Contracts Team Lead


Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Contracts Team Lead, based in Aberdeen.

* Leading the team to craft industry-leading contracting strategies for comprehensive End-to-End Contract Management, encompassing demand management, supply market analysis, cost modeling, sourcing strategy,
strategy execution, post-award contract performance management, and contract close-out/renewal.
* Managing a team of Contracts Analysts to optimize contract portfolio performance and address other business needs.
* Ensuring budgeted outputs are delivered and maximizing value for the company while minimizing waste and risk.
* Demonstrating proficiency in outcome-based and transformational contracting methodologies to drive superior performance.
* Directing the team to maintain the highest professional and integrity standards, adhering to company’s contracting procedures and business controls.
* Engaging proactively with internal stakeholders to drive contract development, execution, and management.
* Providing guidance and support across the organization on contracts planning, strategy, performance management, and commercial/business risk.
* Representing company externally with partner engagements and industry initiatives.
* Contributing to continuous improvement in the contracting process and sharing best practices across teams.
* Participating in Contracts Review Board for key strategies and contract awards.
* Supporting the Supply Chain Management team in various contracting activities, including tender processes, contract negotiations, and post-award administration.
* Committing to personal and technical development.
* Ensuring all activities are conducted with the highest professional and integrity standards, following company’s procedures and controls.
* Undertaking additional duties, tasks, and ad hoc projects as needed.

Experience & Qualifications:
* A degree or equivalent qualification.
* Proven experience as a Team Lead or in people management, preferably within the Oil and Gas industry.
* Expertise in Contracts Management, with a focus on team development, personnel objective setting and tracking, performance management, and contract portfolio management.
* Demonstrated commitment to HSE policy compliance.
* Familiarity with key suppliers and trends in the Supply Market to inform supply chain management decisions.
* Collaboration skills, including experience working with internal teams, external groups, suppliers, and contractors.
* Relevant contracting experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably in an Operator environment.
* Sound knowledge of oil and gas industry supply chain market dynamics and contracting principles, including familiarity with LOGIC based contracts.
* Understanding of UK/EU procurement legislation and compliance requirements.
* Strong commercial awareness and analytical skills for contractual cost analysis.
* Proficiency in contractual risk allocation.
* Effective facilitation and negotiation skills.
* Extensive experience in post-award contract management.
* Proficiency in information systems such as SAP and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
* Experience with budgeting, reporting techniques, and familiarity with project management practices.

Permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: PR/072391.

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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