Contract Advisor @ Chevron

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Job Description:

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Support the development and execution of the business unit contracting plan and appropriate spend-channel management, in collaboration with Category Management/Contracting teams and business partners.
  • Assist business unit on unplanned contract requests for the assigned category
  • Act as subject matter expert on pre-award contracting and post award contract management processes
  • Draft contract terms and conditions and associated exhibits for domestic and international contracting needs using legal approved contract templates; understands and can educate/provide guidance to business owners on contracting risk philosophy, policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Responsible for supplier due diligence process for contracts.
  • Assist business partners in drafting scope of works and reviews scope of work to mitigate risk/address gaps.
  • Articulates transactability trade-offs regarding the various compensation methods and channels for contracts; evaluates and recommends options for situations requiring non-standard system setups; creates well written compensation schedules that maximize transactability.
  • Perform contract analysis to prepare contract negotiation strategy with guidance from subject matter expert
  • Lead/support negotiations with suppliers; Responsible for delivering documented savings on assigned contracts and initiatives.
  • Administers post-award contract management activities.
  • Mentor/coach less experienced contracting professionals on processes, required documentation, and best practices.
  • Leads teams in medium risk/value sourcing process; formulates contract/bid documentation models. Prepares bid requests; creates and applies evaluation criteria (Sourcing).
  • Assists in developing contracting processes (blue language) and/or assists in periodic reviews of contracting procedure and in establishing key business process improvements
  • Serves as a point of contact for both internal customers and suppliers regarding contractual issues on assigned contracts
  • Proficient in eProcurement systems like Smartby GEP/Ariba and contacts appropriate team to timely resolve system, supplier, or other issues.
  • Demonstrates a broad level of understanding of P/SCM discipline and objectives.
  • Supports the implementation of new processes or technologies as appropriate.
  • Ensures all compliance and internal controls are administered without exception and implements all audit requirements and recommendations.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or Finance/Economics
  • At least 6-8 years of combined work-related experience in sourcing, RFX management, contract formulation, commercial negotiations, post award contract management
  • In lieu of educational requirements, a minimum of 8 years of combined work-related experience in sourcing, category management, contracting, commercial negotiation, post award contract management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading contract negotiations with suppliers and completion of appropriate technical and commercial analysis to procure a variety of services at the best overall conditions
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence all levels of personnel (including senior management)
  • Ability to use communication and presentation skills to problem solve, convey concepts and objectives, negotiate, and build rapport with team members and clients/customers.
  • Proficient in using Smart by GEP/Ariba, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Powerpoint to support contracting activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Oil & Gas Industry, Manufacturing facility, or any other industry with similar business processes
  • Prior experience with P2P processes supporting business units.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse team of coworkers, contractors, and internal and external customers while managing ambiguity
  • Proficient contracting skills for IT services like cloud services, SaaS, PaaS, cyber security, mobile application development, etc.
  • Proficient contracting skills for engineering services, professional services, logistics, marketing, plant maintenance and operations, etc.

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Hybrid

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