Felix Amaechi
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Contracts & procurement mananger 1 500 000
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation


From 0 to 2005
Imo State University, Owerri,Nigeria (M Sc Economices- Disinction)
From 0 to 2003
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (MBA Marketing)
From 0 to 2000
University of Uyo, Uyo ( BSc Accounting - 2-1)
From 0 to 1996
Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun /Warri (ND/HND-Petroleum Engineering- Upper Credit)
From 0 to 2010
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies, London - (Advance Diploma & Degree Diploma- in Purchasing & Supply)


Procuement Manager
Oilserv Limited
December 2012 - Present Day (4 years 7 months)

 Manage operations of procurement department for all the categories of local and foreign procurement

 Manage the implementation of approved Sub-Contracting and Procurement Policies.

 Provide strategic guidance and direction for Sub-contracting and procurement while ensuring set goals and targets are met.

 Develop a price data base and identify opportunities for cost avoidance, standardization of goods and services in accordance with the procurement strategy/policy.

 Determine specification with user/Functional department and carry out procurement duties in line with purchasing process and purchasing best practice.

 Coordinate/manage the procurement activities of all project sites in line with OILSERV centralized procurement system.

 In consultation with the Chief Operating Officer, develop and maintain suitable supplier base for the company (subject to the MD’S approval).

 Carry out the foreign procurement activities.

 Ensures prompt response to all approved purchase requisitions and assign buyer/Contracts specialist to process the various request and raise Purchase Orders (PO’s) in line with their allocated categories. Reviews such PO’S and initiates approval in SAP.

 Initiate and maintain procurement/Contracting processes that will improve effectiveness and efficiency of procurement operations.

 Train procurement personnel to acquire the relevant skills in purchasing and supply of goods/services to both internal and external customers.

 Render weekly and monthly reporting of the procurement activities (local and foreign)

 Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the chief operating officer.

Head Procurement
Stark Enerfgy Oil & gas Limited
March 2011 - November 2012 (1 year 10 months)

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all Contracts & Procurement activities of the company across all activities and locations
  • To coordinate and set up the company’s C&P Department.
  • To develop and implement the C&P process across the organization.
  • To liaise with all Departments at the strategy and planning stage, to develop C&P strategy and contracting plans.
  • Work closely with user Departments in developing work scopes, prepare invitations to tender (ITT’s) and requests for quotations (RFQ’s), prepare tender and bid documents.
  • Coordinate technical and commercial evaluations, prepare draft contracts and negotiate commercial terms.
  • Liaise closely with Operations, Logistics and Sponsor Departments to ensure all contracts are executed on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of reports.
  • Be the key point of contact with suppliers for contracts compliance.
  • Effectively communicates and co-ordinates all required inputs with all user Departments.
  • Responsible for ensuring that procurement activities are carried out in accordance with Company policy; legislation and principles of good practice including ensuring all processes are in line with the Company's Code of Business Ethics.
  • Responsible for providing up to date market information to inform procurement strategy.
  • Responsible for provision of advice and support to all Managers on procurements and tendering processes and participate in Project Planning as required.
  • Responsible for developing excellent relationships with Company's main suppliers, partners and staff in relations to procurement issues.
  • Attend Leadership meetings to keep other members of the management team up-to-date with the latest issues in the Contracts/Procurement department
  • Provide guidance and direction to Contracts/Procurement Administrator to ensure the administration of the department is working efficiently and effectively
  • Liaise with Legal team to ensure continuity in legal reviews and corresponding comments in the management of our Contracts
  • Responsible for developing and updating local content documentation and system including tendering arrangements and for managing/monitoring activities to ensure that any compliance issues are resolved.
  • Provide assistance and input to procurement negotiations at all levels and occasionally Preside on negotiations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that staff are familiar with procurement documentation, systems and receive any necessary training required.
  • Responsible for ensuring that effective procurement performance management and audit mechanisms are in place and provide appropriate statutory returns and reports as required.
  • Leads the activities of the Organisation in the procurement of technical goods and services, with a special focus on major and complex actions in the mid- and downstream parts of the business.
  • Develop the policies on how high cost and high complexity technical products and services may be procured and delivered in the most cost effective manner without compromising on quality and EHSQ standards- while meeting entity expectations for efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating activities within the supply chain including periodic technical procurement planning and scheduling, pricing estimations/product and service market surveys, order management, warehousing and inventory management and deliveries.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all extended period contracts covering activities relating to physical asset management; A key responsibility is the provision of timely feedback to requestors concerning the status of orders/service and also ensuring enquiries and complaints are addressed.
Contract Specialist (Functional Cover: SCD, Rotating Equipments & Drilling/Completion)
Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
October 2008 - December 2010 (2 years 3 months)

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Prepare all relevant requisition submissions and obtain approvals
  • Participate, conduct and preside on contract negotiations
  • Carry our market analysis on various product/material request
  • Prepare and send out the dossiers of pre-qualification and technical evaluation of bidders for high/medium risk contracts
  • Carry out pre-qualification and technical evaluation of vendors
  • Assist and advise line functions/user departments on contracts
  • Carry out workshops on procurement and contracting to develop internal and external stake holders on contracting process and requirements
  • Provide purchasing support for various functional team(s) including placing, expediting and administration of equipment and material purchase and/or service orders.
  • Ensure proper terms and conditions are included on all purchase and/or service orders.
  • Negotiate with suppliers on commercial and operational matters related to purchase orders.
  • Prepare RFP/CFT/RFQ documents, bid tabulations, recommendation for award as necessary and in compliance with local laws and COMPANY policies and procedures
  • Provide status information on all outstanding requisitions
  • Ensure that all purchased equipment and materials are effectively managed and controlled according to COMPANY policies and procedures (Soft and hardcopy format)

Drilling & Completion Contracts Specific Key Responsibilities

  • Drilling Operations Equipment: (i) Produce Scope Of Works for the following Long Lead Items: Wellhead and X-Mas trees, Mud Line Suspensions, all kinds of tubular, including Drill Pipes
  • Drilling Operations Services : (i) Produces Scope Of Works with the contract holder connected to all the services required by Drilling Department likewise: Directional Drilling, cementing services, slick line services, mud chemical services, drilling and Work-over services, fishing services, running tubular services, Solid Control Services, coiled tubing services and Mud Logging services.
  • Technical Evaluation of the Drilling Operations Tenders:

(i) Prepare the Bidders list for each operating discipline based on the result of the technical evaluation and prepare a proposal for the Commercial tender.

  • (ii) Carry out technical assessment of the Contractors/Bidders.
  • (iii) Determine the Final Rating using the proper technical tools used by other Major Operators
  • (iv) Recommend the most efficient Service Companies with all the required justifications.
  • (V) Prepared the draft contract and cover letter
  • (VI) Finalizes the contract and prepares the cover letter after review, correction and validation by the Managers (Contract and Requester )
  • (VII) Dispatches a copy of the final signed contract both to the Vendor and to the Requester

Handle the Commercial Evaluation of Drilling Operations Tenders and Budget Preparation(This Budget task is handled with the D&C Finance support staff)

Category Manager (Functional Cover: SCD, Logistics, Rotating Equipments & Drilling/Well Completi
Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
December 2005 - September 2008 (2 years 10 months)

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare all relevant requisition submissions and obtain approvals
  • Participate, conduct and preside on contract negotiations
  • Carry our market analysis on various product/material request
  • Prepare and send out the dossiers of pre-qualification and technical evaluation of bidders for all requests within the category
  • Carry out pre-qualification and technical evaluation of vendors
  • Assist and advice line/user departments on contracts
  • Carry out workshops on procurement and contracting to develop internal and external stake holders on contracting process and requirements
  • Handle all relevant post contract management activities as it affects all the category contracts
  • Act as a liaison between supply chain management function, the business, and vendors.

Drilling & Completion Category Specific Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the strategic procurement and coordination of drilling rigs for Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC) global business units.
  • Builds and recommends rig contracting strategies that ensure SPDC takes an enterprise perspective when securing rig capacity.
  • Coordinates with business units and senior management to ensure that drilling rig procurement strategies are robust, strategic, and improve operational excellence (safety, reliability, and performance).
  • Leverages external industry networks (other operators and rig contractors) to secure rig capacity opportunities, including new contracts and rig sharing.
  • Builds strong internal networks amongst business unit stakeholders (Drilling & Completions Managers, D&C Engineering Managers & Superintendents, & SCM) to ensure proactive rig contracting strategies are implemented and that corporate level rig contractor relationships are managed effectively.
  • Serves as the global business manager, Global Category Manager, for the rig segment assigned.
  • Manages small team of contract advisor(s), business analysts, and technical assistant(s) to implement SPDC’s SCM Category Management process, including global market research, value creation, strategy development, price/cost analyses, industry trends, best practices, and industry benchmarking.
  • Negotiates National/International Master Agreements and leads headquarters level Advanced Supplier Relationships within delegated limits of authority for drilling rigs as directed by the business units.
  • Acts as a key commercial and operational expert during negotiations and as the HQ single point of contact for key drilling contractors and internal stakeholders relative to assigned drilling rig segment.
  • Serves as a resource to business units to develop key performance indicators (KPIs)/scorecards and contractor service quality meetings to help drive expected performance at the BU level.
  • Ensures assigned contracts are in compliance with all company, industry, and regulatory mandates.
  • Represents SPDC at selected industry wide forums and symposiums such as IADC, SPE, and Operator Rig Sharing meetings.
  • Serves as SPDC’s enterprise wide expert on drilling rig markets that are assigned (deepwater/SNEPCO, shelf, and/or land rigs).
: Material Purchasing/Procurement Officer (Buyer)
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited. QIT, Eket.
March 2000 - December 2005 (5 years 10 months)

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing and expediting materials, equipment and supplies
  • Review and analyses purchase requisitions
  • Investigate and develop sources of supply
  • Prepare routine/Specialized bid Specifications with the functional specialist
  • Issue bid requests and review quotations
  • Carry Out Commercial Negotiations
  • Interprets Purchasing procedure to departments and vendors
  • Acting as a liaison between user department and vendors
Oil Movement technician/Supervisor II
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited. QIT, Eket.
October 1997 - March 2000 (2 years 5 months)

Roles & responsibilities

  • Crude oil/ condensate movement operations
  • Crude oil treatment and tank farm operations supervision
  • Crude oil inventory control and monitoring
  • Crude/ condensate oil focalization /pre-loading activities and post-loading activities
  • Crude/ condensate oil loading operation
Well Site Drilling Engineer (Student Attachee)
Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Ltd, Benin City
July 1993 - June 1994 (11 months)

Roles & responsibilities

  • Preparing well data sheets;
  • Worked with a team of engineers designing and selecting well-head equipment, drawing up drilling programmes while taking into account the desired production rate
  • Obtaining relevant data, carrying out analysis on site and recommending immediate actions
  • Carrying out full engineering analyses of rig site data and preparing regular well reports and communicating to base office.
  • Monitoring the daily progress of well operations and current daily costs, comparing actual costs with cost expenditure proposals and recommending changes or improvements to rig work techniques, which could lead to optimization of expenditure;
  • Liaising with specialist contractors and suppliers, such as cement companies or suppliers of drilling fluids;
  • Monitoring safety and ensuring the good maintenance of the well;
  • Adhering to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements;
  • Coordinating and contributing to the work of the drilling team;
  • Undertaking engineering design and the planning of wells (including development work);
  • Designing directional well paths (horizontally or multi-laterally, as appropriate);
  • Contributing to conceptual field development design;
  • Working with multidisciplinary professionals to evaluate the commercial viability of the well and monitor progress during drilling;
  • Returning the site to its natural environmental setting if drilling is not to be pursued.