Commercial Advisor: Oil & Freight Contracts

  • Contract
  • London
  • Rate: c. 25.85 Per Hour
  • Reference: J19325

World leading Oil and Gas company have an exciting opportunity for a Oil Contracts – Commercial Advisor to join the team.

The Role:
•Provide pre and post deal commercial advice plus general oil and freight contractual advice to support the Business objectives.
•Advise traders of the commercial, contractual and financial risks associated with their business, identifying areas where there are opportunities for value creation as well as areas where the exposure to value leakage exists.
•Combine commercial knowledge with contracts expertise to deliver tangible value to their bottom line.
•Draft, review and negotiate, term deals, tenders, storage agreements, and master/sideletter agreements directly with customers with an emphasis on negotiating terms and conditions that maximizes value and mitigates contractual exposures to minimize profit leakage.
•Review and authorise all contracts/responses, making modifications where necessary to ensure contracts accurately reflect the terms agreed, and to ensure all contracts are fit for purpose prior to dispatch.
•Review 3rd Party terms and conditions and negotiate amendments as required to minimise contractual exposure and ensure they acceptable and comply with Group policy and standards whilst at the same time maintaining a keen sense of commercial acumen in empowering the business objectives of creating new and additional channels for trade.
•Help find opportunities to increase value by working intimately with trading desks and closely with other businesses across the value chain and advise the trading desks in negotiating complex contractual arrangements and structured contracts in close consultation and collaboration with various functional subject matter experts such as Finance, Credit, Legal, etc.
•Provide contractual support in drafting and negotiating ad hoc agreements to facilitate new business development/growth projects
•Provide advice, help and commercially astute options in achieving win-win resolutions of contractual disputes with counterparties, liaising with legal counsels as necessary.
•Maintain an awareness of any new trade opportunities and regulatory restrictions that may involve changes to existing procedures or support processes and remain constantly adaptable towards procedural changes necessary to facilitate such new opportunities without compromising on internal policies and overall governance and risk control framework.
•Train, coach, mentor and support the Contract Coordinators in close consultation with the Team Lead on progression, development and succession planning.
•Lead/actively participate in running the Contracts Workshop and administering the Contracts assessment as part of the Trader Development Program and in training new commercial operators and trading staff.
•Ensure that the accumulated experience of traders, schedulers, contracts and claims staff are captured and past learnings applied to maximize value creation and minimize profit leakage.

The Candidate:
•Must have proven experience in energy /commodity trading or shipping environment in a commercial, operational, legal or paralegal/contract administration role.
•Possess strong negotiating skills and be able to manage the expectations of various stakeholders to a contract and across the organisation.
•Must have strong commercial skills with strong corporate and/or transactional experience.
•Must be meticulous with a keen eye for detail and able to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
•Must be fluent in English (verbal & written). An ability to speak/write other languages highly desirable.

This needs combining with a positive attitude and an ability to work within a large, globally dispersed project team in a multi-cultural environment. You also need to be a self-starter, a logical thinker and a quick learner, with strong initiative and excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, able to write clearly and concisely. We believe in equality of opportunity for all job applicants regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed or religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. Specialising within Energy Trading, Oil & Gas, Financial Markets and TV & Entertainment, Eaglecliff Recruitment is ISO accredited, a Member of REC and listed within the top 4% for Financial stability by Dun & Bradstreet. Please telephone for an immediate response or email your CV for a reply within one hour. Eaglecliff Ltd is acting in the capacity of an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for contractor resourcing

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