• IT Analyst Senior - Contracts Administrator

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/28/2018 10:18 AM)
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  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas. 

    At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

    • Our vision  is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world’s energy needs.
    • Our mission is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.
    • Our strategy is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.

    Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.


    Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.


    For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title: IT Analyst Contracts Administrator


    Location: Houston, Texas


    Specific Responsibilities:

    The IT Analyst – Contracts Administrator, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s IT Strategy & Planning team at the company’s Houston, Texas, office reporting to the Senior Manager of IT Strategy & Planning. 


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

    • Provide assistance in maintenance of master vendor list, sourcing activities and contract management and negotiation;
    • Participate in sourcing events and manage on-going vendor relationships;
    • Serve as a first escalation point for IT vendor management and sourcing issues; and
    • Lead vendor audit efforts and act as liaison between application owners and vendors throughout audit.

    The role will include support of the following activities:

    • Support the vendor on-boarding process;
    • Manage the review and negotiation of all IT vendor agreements;
    • Leverage agreements, and consolidate multiple agreements to improve pricing and increase efficiencies;
    • Coordinate gathering of IT-related materials to support litigation if required;
    • Maintain vendor contract repository and history, including vendor information & contact list;
    • Ensure vendor compliance to agreement terms and conditions, company policies, standards, etc.;
    • Participate in vendor-sponsored events which focus primarily on future products and services, industry trends, vendor strategic direction and similar topics;
    • Coordinate and assist in the IT RFP process;
    • Facilitate periodic vendor briefings with internal staff to discuss new products and services;
    • Meet regularly with internal staff to keep apprised of strategic direction and how it would be supported by current and future vendor relationships;
    • Routinely evaluate internal and external Service Level Agreements to identify areas of improvement;
    • Drive continuous process improvements to deliver increasing operation efficiency in all business partner processes;
    • Facilitate resolution of escalated IT vendor issues;
    • Monitor stakeholder satisfaction and vendor score-carding;
    • Collaborate with IT groups to ensure vendor partners are effectively managed and contracts are fully leveraged; and
    • Establish and monitor results against goals and proactively review vendors to preempt customer dissatisfaction.

    Job Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications & Experience:

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
    • Typical relevant experience 7-10 years, including at least 3 years of managing customer relationships;
    • 5+ years of experience in leading vendor management team including experience in contract negotiation, vendor performance management, preparing and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP), relationship management and strong understanding of project management methodologies;
    • Strong knowledge of contractual terms and agreements with demonstrated proficiency in authoring, reviewing, and negotiating vendor contracts;
    • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills;
    • Ability to identify need for and develop, standards and supporting materials;
    • Proven ability to establish priorities, develop measurable objectives, work independently, and lead the team to successfully meet or exceed objectives;
    • Capable of taking innovative approaches to problem solving; and
    • Strong, positive interpersonal skills.

    Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

    • A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
    • A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
    • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
    • The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
    • Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
    • An approachable, likeable personality;
    • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
    • A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
    • An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization;
    • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
    • Confident, while checking ego at the door, and fearless in the face of speaking up to challenge norms or convention;
    • Self-aware with excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and
    • Highly intelligent, intellectually and emotionally, with excellent analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.

    Core Values and Leadership Attributes

    The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

    Core Values:

    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

     Leadership Attributes:

    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.


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