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Global Contracts Manager

Global Contracts Manager

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Workstrings International, LLC

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Workstrings International, a Superior Energy Services Company, established in 1997, is a tubular rental company that specializes in the rental of primary drill pipe strings, tubing, landing strings, eXtreme™ Completion Tubulars and associated accessories. Workstrings maintains over 3,000,000 feet of drill pipe, tubing and associated accessories in inventory, which includes the industry’s largest inventory of Landing String.  Workstrings International is an Affirmative Action and EO employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Through participation in the E-Verify program, Superior Energy Services, Inc. electronically verifies the employment eligibility and Social Security Number validity of all new hires.

We are now seeking a Global Contracts Manager to join our Houston, TX team.


Job Summary:    

  • To provide commercial management expertise, enabling the Company to engage at all times in best commercial practice, manage and mitigate risk, and to contribute to its strategic development.
  • Risk management - review and negotiate commercial & contractual terms to ensure minimized risk exposure and maximum profitability.
  • Manage the co-ordination and preparation of tenders and vendor pre-qualifications ensuring professionally prepared, comprehensive response proposals are submitted within stipulated deadlines.
  • Manage all internal Company resources and external supply chain management qualification databases to ensure that all information is kept updated and recorded in a timely manner, ensuring accuracy at all times.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Line management, mentoring and development of the Commercial team to maintain culture, motivation of staff and endorse company values to support staff retention.
  • Engagement within senior management / leadership teams, supporting the continuing improvement in operational excellence and driving the delivery of the long term Company strategy.
  • Develop suitable global use quotation and tender template formats including framework of generic special terms.
  • Manage international regional specific generic sales email account distribution lists; provide timely response to Global sales and info@workstrings enquiries.
  • Provide global commercial expertise with consideration to general risk awareness and best commercial advantage i.e. international equipment import/exports, permanent establishment, regional taxation (including double taxation treaties), foreign currencies, FCPA & sanctions etc.
  • Ensure the tendering process internationally is undertaken consistently, in full compliance with both Company process and client instruction, and provide best strategic planning, interfacing with internal departments to enable submission of comprehensive, accurate, professional proposals within stated deadlines.
  • Ensure Company information resources for all international entities are accurate, continuously reviewed and updated for tendering/pre-qualification purpose.
  • Manage the preparation of international pre-qualifications, QHSE questionnaires and vendor assessments in conjunction with the respective entity HSE/QA-QC departments.
  • Lead process improvements, aligning tender and project processes, working collaboratively with other departments to improve overall processes.
  • Manage Company global standard terms and conditions of rental, with replication/amendment to suit specific regional entities.
  • Review and manage client draft contractual terms and MSA requirements (including preparation of red line/track change and qualification matrices) for parent company Corporate Legal review.
  • Conduct direct negotiation of terms with clients (with Corporate Legal and local management support), through to contract execution, managing and mitigating Company risk and ensuring commercial and technical completeness.
  • Management of contract execution process and upload to Company contract database. Extraction and dissemination of salient information to internal departments for operational instruction and compliance purposes. Regular internal audit for adherence.
  • Regional/Country Agent/Representative Agreements – management of commercial and contractual arrangements to ensure appropriate governance and to build robust, productive & collaborative relationships; provision of internal interpretation guidance; maintain internal database.
  • Sanctions/Due Diligence – compliance focal point for provision of information and guidance support in coordination with parent company Risk Department.
  • Demonstrate behaviors and attitude which align to and support Shared Core Values.
  • Provide a pro-active attitude towards QHSE, developing a sound knowledge of and adherence to the Company business management systems framework and governance. Demonstrate commitment to support the Energy Management System and continually improve its effectiveness, as described within ISO 50001:2011 EnMS standard section 4.2 Management responsibility, 4.2.1 Top management.
  • The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified; nothing restricts the company’s right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time or for any reason.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Five to ten year post graduate experience in a role with emphasis on contracts, MSA’s, tenders, quotations, etc. with Regional and Global responsibilities.Some exposure to sales and or sales administration, engineering, legal or supply chain management.
  • Extensive commercial experience with considerable international oil & gas industry experience.
  • Experience in the identification of risk and management within the global oil & gas arena.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.




  • B.S Degree - Degree or equivalent in Business Management or Degree in Law, Engineering or Supply Chain Management.


Technicial Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Professional – Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Outlook and Outlook Express.
  • QHSE principles and integrated business management systems operations
  • Highly computer literate

Behavioral Abilities:

  • Detail oriented.
  • Experience in managing team members and department processes.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team and build effective working relationships.
  • Well-developed skills in networking and coordinating the practices and outcomes of others.
  • Ability to remain positive and effective whilst undergoing changing priorities, environments, task and resources.
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and highly sensitive information, and with a high level of professional and personal integrity.

Excellent Benefits:  


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Matching 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Superior Energy Services and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers for Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

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