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Production & Operations Contracting Lead

Production & Operations Contracting Lead

  • Location Malaysia - Central - Kuala Lumpur
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 129167BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Contracting Lead is responsible as a individual contributor for delivering quality outcomes across BP’s Contract Lifecycle Management process. The scope of this role is global with services to support the businesses. In addition, the Contracting Lead supports businesses in contract negotiation.

The ideal candidate has practical and application experience in contracting of goods & services and projects in the energy sector, extensive knowledge and understanding of contracts and legal terms, coupled with a strong commercial orientation and communication skills.

The Contracting Lead is responsible as a individual contributor for delivering quality outcomes across BP’s Contract Lifecycle Management process. The scope of this role is global with services to support the businesses. In addition, the Contracting Lead supports businesses in contract negotiation.

The ideal candidate has practical and application experience in contracting of goods & services and projects in the energy sector, extensive knowledge and understanding of contracts and legal terms, coupled with a strong commercial orientation and communication skills.

The key accountability for the Contracting Lead is to ensure quality outcomes are delivered and both procurement and business stakeholders across the Contract Lifecycle Management processes specifically:

  1. Contract Review
  2. Upskill Contracting Capabilities

Additionally, the Contracting Lead will also be supporting Contracting Manager in coaching Sourcing Practitioners.

Providing Contracting Guidance and Support
  • Advise on the Contracting Processes, Procedures, Governance and Compliance.
  • Support in selecting a suitable contract template based on the respective Scope of Work and in alignment with Contracting Policies and Procedures.
  • General advice, including support on the meaning of legal clauses, its application and evaluation of contractual risk.
  • Support negotiations efforts (where required).
  • Advise on Contract Signing Authority.

Review of Documentation
  • Review Pre and Post Award Contract Documents - Request for Proposals (RFP) Packages, Tenderer Deviations/Exceptions, Finalised Contracts including Supplier Paper Templates, and Contract Amendments/Variations/Claims in accordance with Contracting Governance Framework.
  • Review Other Documentation – Review Joint Inspection Projects (JIP), Letters and Notices, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), etc.
  • Where required, obtain legal/SME approval for deviations.

Contract Assurance
  • Perform Contract Assurance Reviews to ensure the quality and conformance of contracts.

Improving Contracting Capability
  • Lead contacting training sessions/clinics to improve sourcing practitioners contracting capability.

Contracting Improvement Initiatives
  • Contribute to various contracting improvement initiatives to drive standardisation, digitalisation, operational and efficiency efforts.

General
  • Supports the objective of no compromise on safe and compliant operations, including Operating Management System (OMS) related standards.
  • Ensure compliance to BP policies such as risk management, delegation of financial authority (DOFA) and functional guidelines.
  • Identify opportunities and drive continuous improvements within the contracting.
  • Accountable for operations supporting UK/US time zones.
  • Prepare reports as requested and present to stakeholders where necessary.

Key Responsibilities
  • University degree in a technical, legal or related equivalent business discipline.
  • MCIPS/ISM qualification, or at stage of pre-qualification, desirable.
  • More than 6 years working experience in Contracting and Procurement in the Energy sector.
  • Able to work in UK/US shift.
  • Experience of Source-to-Pay processes and systems.
  • Experience in ARIBA or other e-procurement tools and deployments of similar scope and scale.
  • Extensive knowledge and practical application experience in contract drafting, negotiations, contract assurance and review and contract management.
  • Experienced working with virtual teams.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate Influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Intermediate Organisational and strong project management skills.
  • Role will require occasional hours outside of standard business hours – to join calls with overseas team members.
  • Contractually and commercially risk adverse.

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