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Contracts Advisor

  • Job reference: 924662
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 02/04/2019

924662 - Contracts Advisor ( Indirect )

Job Description

  • To support the functions based at the Corporate Centre (CC) meeting their objectives through maximising value for the company through the delivery of strategic/tactical sourcing initiatives, management of operational procurement (P2P) and supplier performance management.
  • The role is dedicated to the support of our client's Information Systems ("IS") function, working in the team of three (two team members reporting to the Category Lead) that our client's Supply Chain Management function dedicate to IS. It will focus on procurement of computer hardware and services. It is not a generalist indirect procurement role.
  • Take ownership of allocated categories of IT hardware, networks, telecommunications and infrastructure spend, 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 IS 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, particularly those of computer, infrastructure and storage equipment and services.
  • 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.

Personal Specification

  • Proven IT and IS 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 or an equivalent qualification.
  • MCIPS qualified or an equivalent is desirable.
  • Research skills (including desktop research skills and access to market commentators) to investigate supply markets, suppliers and commodities / category areas.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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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