Global Contract Advisor

Our client is looking for a Global Contract Advisor for Subsurface and BD on a long-term contract, based in Aberdeen.
With guidance and support from line manager develop and implement sub-category strategy to efficiently support Subsurface function, holistically manage this spend sub-category from C&P perspective, which includes sourcing strategy, contract management, supplier relationship management, management of existing contract portfolio across company locations, spend analysis and related P2P process.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Subsurface sub-category strategy
  • Proactively engage with business and functional stakeholders to assess upcoming demands
  • Analyse supplier market (company spend, spend trends, new technologies, new players, supplier M&As, multi-client surveys)
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategy to support annual offshore licensing rounds and meet ongoing business demands
  • Manage existing contract portfolio
  • Develop and implement supplier relationship management models for key suppliers, e.g. PGS, TGS, WesternGeco, TGS, etc.
  • Together with Subsurface and IT create a solution, which will enable effective tracking of company liabilities under existing seismic agreements (e.g. license uplifts)
  • Support Business Development in M&A projects providing assessment of liability value, triggered by prospective acquisitions
  • Ensure that related P2P activities are timely completed

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in contracts and procurement
  • Knowledge of seismics sub-category (data acquisition, purchases, re/processing services)
  • Familiarity with Change of Control provisions in Master License Agreements and their impact on Company application strategy for offshore licenses and M&A projects
  • Category management experience is preferable
  • Proven ability to communicate with different sets of stakeholder in geographically diverse environment
  • Developed communication skills to present complicated issues in an understandable way and to influence others to ensure compliance.
  • Flexible approach in achieving the ‘right’ balance between global frameworks and specific local business needs
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and any other European language (Norwegian, Dutch, German) would be preferable

 Additional Competence Requirements

  • 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
  • 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