Senior Contracts & Category Professional – Digital & IT Contracts


Lysaker, Stavanger, Trondheim, Norge


23. juni 2024

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Aker BP aims to be the exploration and production company of the future by transforming the way we work and operate. We are setting new standards by focusing on safe production and low emissions in the oil and gas industry.

We have big plans- do you want to join us?

The future will require smarter and more efficient solutions for our business. We need competent people to digitize the E&P value chain, from exploration to abandonment, by building the benchmark E&P company together with our suppliers.

Aker BP is uniquely positioned to transform the E&P industry. We are already recognized as a front runner within digitalization and are now recruiting talent that can help us reach our goal of becoming the leading E&P company. We are far from having all the answers – and this is why we need you!

We seek an experienced SCM Professional with a passion for immaterial rights, digitalization, and contractual matters. In the role of Contracts & Category Professional, you will get the chance to practice and develop your supply chain competence through supporting managers for agile projects and improving our digital contract portfolio. Contracts will range from digital project development contracts, IT-software contracts to IT hardware contracts.

Typical work tasks can be:

  • Single point of contact for contracts and procurement matters in appointed area.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams. Secure alignment within the company and develop requirements complying with Aker BP’s governing principles.
  • Leading the commercial dialog towards suppliers and strategic partners, executing amendments, renewals, changes to scope of work and rates.
  • Manage and review specific project agreements, call-offs, and purchase orders.
  • Lead the development of contract strategies, plans and priorities, identifying opportunities to leverage value and mitigate risk. Liaise with Legal for contractual liabilities.
  • Managing sourcing activities; Request for Information, Request for Proposal/Quotation, (incl. agile procurement) leading to final negotiations. Ensuring new contracts are placed timely and operationalized while involving appropriate business at all stages. (Aker BP have contract templates based on Difi standard contract models.)

Skills and qualifications:

  • Degree in business, engineering or law
  • Experience in sourcing IT- and immaterial rights contracts
  • Strategic and commercial mindset with strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Business understanding, with focus on what is best for the business
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written, both Norwegian and English

We think you will thrive in Aker BP if this resonates with you:

  • Our SAFER values are the foundation for everything we do. Working with us means identifying with being Seekers, Accountable, Foreseeable, Engaged and Respectful.

    Cooperation is the very core of Aker BP. Working with us means wanting to be part of our ONETEAM-culture.

    At Aker BP, we put safety first. When working with us, we expect you to do the same.

  • We must improve to succeed in the future, so you must have a strong desire to always improve and work smarter.
  • We make our decisions based on data, which is why you must be analytical and see the bigger picture.
  • We constantly strive to help each other improve. If you are a good communicator, we will work well together.
  • If we are going to improve, we must continuously build expertise and experience. This means that you must derive motivation from developing others.

Our commitment to you:

  • We are convinced diversity is an important element for success, and everyone in Aker BP should feel involved, included, and respected.
  • We want you to develop. That’s why we are committed to providing you with varied experience and enhancing your expertise so you can build a CV for the future!
  • We will offer you a competitive compensation package including a share savings program, and a solid pension scheme.
  • We know that your health and a work-life balance are key factors for job satisfaction. That’s why we have good cafeterias, work-out facilities, and flexibility – in working hours.
  • If something should happen to you, we will make sure you get help from the company health service and our insurance programs.
  • Our offices have a universal design – accessible for all.

Locations: Bærum, Stavanger or Trondheim. Please specify your preferred location in your application.

Application deadline: 23.06.2024

Background checks will be performed, following consent from relevant candidates. We ask that you enclose your diploma/grade transcript with your application.

Contact information: Petter Tobias Østereng –

Om Aker BP

Aker BP is a company engaged in exploration, field development and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf. The company operates six field centres: Alvheim, Ivar Aasen, Skarv, Edvard Grieg, Ula and Valhall, and is a partner in the Johan Sverdrup field.

Our headquarter is in Fornebu, outside of Oslo, and we have offices in Stavanger, Trondheim, Harstad and Sandnessjøen.