Contracts & Procurement Specialist

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  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Our client a leading Oil & Gas Operator are seeking a Contracts & Procurement Specialist for an on-going contract role based in Aberdeen.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Project Supply Chain Lead, the Contracts & Procurement Specialist will be part of a dedicated project team tasked with the delivery of selected projects through all project stages (Appraise to Execute) on behalf of the asset. The Contracts & Procurement Specialist role will be to assist the Supply Chain Lead in facilitation & management of a suite of contracts within the Asset Group's projects team and will be involved in all stages of the contracting process from requests for information, market engagement & strategy development through to tendering, contract award & performance management. The Contracts & Procurement Specialist will be expected to contribute towards continuous improvement within the asset group & associated function.


Point of contact for the Asset Group Project team on matters relating to Supply Chain across all ongoing projects
Interface with Supply Chain Management (SCM) colleagues to capitalise on any opportunities for commercial synergies and cost savings
Ensures that they follow the companies contracting process and good SCM practice to optimise value and protect the business
Ensures that they plan their workload to deliver the companies contracting plan

Key Duties

Provide procurement support to internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of contracting and procurement of materials and services
Tendering of work scopes within all stages of the project life cycle
Post award contract management
Requesting proposals/information from suppliers and frame agreement contractors as required
Responsible for maintaining project specific Contracting Plans and Procurement Status Registers
Long lead procurement
Expediting orders
Point of contact for project team for Maximo queries (including PO and Invoices)
General SCM administration
Contribute to safety and operational efficiencies, including the Company's OPEX and CAPEX costs
Encourage new initiatives that improve productivity, help lower total costs of business and/or create efficiencies
Ensure that cost, quality and schedule are managed consistent with Company contract and procurement policies and procedures
Align with Supply Chain strategy and operational requirements ensuring that a full audit trail of contracting activities is maintained in the SCM systems
Assess contractual, financial and liability risk to the company
Ensure all contracts encourage positive behaviour, both internally and externally, that will help support robust contract delivery and performance attainment

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

Professional skills & Experience

Experience of SCM operations in the Oil & Gas Industry preferably with an Operator or Tier 1 Contractor
Experience with ERP/EAMS systems (specifically Maximo) and other associated SCM systems
Experience of building good internal relations and being 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 demonstrate exemplary commitment to HS&E

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

Must be able to work effectively within a multi-functional team
Influencing & negotiation skills
Demonstrable communication skills
Committed team player with a high degree of self-motivation
Ability to structure and solve problems using initiative, imagination & resourcefulness


Ability to travel to sites outside of Aberdeen as required by the asset group and undertake any medical or training courses required
Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen and the UK - as required by the asset group.