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  • Job reference: RMS0181155

Buyer (Procurement)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Home Based
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/06/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
* Assist in the development of cost-effective and high quality purchase orders and service orders are produced in time, created in a commercial advantageous, professional and ethical manner and administered in accordance with Company's procedures.
* Assist in ensuring the availability of goods and services, which meet the needs of the Function/Asset.
* Contribute to that Company's exposure to contractual and/or commercial risks is minimal.
* Contribute to building relationships with suppliers, personnel from the Function and any other relevant Company personnel.
* Responsible for processing and producing contractual documentation in a timely and professional manner as well as acting as an ambassador when dealing with both internal and external clients.

The following outlines the main duties and responsibilities for the buyer role however depending on the seniority of the candidate these may be adjusted accordingly and as such the duties and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:
* Perform all obligations regarding health, safety and wellbeing of others and themselves, as well as the environment in which the procurement duties are undertaken.
* Act in such a way that all procurement activities are undertaken in accordance with Company policies, governance, procedures and Industry's good practice & regulatory requirements. Report any situation, which does not comply with these rules. Specifically contribute to the enforcement of defined procurement policies and of supplier relationship principles and associated guidelines and code of conduct.
* Assist any internal customer or suppliers to deliver the highest level of procurement standard work. Share the information transversally to the function and promote procurement activities and added value
* Participate in the follow-up of the procurement performance plan definition and follow up for its domain of activity, by liaising with procurement planning and performance function and reporting savings appropriately.
* Participate in the definition of the procurement policy, strategy, of his/her category in liaison with its Category Manager and personnel of the relevant function, by activating all possible procurement performance levers
* Ensure proper feedback to and alert contract specialists regarding contract management and supplier relationship
* For all validated requests prepare purchase order and services order when contracts are available and RFQ otherwise; in charge of the transactional activities.
* Contribute to the communication between bidders and Company personnel during all tendering stages, issue, receipt, opening, analyzing, negotiating with bidder's representatives and signatures/approvals.
* Liaise with contract specialist in charge of the activity for available contracts and templates
* When no available contracts, prepare Bidders List in cooperation with internal customers representatives and perform RFQ in compliance with internal procedures and available templates. Negotiate, involving appropriate representatives (Internal Customer, Legal, QHSE, ...).
* Formalize purchase order in ad-hoc system and ensure efficient expediting/progress follow up. Support internal customers by maintaining a proper administration of purchase orders and service orders and their related documents, providing feed-back on the delivery status of goods and/or services ordered and by handling queries from suppliers, or internal customers.
* Supplier relationship management for local suppliers in liaison with procurement team lead operations, contribute to global supplier performance assessment as requested. This includes facilitating supplier meetings.
* Accurate and timely administration of contracts.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Planning and organizing, able to effectively indicate goals and priorities and the time, actions and resources required to be able to achieve the goals defined.
* Team player, able to collaborate with others for a common purpose
* Independence, able to initiate and settle actions without the help of others.
* Fluent in the English and local language.
* Degree qualification in e.g. law, business, engineering, quantity surveying or equivalent discipline.
* Ideally with a qualification in a complementary professional body:
* Procurement skills and practical experience in a procurement role.
* Knowledge of supplier relationship management.
* Expert user of tools and systems to support different activities (eRFX, Office, FPAL, Supplier Catalogues, etc. as applicable).
* Contribute to team objectives and provide good communication, both written and verbal.
* Flexible and adaptable individual who can change priorities to meet the demands of the business.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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