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Senior Contract Administrator

  • Job reference: 921662
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Project Controls
  • Date posted: 13/09/2018

Purpose:

This role is an individual contributor role with responsibilities, including:

  • Analysis, negotiation, and implementation of contracts to support company chemicals business needs.
  • Work as a change agent and supplier relationship manager for improving Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost in the supply base.

Position Overview:

  • Lead and participate in contract negotiation, contract administration, and termination activities to provide for proper contract execution and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal and contract requirements serve as a key strategic advisor to the organization on contractual and business issues by identifying and mitigating risk, planning and executing successful negotiations, constructing favorable contract terms and conditions
  • Ensures that Procurement is perceived as a positive, significant, and value adding integral partner to company

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, analyses and awards RFx events through Ariba.
  • Tracks and develops spend reports
  • Participates in, and leads as needed, planning processes to identify upcoming needs. Communicates with internal stakeholders regarding their needs and solicit feedback and participation.
  • Develops contracting strategies as required, given project or service requirements (e.g. lump sum, T & M), and chooses contracting vehicles appropriate to situations.
  • Manages certificate of insurance and rate schedule change processes
  • Manages, develops and negotiates non-disclosure agreements
  • Qualifies or pre-qualifies suppliers to assurance capabilities in areas such as safety and health, financial well-being (e.g. bonding capability), labor and equipment rates, employment/resource levels, licenses, reference checks and background check policy implementation. Develops approved suppliers' lists, maintain sub-contractor lists, and work with end users in scope development as appropriate.
  • Negotiates key commercial terms and conditions. Analyzes RFQ packages and labor rates. Develops awareness of associated risks with key stakeholders.
  • Liaises with Legal and Risk Management staffs as required to ensure contractual terms and conditions are acceptable and serve to minimize risk.
  • Monitors supplier performance. Utilizes existing systems to manage contracts and related information.
  • Tracks and documents scope of work changes. Communicates with suppliers as focal point for ongoing issue resolution, including warranty issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field
  • 5 or more years of procurement contract administration or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business Acumen
  • Compliance
  • Contracting
  • Contract Negotiating
  • Influencing
  • Project Management
  • Purchase to Pay
  • Relationship Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement

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.