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)