

* Ability to travel to sites outside of Aberdeen - Peterhead, Flotta and offshore installations - as required by the business and undertake any medical or training courses required to complete such necessary travel
* Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen and the UK - as required by the business

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