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Contracts Specialist in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

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Job Description

Our Downtown client is seeking a Contracts Specialist for a project that includes leading negotiations for operations and IT service agreement and assisting the Contracts Manager with Major Construction Contracts. This position will manage supplier prequalification process and perform other contract administration duties as assigned by Contracts Manager. This role will report directly to the Contracts Manager.


  • Develop and manage contract repository and amendment process
  • Manage and Issuance of Service Orders for operations and Capital Construction Projects
  • Manage RFx process and negotiate contract terms, conditions and pricing, including analyzing commercial aspects of supplier proposals
  • Develop and manage Supplier Prequalification Process
  • Serve as a liaison between internal and external parties during contract development and negotiation stages
  • Manage contract management post award activities including change order management, invoice issues and claims avoidance
  • Perform contract close out activities
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations by performing supplier audits


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 5-8 years of work experience negotiating service contracts, procurement supporting operations and capital construction projects; 5+ years in oil & gas industry preferred
  • Ability to create and execute a contract management process vision, as well as an ability to work within larger organizational objectives
  • Working knowledge of sourcing processes and methodologies
  • Proven success leading cross-division sourcing projects; able to handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision under challenging conditions
  • Dynamic ability to influence others through both direct and indirect networks; a consensus builder and change agent
  • Working knowledge of contract law
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences
  • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; aptitude to motivate and others; a natural bias for action and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business; MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Experience with MS Office and Oracle
  • Experience working with Contract Management System(s)

Job Requirements

Supply Chain