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Contracts Advisor

Makati City, Metro Manila


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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.

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 post-award contract management activities.

  • 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 eProcurement systems like Smartby 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

  • Proficient contracting skills for IT services like cloud services, SaaS, PaaS, cyber security, mobile application development, etc.

  • Proficient contracting skills for engineering services, professional services, logistics, marketing, plant maintenance and operations, etc.

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.  

Working with us 

There are two Chevron companies operating in the Philippines: Chevron Holdings Incorporated (CHI) and Chevron Philippines Incorporated (CPI).

CHI is a shared services center providing transactional, processing, and consulting services in the areas of finance and accounting, information technology, supply chain management, human resources, downstream customer service and marketing. Established in 1998, CHI serves Chevron affiliates in six continents around the world. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the leading members of the shared services industry in the Philippines.

CHI has received various recognitions as a top employer:the 2022 Diversity Company of the Year; 2021 Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award; 2021 Global Best Employer Brand Award; 2020 HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia; 2019 Circle of Excellence, Top Employer Category at Asia CEO Awards and the 2018 Wellness Company of the Year at the same Asia CEO Awards

CPI markets the Caltex brand of top-quality fuels, lubricants and petroleum products through a network of service stations, terminals and sales offices.

At Chevron, we are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company and at all stages of the employee experience. We constantly strive to attract, develop and retain diverse Filipino talent.  Globally, Chevron Corporation has achieved a rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index for the past 17 years. The Index ranks American companies based on their commitment to equality in the workplace.


  • Competitive salary 

  • Allowances, medical and optical reimbursements  

  • Health care coverage for you and your eligible dependents  

  • Robust employee centred programs for health and wellness 

  • Time-off to promote healthy work-life balance or to care for your family 

  • Annual corporate incentive bonus when the company meets established goals 

  • Recognition & awards program 

  • Long-term savings plan 

  • Life insurance 

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

  • Hybrid work model - work remotely from home several days a week

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