Senior Contracts Adviser - VR/29349

Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Aberdeen
Rate: Expectations to be discussed (PAYE day rate)

Experienced Senior Contracts Adviser required by an independent E&P company, on a contract basis until the end of the year (with potential for extension).


As Senior Contracts Adviser, you’ll oversee the execution of the complete Category Management and Contracting Process, including contract strategy, tactics and contract management activities.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operating effectively across multiple and complex internal business/functional interfaces, often at a senior level, and is recognised by internal customers, peers and suppliers as a seasoned professional.
  • Confidently dealing with suppliers up to and at senior levels as required.
  • Building strong and effective relationships with internal customers and is seen as an integral part of their Business Team. Taking time to understand their operation and their real business needs.
  • As a result of the relatively high level of professional expertise, operating with considerable autonomy within the organisations Supply Chain Policy and framework.
  • Is conversant with both the theory and application of the full range of modern procurement tools and techniques. As a result, is able to develop an in-depth understanding of the nature and dynamics of the supply markets in which he/she operates.
  • Developing and implementing commercial solutions which:
    • Are driven by and respond to business needs.
    • Are often innovative and do things differently.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to develop overall demand forecasts for input into the Category Plan on a rolling three-year basis.
  • Developing and implementing high quality documentation for bidding, evaluation, negotiation, award and post award management for all contracts in portfolio in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Drafting and developing Contracts and Contract Amendments including robust Contract Management Plans, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as required.
  • Ensuring delivery and managing a portfolio of delegated contracts.
  • Ensuring implementation of Contractor HSES practices in close liaison with Technical Owners.
  • Acting as the primary liaison between C&P, legal, insurance and other risk structure functions, filtering and dealing with most day-to-day matters so functional involvement is only required for more substantive items.
  • Identifying and understanding commercial needs from internal stakeholders and collaboratively proposing solutions that take account of market conditions, risks and business drivers.
  • Leading supplier relationships effectively and collaboratively drives continuous performance improvement.
  • Building and maintaining strong network in the market, being fully aware of forthcoming opportunities and supplier developments.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Significant experience in a similar role.
  • Relevant degree qualification (preferred).
  • MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) qualification (preferred).
  • Track record of effective leadership and people management.
  • Experience in preparing Category Plans, ITTs and drafting contract documents and award recommendations etc, within the contracts and procurement function preferably within the energy industry.
  • Appreciation of the technical aspects of offshore operations.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations and complex tender evaluation.
  • Experience in contract management and developing supplier relationships, delivering benefits through collaborative working.
  • Appreciation of the need to build stakeholder relationships and application of business needs.
  • Can do attitude, able to articulate in a precise manner.
  • Focused on tangible value outcomes for the enterprise, translates strategy to outcomes.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset.
  • Able to make a useful contribution to the development of the vision.
  • Uses professional expertise to develop innovative category strategies and different ways of doing things.
  • Able to develop effective work plans and priorities in order to meet objectives.
  • Is an effective team member and fully contributes to the team effort. Openly shares professional expertise and know-how with the team.
  • Able to lead a multi-functional team for a procurement project.
  • Applies analytical skills to commercial projects.


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