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Contracts Advisor

  • Aberdeen, Scotland, GB
  • January 26, 2023
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Energy Resourcing are looking for a Contracts Advisor for a major operator, the role will be based in Aberdeen on a 12 month contract basis.

  1. Responsibilities
  2. The Contracts Advisors role will be to manage the execution of the complete Category Management & Contracting Process (CMCP) supporting the UK Wells operations, including Contract Strategy, Tactics and Contract Management activities for the assigned contract portfolio and collaborate with:
  • Internal stakeholders in development and execution of procurement strategies driving towards value maximization. [Pre-award Phase]
  • Internal & External Stakeholders in ensuring delivery of maximum value via each of the awarded contract/commercial deal. [Post-award Phase]
  • The role will play an important role implementing the right contract structures to drive sustained cost, innovation and safety performance and working with the supply chain to embed innovation and technology solutions to help close our gap to potential.
  1. Value
  • Develop commercially competitive Wells sourcing strategies and tactics that meet the business demand with implementation of Global Franchising Strategies wherever practicable.
  • Conduct tenders, evaluate bids & drive negotiations with suppliers in accordance with the CMCP.
  • Ensure delivery & effectively manage contracts while continuously drive value improvement targets.
  • Effectively manage contract claims and variations to achieve the best commercial outcome.
  • Identify, develop & implement supply chain improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure Supply Chain Strategy supports Goal Zero through implementation of robust contractor safety management practice, alignment to Shell's Contract HSSE Management Manual and the Wells personal & process safety focus areas.
  • Implementation of Contractor HSSE practices in close liaison with Contract Holders and Contract Owners.
  • Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders and collaboratively propose competitive solutions. This may involve constructively challenging the business demand or procurement practices to drive value and efficiency for the organization.
  • Manage Supplier Relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement via relevant contract key metrics. This may involve constructively challenging the Suppliers in terms of the contract delivery and performance as well.
  • Ensure strong connect across the wider CP Organization to ensure continuous cross sharing and leverage of best practices.
  • Ensure collaborative ways of working with Global Category Team.
  • Builds effective working relationships with others and makes a constructive contribution within immediate team.
  • Ensure application of the CMCP process, using commercial judgement, common sense and a simplification mind-set, understanding the difference between non-negotiable compliance elements and CP operating practices, while always keeping enterprise business value in focus.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Highly tuned commercial acumen and fully developed analytical skills in terms of contractual costs and analysis with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals.
  • Comprehensive understanding of contractual risk allocation.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of procurement, contracts, conditions and conventions prevalent in an international setting.
  • Demonstrable experience of tendering, awarding and managing contracts across a range of requirements, wells experience would be beneficial.
  • Experienced in developing contract strategies, which have delivered overall value to the business.
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.
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