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Contract Specialist

Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: Singapore, SG, 049318

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

The Opportunity


Reporting to the Commodity Manager the Contract Specialist primary control focus is ensuring the completeness and accuracy of transactions from front end management systems to downstream systems. As the link between the Front Office,  functional working groups and customers/suppliers you will also be involved in regulatory, counterparties, and process improvement initiatives as required.


You will play an important role in managing the operational risk of the business and improving the customer experience. You will be expected to know and understand the provisions of the relevant contracts, to be able to challenge and influence for South 32 to get the best value for money whilst protecting its interests within the constraints of the contract.

Accountabilities of the role:




  • Create and manage contracts through the contract lifecycle, process post-deal contractual activities, drafting and reviewing of contracts and ad hoc problem solving. 
  • Ensure accurate system entry into 1SAP and filing of contracts in Ariba (or other contract repositories).
  • Advise contractual and financial risks associated with the contracts, identifying areas where there are opportunities for value creation as well as areas where the exposure to value leakage exists.  
  • Work collaboratively with various functional Subject Matter Experts (Supply Chain, Risk, Legal, Front Office etc).
  • 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.
  • Reporting of MTM or other risk requirements as determined by the Marketing Ground Rules in relation to new and amended deals and perform reconciliation checks on traded contracts.
  • Cultivate positive relationships through effective communication and provides constructive feedback to peers on a regular basis.
  • Provide leadership to ensure 1SAP processes are understood and adhered to.
  • Contribute to productivity improvement projects, participate in UAT for system enhancement and implementation.
  • Work with stakeholders on project development and change management as and when required.


Stakeholder Relationships 



  • Assist and support Front Office on day to day sales activities and transactions.
  • Engage in cross commodity / cross functional working groups to support functional excellence, governance, general improvement initiatives.
  • Engage externally with customers/suppliers and partners.





  • Vision
  • Accountability
  • Credibility
  • Action Orientation
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Judgement
  • Feedback and recognition


About You 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a commercial, supply chain and/or relevant business discipline
  • 2-5 years working experience in Contracts and/or supply chain roles in Commodity markets
  • Experience in drafting of commercial contracts advantageous
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • Experience with SAP, Ariba, CTRM Fusion advantageous
  • Basic understanding of derivatives, awareness of hedging strategies and impact of pricing terms on exposure reporting advantageous
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written


What We Offer You 

The South32 Global Marketing Hub is in Singapore, a vibrant, multicultural city. The South32 Marketing Organisation is a dynamic team, focussed on responsibly maximising the revenue line through the sale of all production, associated supply chain logistics and informing a single view of markets and future prices.

Perth is South32’s corporate office based in the heart of CBD. The corporate office houses the key functions including Finance, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Group Risk and Technology. 

Offered as a Permanent opportunity, you will benefit from a rewarding career path in a company that embraces diversity and collaboration. We offer an attractive remuneration package including performance-based bonus and participation in the Employee Share Plan. We also provide family health care and tailored, bespoke personal development opportunities.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.