Senior Contract Advisor

First Energy


*Urgently Required*

Senior Contracts Advisor


9 Month Contract




Amazing opportunity for a contract advisor to take a senior role with a leading Operator Company in the Oil & Gas industry.



Purpose of Role:


  • Oversees the execution of the complete Category Management and Contracting Process (CMCP) including contract strategy, tactics and contract management activities
  • Role models leadership behaviours, motivates others and develops peers and colleagues


Critical Responsibilities (MAE/MATTE/HSES):
• Ensuring that all activities are carried out in a safe manner complying with all regulatory requirements, legislation and Our Client’s HSES Procedures


Areas of Accountability, Responsibility and Competence:


  • Operates effectively across multiple and complex internal business / functional interfaces, often at a senior level, and is recognised by internal Customers, peers and suppliers as ‘a seasoned professional’. Deals confidently with suppliers up to and at senior levels as required
  • Builds strong and effective relationships with internal customers and is seen as an integral part of their ‘business team’. Takes time to understand their operation and their real business needs
  • As a result of the relatively high level of professional expertise, operates with considerable autonomy within the organisation’s Supply Chain Policy and framework
  • Is conversant with both the theory and application of the full range of modern procurement tools and techniques. As a result, is able to develop an in-depth understanding of the nature and dynamics of the supply markets in which he / she operates
  • Develops and implements commercial solutions which: Are driven by and respond to business needs. Are often innovative and ‘do things differently’.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop overall demand forecasts for input into the Category Plan on a rolling three-year basis
  • Develop and implement high quality documentation for bidding, evaluation, negotiation, award and post award management for all contracts in portfolio in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Draft and develop Contracts and Contract Amendments including robust Contract Management Plans including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as required
  • Ensure delivery and manage a portfolio of delegated contracts
  • Ensure implementation of Contractor HSES practices in close liaison with technical owners
  • Act as the primary liaison between C&P, Legal, Insurance and other risk structure functions, filtering and dealing with most day-to-day matters so functional involvement is only required for more substantive items
  • Identify and understand commercial needs from internal stakeholders and collaboratively proposes solutions that take account of market conditions, risks and business drivers
  • Leads supplier relationships effectively and collaboratively drives continuous performance improvement
  • Build and maintain strong network in the market, being fully aware of forthcoming opportunities and supplier developments

Critical Skills, Qualifications, Experience, etc.:
• Degree level (Business Management, Quantity Surveying or Law) and / or proven long term comprehensive experience within CP
• MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Qualification would be preferred but not mandatory

Experience / Knowledge:
• Track record of effective leadership and people management
• Experience in preparing Category Plans, ITTs and drafting contract documents and award recommendations etc., within the Contracts and Procurement function preferably within the energy industry
• Appreciation of the technical aspects of offshore operations
• Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation
• Experience in contract management and developing supplier relationships, delivering benefits through collaborative working
• Appreciation of the need to build stakeholder relationships and application of business needs

• Can do attitude, able to articulate in a precise manner
• Focused on tangible value outcomes for the enterprise, translates strategy to outcomes
• Effective communication skills
• Continuous improvement and simplification mindset
• Able to make a useful contribution to the development of ‘the vision’
• Uses professional expertise to develop innovative category strategies and different ‘ways of doing things’
• Able to develop effective work plans and priorities in order to meet objectives
• Is an effective team member and fully contributes to the team effort. Openly shares professional expertise and know-how with the team
• Able to lead a multi-functional team for a procurement project
• Applies analytical skills to commercial projects

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for a Contract Advisor looking for new employment.

As part of putting people first, we strive to be an equal opportunities employer and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce, working closely with our clients to ensure everyone is included.

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