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GeoUnit Contracts Manager

Company: Schlumberger
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:

The Contracts Manager is a key member of the Contracts Function. The Contracts Manager, depending on assignment, is responsible for the management of Customer contracts, wellsite subcontracts or Supplier agreements in the geography and for the resolution of all contractual issues. The Contracts Manager works closely with the Sales & Commercial, Sourcing & Procurement and Legal departments to: 1) manage the contracting process 2) ensure compliance with internal contracting standards and legal guidelines, 3) set and achieve objectives which add value to the organization and its shareholders and 4) develop strategies to identify, manage and mitigate contractual risks in the geography.

Role and Responsibilities:
Owns the Customer Contracts / Supplier Contracts process from the moment the tender evaluation commences / sourcing project launches up to the closure of the Contract.
Ensures and promotes compliance with Schlumberger policies, standards, procedures, and contractual obligations.
Reviews and assesses the liabilities present in our Customer Contracts, Subcontracts or Supplier Contracts in order to provide expert advice to Schlumberger operations managers and management team, and negotiate T&C with Customers or Suppliers.
Collaborates with the Legal Department, Finance Department (including Tax), HSE, Sourcing & Procurement, Operations (or any other department/function) as appropriate, to ensure contractual and commercial risks and exposures are clearly identified, analyzed and properly addressed in contractual provisions.
Generates contracts reports on a regular and ad-hoc basis to properly monitor active and expiring contracts, escalation opportunities, contract owner assignment, other data, as the case may be.
Manages and administers contract-related records in the relevant contracts databases; maintains Contracts files; accountable for contract database data integrity in the geography.
Ensures that Schlumberger Customer Contracts, Subcontracts and Supplier Contracts for products and/or services signed in the geography comply with best practices and Schlumberger contracting guidelines.
May be responsible for the supervision, management, orientation, training and ongoing development of Contracts personnel.
Manages informal contract claims or disputes with the support of the Legal Department whenever necessary.
Promotes, participates in and/or conducts presentations and workshops related to contracting standards, processes and/or reviews, the Contracts Function training and development initiatives and completes all assigned training.
Collaborates with the Legal Department in the performance of Operations Assurance Reviews when requested.
Participates in assigned Contracts Function strategic initiatives.
Conducts periodic contractual audits to measure the level of contractual compliance at the location/product line/category as well as identifies areas of improvement.
Along with the Contract Owner, facilitates Contracts Performance Assessment including follow up of action items of Remedial Work Plans, and contract closure process.
Provides support, coaching and guidance to Legal Support Centre Contracts Analysts, where applicable, and assists with their career development.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
Juris doctorate from a nationally recognized law school (preferred) or international equivalent (considered) or paralegal certificate
Active bar membership from any of the fifty states or DC (preferred)
Minimum 5 years of relevant legal experience in the area of commercial contracts.
In-House legal experience preferred, but not required
Energy experience preferred, but not required
Ability to act independently, handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Ability to function effectively and efficiently with minimal administrative support, including typing skills and ability to work with Microsoft Office suite.
Business acumen with a solution-oriented approach.
Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor- priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Schlumberger, Sugar Land , GeoUnit Contracts Manager, Executive , Sugar Land, Texas

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