IT Contracts Negotiator (IT Advisor)

Occidental Petroleum

IT Contracts Negotiator (IT Advisor)00033192



Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions.

We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.

We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of IT Contracts Negotiator within the IT Group based in Houston, Texas.

Oxy is seeking an experienced and skilled IT Contractor Negotiator to join our team working at the forefront of energy technology. In this crucial role, you will be responsible for negotiating and securing contracts with IT vendors, contractors, and consultants to support our innovative projects aimed at producing essential energy, chemical, and related products that sustain and improve life on our planet while reducing greenhouse gas emissions through cutting-edge technological solutions.

This role requires a highly skilled and experienced negotiator with a deep understanding of IT contracting and a passion for driving sustainable solutions through technology. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and contribute to our mission of reliable energy, reducing emissions, and innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the proponents to conduct thorough market research and analysis to understand current market rates, industry trends, and best practices in IT contracting.

  • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions in agreements for Professional Services, Software and “X-as-a-Service”, data, other cloud services and other technologies, with selected contractors and vendors.

  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, such as project managers, technical leads, and legal teams, to ensure that contracts align with project requirements and organizational policies.

  • Maintain a comprehensive database of IT contractors, vendors, and consultants, tracking performance, costs, and contract renewals.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in energy technology, industry regulations, and procurement best practices to ensure effective negotiations and contract management.

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings, process improvements, and risk mitigation in IT contracting and vendor management.



Required Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in negotiation of agreement for IT Professional Services, Software-as-a-Service, Data, Software, Hardware and Telecommunications.

  • Demonstrable experience as an IT Contractor Negotiator responsible for negotiating both “commercial” and “legal” terms with minimal supervision and with a strong track record of successful negotiations and contract management.

  • In-depth knowledge of IT contracting practices, legal frameworks, and industry standards.

  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand complex technical requirements and translate them into contractual terms.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as business administration, procurement, or information technology.

  • J.D. is preferred.

  • Proficiency in using contract lifecycle management software and tools



Relocation will not be provided.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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  Information Technology

Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston





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