Contracts Specialist

Perth, Australia

Job Reference 1239512

Location Perth, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Permanent

Date Added March 11, 2024

Our client is seeking a Contracts Specialist - Mining Category to work within their facilities located in Perth, Australia.

 

The Company

A large mining operator. As a result of ongoing operations, expansions and upgrading of mine automation, they are now seeking an experienced Contracts Specialist to support these projects across Western Australia.

This position is offered on a permanent full-time basis. Although this search is primarily for an experienced Contracts Specialist, Our client is open to negotiating a Senior Contracts Specialist role with applicants who can satisfactorily demonstrate requisite experience and qualification befitting such a role. 

The Role

Reporting to the Lead Contracts Specialist, you will be involved in the development and ongoing management of key commercial and contracts activities within an assigned contract portfolio. You will contribute to and help develop comprehensive and robust "go to market" strategies and tender methodologies for each end user requirement. You will also assist with the development, implementation and management of procurement and contracting strategies to ensure the timely and successful delivery of goods, services and works (projects) to meet the company's maintenance, production and capital project requirements and objectives.
 

Responsibilities

  • Provide commercial input for the development of sourcing strategies;
  • Prepare tender packages and contractual documents;
  • Manage the tender process, facilitate the evaluation of tender proposals and conduct all commercial negotiations whilst ensuring probity is maintained during the tender process;
  • Prepare / present contract award recommendations and compile formal contract documentation;
  • Award and administer contracts in compliance with the client's policies and procedures;
  • Manage contractor and internal stakeholder relationships and monitor contract performance;
  • Investigate and seek early resolution to tendering and contracting issues or disputes;
  • Identify and create opportunities for cost reduction and value adding when entering into supplier arrangements; and
  • Liaise with Senior Management, site-based Production / Maintenance Departments, Legal Department, Finance Department and other Contracts Department personnel, to facilitate outcomes for contract-related matters.

 

Requirements

  • Experience in the development of sourcing strategies, tendering including conduct of tender clarifications/negotiations/evaluation, drafting of contractual clauses to suit final negotiated positions, drafting of general commercial documentation and, facilitation of general commercial/contractual requirements in post-award period.
  • Demonstrated success in contract negotiations, including cost savings, dispute/claim resolution and managing contractor and internal stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving best value and commercial outcome throughout a contract life cycle.
  • A solid understanding of principles of contract law, and the ability to properly and adequately identify, allocate and manage risks and exposures.
  • Committed to the achievement of individual, team and company objectives consistent with agreed values and behaviours in a customer-service focused environment.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience with ERP-based contract management systems and procure-to-pay processes.
  • Proven experience in managing end to end contracts within a large organization.
  • Proven experience with drafting of contracts.
  • Familiar with legal and full tendering process.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Law, Accounting, Commerce, Engineering or related disciplines is a desired requirement for the position as is experience with SAP's Ariba Contract Management Solution. SAP experience is not required but may be useful from time to time.

 

We welcome applicants who closely align with our requirements but may not meet all criteria to apply, as we value diverse perspectives and recognize the potential for growth and development within our dynamic team.

 

About Airswift 

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. 

With over 1000 employees and 9,000+ contractors operating in over 130 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered. (Australia Citizen, PR Holder, or Valid Australia working VISA).

If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply directly to this advertisement or send your application via email to tiffany.kew@airswift.com with your updated CV/ resume & contact details.

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