Contracts Manager - VR/29824

Status: Permanent
Location: Kingswells, Aberdeen
Rate: Available Upon Request

Join a global energy company as Contracts Manager. This organisation strives to retain and recognise high performing individuals who help it achieve superior results and deliver its vision of energy for all.


As Contracts Manager, you’ll oversee the activities of the Contracts Team, ensuring work is completed in compliance with corporate policies, standards, processes and procedural aids requirements. You’ll also lead, develop, and implement Contracts & Procurement (C&P) plans/strategies which optimise contract spend (circa £1.25-1.5 billion per annum)/contract mix, maximise leverage in the market and deliver maximum value to the business.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing and contributing to the successful execution of contracting strategies, in support of all UK activities and manage the department’s activities effectively to achieve business KPI’s, Key Results and budget targets.
  • Developing and implementing annual C&P plans which meet SCM guidelines and facilitates the delivery of business goals and priorities.
  • Managing the Contracts Team’s activities, ensuring a high quality of service is provided and that activities are completed to the highest professional standards and in accordance with the company’s contracting procedures and processes.
  • In conjunction with department managers, managing the performance of key contractors and suppliers, developing positive and constructive relationships with key contacts, internally and externally, and proactively manage supply chain risks.
  • Providing expertise, advice and coaching to the Contracts Team and the wider company on contract strategies and complex/non-routine situations, developing contracts staff and succession plan.
  • Providing coaching on contractual matters to key internal stakeholders to ensure they understand and discharging effectively their roles and responsibilities in the contracting and procurement process.
  • Representing the company at meetings with joint venture partners, industry forums and government bodies.
  • Monitoring strategic developments in contracting and introduce new thinking and practice as appropriate.
  • Liaising with HQ SCM on a regular basis to gain the best benefits in term of the C&P plan, Project Procurement Strategies and Recommendation for Awards and in the development of global initiatives.
  • Focal point for corporate and partners audits, compliance audit, performance audits.


About You:

  • Highly experienced with high value contracting processes/contract development, with demonstrable success within the energy industry.
  • Understanding of the oil and gas industry supply chain market and it’s contracting principles and practices.
  • Proven experience of effectively managing contracts teams.
  • Proven understanding of joint venture operations and the impact contractual commitments have on joint venture partners.
  • Proven capability to successfully negotiate, implement and manage high value contract/framework agreements/claims.
  • Ability to perform effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities driven by business needs, and lead to process reengineering and improvement.
  • Ability to interact with and influence at a senior level, internally and externally.
  • Assertiveness/Ability to articulate clearly.
  • Numerate, analytical and logical.
  • Effective relationship-builder at all levels, internally and externally, excellent influencing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse cultural environment.
  • Excellent networks with other operators and industry bodies.
  • A degree in an appropriate subject; Business, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Logistics as examples.
  • Strong leadership capability, experience of leading teams across multiple disciplines, and the ability to understand and interact effectively with diverse groups and operations.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure and deliver timely results, coupled with personal drive and self-starting initiative and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment without compromising integrity.


What’s on offer?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Car allowance.
  • Strong pension scheme.
  • Excellent bonus incentives.
  • Private medical & dental.
  • Life and accident cover.
  • Free lunches in the office.
  • Compressed working week (9-day fortnight).


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