Contracts Advisor – Repsol Sinopec Resources UK – Aberdeen

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK

Position Overview

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) team is a key support function and enables the commitment of several billion dollars of 3rd party spend across Operations, Decommissioning and Capital Projects per annum. The Contracts Advisor role will manage a suite of allocated contracts that underpin the day to day operational or project requirements of the business and will therefore take responsibility for all stages of the contracting process from strategy development through to performance management, with full engagement from key business stakeholders.


Ensures that they follow the companies contracting process and good SCM practice tooptimisevalue

Support Category Management approach in areas of Procurement Planning, Category Reviews and Supplier Relationship Management with responsibility for number of procurement categories and contracts.

Interface with other Contracts Advisors tocapitaliseon any opportunities for commercial synergies and performance improvement

Interface with the Technical Contract Owner to ensure that the usability of the final contract isoptimised

Support of Federal contracts and agreements – looks for opportunities for synergies and to add value across assets /divisions

Ensures that they plan their workload to deliver the companies contracting plan in a timely and professional manner

Key Duties

Providecommercial and contractual support to internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of contracting for materials and services in support of the Company’s activity. Responsibility will predominantly, but not exclusively, lie with Tier 2 –Tier 4 Contracts per internal classification

Develop strategy, tender, analyse, negotiate and award contracts to align with Supply Chain strategy and operational requirements ensuring that a full audit trail of contracting activities is maintained.

Complete annual Procurement Plan to understand future demand and co-ordinate Category Reviews in advance of key decision points or otherwise

Maintain the Contractual records within the appropriate electronic systems and repositories

Support the Buying Team on day to day contractual issues

Assess contractual, financial and liability risk to the company

Ensure all key contracts carry a comprehensive set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to encourage positive behaviour, both internally and externally, that will help support robust contract delivery and performance attainment

Meet regularly with contractors to ensure the Company’s needs are being met

Encourage new initiatives that improve productivity and/or help lower total costs of business

Ensure that cost, quality and schedules are managed consistent with Company contract and procurement policies and procedures

Education Attainment & Accreditation

HND in Business, Finance or Law or suitable equivalent experience through on the job training and development

Post Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or Commercial Law

Working towards or fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

Professional Skills & Experience

Experience of SCM operations in the Oil & Gas Industry preferably with an Operator or Tier 1 Contractor

Experience of Supply Chain Management in the UKCS with a good understanding of the marketplace, and contracting landscape as it applies to various procurement categories across operations, decommissioning and projects.

Experience with Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Performance Management

Experience with ERP/EAMS systems (specifically SAP) and other associated SCM and business systems

Experience of building good internal relations and seen as a proactive player are critical to success

Ability to work with established processes and guidelines but also continually look at areas for improvement

Experience in a similar role or have other procurement experience and contractual knowledge within a competent major procurement operation

Must demonstrate exemplary commitment to good HS&E practice

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

Must be able to work effectively within a multi-functional team

Must have good influencing skills & negotiation skills

Demonstrable communication skills at allorganisationallevels and with remote Asset team members

Committed team player with a high degree of self-motivation; embraces change and continuous improvement

Ability to structure and solve problems using initiative and resourcefulness


Ability to travel to sites outside of Aberdeen –Peterhead,Flottaand offshore installations – as required by the business and undertake any medical or training courses required to complete such necessary travel

Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen and the UK – as required by the business

I & D Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, aiming to recruit, retain and develop our people based on merit. Recognising the value of a diverse workforce, all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, gender, nationality, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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