Contract Specialist for Operator Company

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the full contract lifecycle of a portfolio of contracts. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders.  
  • Drive and participate in cost reduction initiatives and value adding activities. 
  • Ensure that all SCM activities are undertaken in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, industry practice and applicable regulatory requirements to ensure good governance, diligence, and control.  
  • Drive or participate in value adding processes, projects, and activities to reduce external expenditure.
  • Negotiate and management of complex contracts within relevant procurement categories (Operations / Indirects)   
  • Liaise with the SCM governance and performance function for reporting or analytical purposes. 
  • Lead annual / quarterly performance reviews, develop and monitor KPI’s, develop and follow up contract management plans, and coordinate with the internal stakeholders as required. 
  • Feed the saving pipeline for strategic sourcing activities and savings initiatives.  
  • Ensure that all cost savings and cost avoidances achieved are recorded where relevant. 
  • Benchmark non-operated procurement activities where relevant.  
  • Develop overall / specific procurement strategies including bidders list, award criteria and associated weighting and scoring mechanisms in compliance with company procurement policies, strategies, and standards. 
  • Ensure strategies and recommendations for awards are approved by internal stakeholders and arrange for partner approval processes when required in cooperation with the relevant function or asset. 
  • Perform all the sourcing related activities including pre-qualification, sourcing, negotiation, evaluation, award and close out of contract. 
  • Responsible for the commercial evaluation, and coordination of the technical, legal and QHSE evaluations and negotiations in a sourcing process. 
  • Ensure good communication between bidders and internal personnel during all sourcing stages. 
  • Manage a contract portfolio of contracts in close cooperation with the internal stakeholders. 
  • Maintain a contract risk register for the assigned contract portfolio. 
  • Participate in the annual risk tiering review of all contracts in the assigned contract portfolio. 
  • Cooperate with other SCM representatives on common processes, suppliers, and shared contracts. 
  • Monitor the external environment in order to identify and take advantage of immediate business opportunities.  
  • Participate in developing and maintaining the templates in the Contract Management System.   
  • Take part in Global Supply Chain activities as agreed with Line manager. 
  • Support buyer or internal customers with negotiations and Purchase Orders when relevant.  
  • Other activities as agreed with Line Manager. 

Technical and personal skills

  • A minimum of 7 years relevant experience in a comparable SCM role.  
  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in e.g. law, SCML, business, finance or similar. 
  • Excellent communication and presenting skills.  
  • Unquestionable integrity, and ethical backbone. 
  • In depth specialist knowledge in the Procurement Category(ies) (OPERATIONS / INDIRECT)
  • Able to effectively prioritize time, actions and resources to be able to meet all goals and schedules.  
  • Team player, able to efficiently and respectfully collaborate with others.  
  • Independency, able to work alone when required.  
  • In depth knowledge of SCM systems and tools such as SAP / Contiki. 
  • In depth knowledge of supplier performance and supplier relationship management. 
  • Significant knowledge and practical experience from pre-qualifications, sourcing processes, commercial evaluations, recommendations, award of contracts, contract management, change to contract, claims handling, and contract close-out. 
  • Ability to understand and review appropriate contract clauses and terms as required. 
  • Thorough understanding of supplier remuneration structures, commercial implications and effects. 
  • Ability to take lead, follow through, and deliver as promised. 
  • Strong analytic skills and excellent negotiation skills 
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and preferably Norwegian language skills
  • Agile and adaptable in the face of changing situations, flexible in mindset and doesn’t over complicate
  • Takes ownership and accountability, embraces the ambiguous world we operate in, makes tough, well-timed and informed decisions (when applicable)
  • Works effectively in a matrix structure, shares knowledge freely and embraces different opinions; demonstrates a team of teams mindset
  • Is entrepreneurial, pushes boundaries and leads with conviction, is a catalyst for and supporter of change
  • Takes a Company first’ approach, ambitious to succeed and driven to exceed expectations (business oriented)