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Senior Supply Chain Contracts Engineer

Job Title: Senior Supply Chain Contracts Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1371
Contact Name: Susan Rafat
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Supply Chain Contracts Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Minimum 15+ years relevant experience. This is a 3-month contract only.

Key interactions

Finance, HSSE, Legal, Admin, Drilling, Production, Projects, DNO Corporate SCM Team

Job Summary
Single point accountability for all assigned contracts from inception till close out including development of contracting strategy, tendering, award proposals, administration of contracts; and competence development of local SCM Contract engineers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure suppliers and contractors are selected in a rigorous and transparent fashion, whilst meeting legislative and business requirements
  • Develop contracting strategies and tender plans for assigned contracts and/or specialist areas in production, drilling & projects, and supports the line in setting contract performance targets;
  • Leads the tendering, evaluation and negotiation process in relation to the award of contracts and agreements and makes recommendations to management, ensuring strict compliance with supply chain rules, procedures and industry codes of conduct;
  • Drafts contracts and agreements, processes amendments and variations and ensures internal & external approvals are obtained
  • Develops contractual competences of the assigned BU SC contract engineers and ensures a clear financial understanding in terms of contract costs, accruals, etc.;
  • Liaison and functional representation internal as well as external with Government / Partner tender boards;
  • Contributes to and leads dispute negotiations;
  • Ensures contractors/suppliers are managed in an integrated manner in order to achieve one team spirit and no boundaries;
  • Identifies opportunities to develop and promote positive relationship management with contractors and suppliers, leading to partnerships that focus on creating sustainable value;
  • Promotes continuous improvement and high performance in all aspects of contracts and purchase order management;
  • Maintains an up to date knowledge of technology, industry supply chain initiatives and market trends/pricing;
  • Keep good control and do market research on local market conditions.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in e.g. Supply Chain Management, Oil and Gas Law or other relevant degree; 15+ years relevant experience
  • Demonstrable experience in procurement of goods and services (preferably within a JV International Upstream Oil & Gas organization)
  • Team lead with staff development experience
  • Awareness of Best Practices in Supply Chain procedures;
  • Min 5 years working knowledge in a senior supply chain contracts engineer position;
  • Preference for CIPS (or equivalent) certification

Key Attributes

  • Excellent knowledge of contract risk management
  • Strong motivation to develop staff
  • Negotiation experience
  • Numerate, analytical and logical
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem-solving experience
  • Able to establish effective relationships with suppliers
  • Ability to respond to a changing business environment
  • Integrity in all business dealings
  • Time management skill

Position Details

  • Accommodation in Erbi
  • 3-month Contract