Contracts Advisor


Airswift are partnered with an Energy provider and have a role of Contract Advisor to work for 12 months contract assignment in Perth, WA.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Applies Procurement processes in alignment with corporate guidelines to design intent, local operating procedures, and audits.
  • Develops effective relationships with internal business leaders to understand business requirements, to forecast demand, and to verify established contracts are effective.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with suppliers to ensure optimum delivery quality and sustained performance in line with business objectives.
  • Supports Procurement Leadership teams to provide insight into the current activities and initiatives.
  • Executes against the control framework for master data management; maintain quality and accuracy of information.
  • Identifies and implements Procurement improvement initiatives
  • Work collaboratively across Supply Chain (Region, Global and across sub-functions) and operational stakeholders to develop and execute category strategies
  • Deliver sustainable unit cost reduction through developing and executing category strategies
  • Ensure category strategy alignment to strategies for categories monitored at a global level
  • Drive collaboration across the region to identify and execute opportunities to reduce external spend through demand, price and productivity (technology) levers

Sourcing Strategy and Planning

  • Develops and executes sourcing activities contributing to the Supply Sourcing Plan.
  • Collects requirements and analyses key data inputs from multiple sources (internal and external) to build robust category and sourcing strategies with a near, mid- and long-term outlook.
  • Develops category strategies that minimise supply risk to the business, optimise cost and contribute to process automation.
  • Validates category strategies and contract coverage to support the Business Strategies and budget.
  • Plans and executes portfolio of sourcing projects enabling category strategies and manage on-time delivery minimising disruption to the business operations.
  • Executes activities that contribute to the Local Procurement Plan.
  • Develops sourcing and negotiation strategies using market intelligence and best practice tools such as should cost modelling, e-Auctions, TCO analysis
  • Negotiates with suppliers & executing tenders of strategic subcategories to reduce total cost to the business
  • Ensures integration of the category strategy across Supply (Purchasing, inventory and warehousing) to ensure lowest inbound supply chain cost

Tender and Contract Management

  • Develops, publishes and manages tenders and their commercial evaluation in line with sourcing projects.
  • Coordinates the technical and any other non-commercial evaluation of tenders prior to negotiation.
  • Conducts and leads negotiations with suppliers post tender evaluation.
  • Creates, manages and monitors contracts.
  • Performs contract variations in line with business requirements.
  • Develops cost optimisation strategies that deliver cost savings.

Supplier Management

  • Manages assigned portfolio of suppliers supporting the business ensuring optimal usage.
  • Performs supplier selection, qualification & on-boarding in line with local requirements and regulation.
  • Executes supplier performance reviews to track performance with contract and business requirements.
  • Designs and implements supplier development and recognition programs to maintain effective value-based relationships.
  • Collaborates with Inventory Analysis and Optimisation to maintain accurate lead times with Suppliers.
  • Resolves supplier performance issues and escalations.

Skills & Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant industry experience with a focus on Supply Chain Management or Drilling services such as rigs, cementing, fluids, directional drilling, wireline, completions and/or rental tools.
  • Proven ability to influence across functions
  • Competency (commercial, technical) in specified category
  • Sound understanding of oil gas industry preferred
  • Contract negotiation experience
  • Ability to analyze complex business processes, risk factors and control systems
  • Risk management skills
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Bi-lingual preferred

If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply direct to this advertisement with your CV & contact details, or send the same to 


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