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Contracts Advisor - Indirects

  • Job reference: 925284
  • Location: London
  • Salary: GBP500 - GBP550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 13/09/2019

Indirect Procurement and Contracts Advisor

Our client is a leading independent oil exploration and production company focused on finding and monetising oil in Africa and South America.

Job Purpose:

The Purpose of the role will be to support the Supply Chain function as it implements its digital roadmap, through the delivery of strategic/tactical sourcing initiatives, management of operational procurement (P2P) and supplier performance management.

Responsibilities /Key Objectives:

  • Take ownership of allocated categories, develop and implement category strategies, close liaison/working with Contract Holders to understand requirements, review and plan demand.
  • Provide day to day commercial advice to Contract Holders on C&P issues and governance. Advise on appropriate C&P strategies which manage risk, exploit commercial opportunities and maximise value for money.
  • Lead the commercial and contractual interaction with suppliers.
  • Manage the sourcing process; development of pre tender and tender documentation in conjunction with Contract Holder/s, Pre-Qualification, Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Tender (ITT) and Recommendation to Award (RTA).
  • Manage operational procurement (P2P) activities in SAP and associated document administration duties.
  • Make contract amendments as necessary, deal with all aspects of variations to contracts.
  • In conjunction with Contract Holders manage Contract Performance and Supplier Relationships.
  • Work co-operatively in delivering continuous improvement, streamlining processes, minimising risk and maximising value for the company.
  • Raise the profile of C&P within customer function, promoting C&P principles and influencing policy where appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with other SCM BDT teams sharing best practice & knowledge.

Experience and Education:

  • Proven IT / professional services procurement experience; Category Management principles and execution, Strategic/Tactical Sourcing, Contracting, and Post Award Supplier Performance Management.
  • Experience in the management of global suppliers
  • A proven record as a negotiator who has delivered savings and contract efficiencies.
  • Extensive contract drafting experience with exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain cycle.
  • International exposure within a multinational organisation.
  • P2P Systems experience.
  • Hold a relevant degree (desirable) or an equivalent qualification.
  • MCIPS qualified or an equivalent is desirable.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to add value to this dynamic organisation, then please follow the link below to submit your application.


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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