Contract Specialist

Job Order Number: LH21098

Posted on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:47

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Job Description: 
Contract Specialist needed in Torrance, CA to provide general Contract Support for day to day IT, Refinery, Turnaround, and Capital Project needs including cost negotiations and contract requirements. 5+ years’ experience in sourcing, purchasing, contracting, warehousing or distribution. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel, and SharePoint) and strong working knowledge of SAP.

The ideal Contract Specialist will be able to:

• Negotiate key commercial terms and conditions and rates with contractors. Develop contracts from request to execution and implementation.
• Prepare and facilitate execution of internal forms related to the contract process.
• Track and maintain new and existing contracts to ensure timely inception, extension, renewal or termination.
• Coordinate pre-bid and bid meetings. Evaluate bids and makes award recommendations to the business units.
• Participate in the planning process so as to anticipate upcoming business needs and develop appropriate contracting strategies as required given the project or service requirements.
• Liaise with corporate legal counsel as required to ensure contractual terms and conditions are acceptable and serve to minimize risk.
• Serve as the focal point between business units and contractors for contractual compliance and dispute resolution.
• Evaluate supplier performance for pre-qualification.
• Contribute to the maintenance of contractor requirements for the facility.
• Continuously develop new sources of supply and maintain the Approved Contractor List.
• Initiate the contract process per business unit request and in adherence with refinery and corporate policies.
• Create and maintain contracts in SAP.
• Create and distribute weekly or ad hoc reports.
• Monitor and analyze supplier performance using internal feedback.
• Identify areas for savings and execute related projects.
• Participate in continuous process improvement activities.
• Provide training on contract policies to refinery personnel.
Desired Skills: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Management or Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
• CPSM a plus.

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