Procurement Advisor

  • Competitive
  • England South East London
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Our client, an oil and gas operator, requires a Procurement Advisor to join the team on a contract basis.

To co-ordinate multi-discipline activities and inputs throughout the Pre-Award Procurement cycle from the development of enquiry documents, through bid evaluation, pre-award negotiations, preparation of contracts for execution, their subsequent implementation and amendments.
Key responsibilities cover the following areas:
  • Preparation of Procurement enquiry documents.
  • Undertake formal bid evaluations.
  • Involvement in pre-award negotiations.
  • Prepare contracts for execution.
  • Implementation /amendment of Contracts as appropriate.
Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
  • To implement and properly follow all Procurement procedures and policies.
  • To liaise with operations and administration personnel in order to prepare and develop appropriate contractual strategy and documentation for tender and negotiation processes.
  • To commercially evaluate bids and co-ordinate the technical evaluations of tenders.  Assist in assessing the impact of contract exceptions in order to produce recommendation for award of contract, in accordance with agreed time schedules.
  • To participate in meetings both internal and external to resolve areas of conflict of a contractual and commercial nature.
  • To assist in the negotiation of terms and conditions and determine the extent of risks and liabilities that may be involved and concisely describe such risks to assist in management decisions.
  • To follow execution of contract advise on the interpretation of contract terms.
  • To liaise with external suppliers and service companies to maintain an awareness of market conditions and to ensure an effective service from them.
  • To ensure compliance with company and legislative procedures and required directives throughout all activities.
  • To implement any other reasonable request from the Procurement Coordinator and Procurement Manager.
  • To ensure adherence to the Company’s Health, Safety & Environment policies, procedures and standards.
Main Interfaces:

  • All staff and other entities
  • Liaison with procurement staff in London, Basingstoke and Northop

  • Vendors, Contractors and Suppliers.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Degree qualified in a Business or Commercial subject (preferred).
Required Experience and Technical Competencies:
  • Detailed working knowledge of SAP, electronic tendering systems, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Oil and Gas industry experience required.
  • Demonstrated pre-award procurement experience with oil and gas drilling and operations, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), decommissioning, including proven negotiation skills and proven experience in undertaking contract evaluations.
Behavioural Competencies:
  • Work to tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Able to work in complex environment with conflicting priorities.
  • Integrity and Honesty
  • Good understanding of business ethics and protocol.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Flexible and adaptable.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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