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Contracts Advisor

Pasay, Philippines

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Contracts Advisor located in Makati, Philippines.

This position is part of Chevron’s Global Shared Services (GSS) Category Management and Contracting (CMC) team and is responsible for leading end to end contracting processes for development and execution of short and long-term contracting strategies for the responsible business unit. This position works closely with business partners, business unit contracting teams, suppliers, legal, SMEs (Intellectual Property, Compliance, Tax, Finance, etc), and peers from other teams within GSS to efficiently develop contracts that maximize value in alignment with contracting risk philosophy, policies & procedures. This position collaborates directly with business partners and category/contracting teams within the business units to gain alignment on the overall contracting strategy while contracting for materials and services as per business unit needs. This position drafts and negotiates contracts, perform amendments, assists business partners in drafting scope of works, manages communications with suppliers, and perform other post award contracting activities. This position requires a strong customer focus, strategic and analytical thinking, and ability to work and communicate effectively with business partners and stakeholders. 

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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 PACM activities and assures actions are complete in the appropriate system.

  • 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 Smart by 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.

Critical Selection Criteria: 

Contract formulation, administration, and negotiation experience: Demonstrated experience in pre and post award contracting processes. Fluency with Legal Terms & Conditions, stakeholder engagement, and commercial negotiations. Demonstrated ability to collaborate in the development of contracting strategies across near and long-term milestone time horizons. Effective with contracting issue resolution by coordinating joint efforts between legal, suppliers and affected business partners.

People Skill and Teamwork: Strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment to build consensus and negotiate win-win solutions with suppliers. Good organizational skills. 

Business acumen and critical thinking: Ability to use business knowledge and critical thinking skills to work with ambiguity and make effective business decisions.  

P/SCM systems and tools knowledge: Proficient in Smart by GEP/Ariba to manage contracts and perform sourcing activities. Able to perform contract analysis (spend analysis, price benchmarking, etc.) using MS Excel. Proficient in using MS Office to effectively track T&Cs changes/agreements. Use MS Powerpoint to build decision support packages. Open to adapt to and learn new systems and tools.   

Why join Chevron: 

  • Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies and has been doing business in the Philippines for more than 100 years

  • Chevron offers a competitive package and an opportunity to extend operational support for Chevron offices in five continents

  • Chevron provides career development opportunities to all employees through onboarding, training and development, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and employee networking groups 

  • Chevron is proudly recognized as an employer of choice, guided by a vision of diversity, inclusion and a commitment to equal employment opportunity

  • Chevron operates with the highest ethical standards and place the highest priority on the safety and health of its workforce and the protection of communities and the environment

  • Chevron advocates work-life balance, promotes a healthy behavior in the workplace, and offers employees access to various health and wellness programs

  • Chevron achieves operational resiliency thru the use of technology to enable employees to work from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Recruitment Process and Onboarding during COVID 19 pandemic

HR initial phone screening, virtual processing for panel interview, job offer, medical assessment, onboarding and orientation.

Relocation option:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Client-provided location(s): Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Job ID: 2612db84109f698777744ac779c9df297bd77b2e314ba87d1200c8a089837cef
Employment Type: Other