Senior Contracts Specialist - VR/26982

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Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Kingswells, Aberdeen
Rate: Expectations to be discussed

Requirement for a Senior Contracts Specialist to join an E&P company for a 12-month contract. There are many benefits to working as a PAYE contractor for this organisation, including a compressed working week, hybrid/flexible working and 38 days of annual leave!


Basic Purpose of Role

Provision of contract administration and commercial support primarily to the Engineering Department but with a requirement to also support the Logistics and HSSEQ Teams as required, developing highly effective relationships with all team members.


Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the four stages procurement cycle in accordance with procurement processes and full compliance with DOA requirements, including strategy formulation, tendering and negotiation.
  • Commercial management of long-term master service contracts ensuring best value.
  • Processing requisitions once approved by budget holders into call-off/purchase orders, applying diligence to pricing and Terms and Conditions, issue to suppliers, tracking return of signed order and expediting same.
  • Preparing tender strategies and ITT documentation for ad hoc requirements.
  • Carrying out detailed quantitative and qualitative tender evaluation, direct contractual and commercial negotiation in accordance with contracting principles.
  • Responsible for contract risk mitigation and commercial optimisation.
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders to evaluate tenders, obtain contract award approvals, and contract execution.
  • Developing and presenting detailed contract award recommendations to management.
  • Providing post-award administration support including contract amendment and variation administration.
  • Responsible for key supplier performance and relationship management.
  • Ensuring that the Supply Chain Department Procurement Plan is kept up to date on a month-end basis as a minimum or more regularly as may be required.
  • Ensuring effective cost / budget tracking and CTR management.
  • Assisting Contracts Leads and Contracts & Procurement Manager as required.


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

  • Preferably educated to degree-level in a relevant discipline and/or a professional qualification (e.g. CIPS).
  • Experience in a similar role, ideally within an oil and gas operator / E&P environment.
  • Extensive experience in contract and commercial negotiations.
  • Experience in engineering contracts and operations projects / contracts.
  • Proven ability to deal with many suppliers, build relationships and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to develop relationships with key internal stakeholders in operations, engineering, legal departments.
  • Detailed knowledge of LOGIC model contracts.
  • Knowledge of Oracle / Maximo or similar ERP or procurement and materials systems.
  • Willing to be 'hands on' to manage all types of contracts, large and small.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Confident and assertive.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environment.
  • Strong negotiator.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.


TMM Recruitment INDSCC

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