Contracts & Sourcing Team Lead

June 2, 2024

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Contracts & Sourcing Team Lead for a permanent position, located in Aberdeen (Hybrid Working)


The successful candidate for this post will become part of a progressive, innovative and ambitious business that holds a distinct set of values, based on respect for the individual. As well as having the opportunity to pursue their goals and achieve their ambitions, they will also be encouraged to contribute fresh ideas and take on new challenges that test their abilities and elevate their performance to new levels.


  • Responsible for all tendering and contracts cycle for assigned portfolio.
  • Responsible for designing contract strategies with complete engagement of internal customers.
  • Agree on bidders list and draft ITTs.
  • Obtain Contract Strategy Board approvals (CSB) for Contract Strategies.
  • Lead supplier negotiations on ITT and contract qualifications.
  • Complete tender evaluations and recommend contract award.
  • Lead a team of competent and engaged Category Leads to deliver service and value excellence.
  • Implement effective Category Management for select areas of spend and undertake effective Contractor Performance Management Programs to position both the company and contractor for success.
  • Lead the organisation and champion change associated with the consolidation and preferred management approach towards existing contracts.
  • Provide excellent service to all users balancing cost, value, expediency and efficiency.
  • Oversee and participate, as need be, to key contract negotiation and management.
  • Oversee and participate in the delivery of an effective supplier performance management program.
  • Oversee/undertake market analysis and trends.
  • Cost modelling and evaluation of Contracting and Procurement solutions.
  • Lean process management and re-engineering as required to maximise efficiency in the SCM function and lead continuous operational/contractor improvement.
  • Support Supply Chain Manager in Employee performance evaluation, development and management.
  • Evaluate and mitigate contractual and/or operational risks within the Contracts & Services function.
  • Effective evaluation and management of key supplier risks through systematic audit procedures.
  • Support various supply chain initiatives.
  • Complete, update and maintain Supplier Managed Spend.
  • Focus on cost efficiencies.
  • Efforts towards process improvement.
  • May require travel from time to time.



  • Ability to work with individuals from a varied background in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Presents themselves in a professional and ethical manner appropriate to the company values.
  • Maintain a safe working environment, complying with and promoting the Company s HSE&A policy.
  • Works collaboratively within a team environment and takes initiative to get things done.
  • Ability to communicate in a respectful manner, both verbally and written.
  • High level of influencing skills, internally and externally.
  • Skills & attributes
  • A motivated self-starter, proactive, flexible and able to respond positively to challenge and ad-hoc requests.
  • Ability to contribute to the team, but equally work on own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Strives for continuous improvement; brings solutions and constantly seeks new and better ways to work.
  • Actively shares Company vision and demonstrates ability to adapt to change.


  • Can demonstrate significant experience in Supplier contracts in an E&P environment, preferably in the North Sea.
  • An excellent understanding of LOGIC Terms and Conditions.
  • A good appreciation of internal customer needs and supplier management.
  • Experience of handling Project, Terminal and Decom Contracts & Procurement.


  • A degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Business Management.
  • Experience with effective Contractor Performance Management Programs.
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of contracting within an ERP application.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer services and Interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced negotiation skills.
  • Can evidence professional and personal ongoing development and/or learning.
  • Can articulate learning and training experiences.