Senior Contracts Advisor

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1235702

Location Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added December 6, 2023

Dear all,  
Airswift is currently looking for a Senior Contracts Advisor for one of our largest projects in Aberdeen, UK. The work schedule is Monday-Friday. The length is a 12-month contract with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for candidates with the drive and commitment to make a genuine difference in our performance to ensure that the company continues to differentiate itself from competitors by delivering quality service to our client’s requirements.  


Key Duties: 


  • Provide commercial 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 1 – Tier 2 

  • Contracts per internal classification 

  • Responsible for critical or high value awards, 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 behavior, both internally and externally, that will help support robust contract delivery and performance attainment 

  • Meet regularly with key contractors to ensure the Company’s needs are being met, that strategic value of the relationships are being realised and that the Company is meeting its obligations to the contractor to help position the contract for success 

  • 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 

  • Fulfil an active role in supporting the Company in industry supported initiatives 
    Support Contracts Manager through complex work scopes or act as delegate when required. 


Education & Experience: 

  • 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). 

  • 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 

  • Ability to travel to sites outside of Aberdeen – Peterhead, Flotta and 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. 

If you are interested in starting a new challenge in Aberdeen in the next months, please email your CV to Fernando Alves at! 

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