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Buyer - Contracts & Procurement

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/02/2020
  • Duration: 3 months
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The Role:
Job Summary
* Reporting to the Supervisor - Supply Chain Management, the Buyer is responsible for all aspects of procurement required to support CLIENTS's April 2020 facility-wide Turn-around (FTAR) and the base organization.
* The position is accountable for material and services sourcing via requests for quotations and proposals, negotiation, creation, administration and execution of Service Contracts and Purchase Orders for the procurement and delivery of goods and services on behalf of CLIENT
* The Buyer works closely with the respective technical users, progresses and provides input to all procurement aspects of the respective projects.
* The position also has responsibility for ensuring CLIENT's compliance with governmental regulations, corporate guidelines and performance objectives.
* These activities are expected to be conducted safely, cost-effectively and reliably; they must be delivered in a manner that consistently adds value to CLIENTS's overall business process.
* The incumbent also provides professional and technical support to the Procurement Team and Supervisor - Supply Chain Management.

Dimensions
* CLIENT engages, from time to time, a series of service providers to deliver a range of goods and services in support of the company's operations.
* Such services must be procured and delivered in accordance with pre-determined and agreed specifications of price, quality, quantity and timeliness as well as such other specifications and statutory requirements which the company may determine and set from time to
* time.
* The position of Buyer is expected to seek the interest of CLIENT's in both the identification and pre- qualification of select service contractors as well as in the negotiation, execution and administration phases of service delivery.
* The position requires significant knowledge of the supplier-identification and contract administration processes and must be especially skilled in the resolution of legal liabilities and other related commercial issues in the contract administration process.

Nature & Scope
* The position of Buyer essentially negotiates and executes contracts for procurement of goods and services on behalf of CLIENT. This responsibility is executed in the main, through a series of supplier-identification, contract negotiation with special emphasis on cost savings, performance-administration and performance monitoring processes.
* The contracts and procurement services activity is supported by administrative systems which prequalify contractors, monitor and report on suppliers' compliance with the pre-qualification system and otherwise document supplier information and performance.

The Buyer
* is expected to provide monthly reports, review and register the requested documents of goods and service contractors, monitor their delivery requirements and otherwise audit the service delivery process to ensure that the interests of CLIENT in the procurement and supply of goods and services are optimized.

Duties & Responsibilities
1) Review and analyze procurement requirements to effectively procure materials and services required by the organization.
2) Solicit and evaluate proposals for the requested commodity.
3) Evaluate and recommend the best sources of material and service supply
4) Negotiate and execute contracts for procurement of goods and services on behalf of CLIENT.
5) Expedite materials and services to ensure timely delivery at negotiated prices meeting the quality standards of the company.
6) Monitor and report on performance of company contracts, non-performance and other delinquencies.
7) Verify and update internal users on materials utilization.
8) Ensure compliance with the procurement processes.
9) Establish and review blanket order contracts in conjunction with the Contracts Administration and Buyers.

Job Qualification
* Minimum Acceptable Academic Qualifications: BSc. Degree in Management or Supply Chain Management from an accredited tertiary institution.
* A Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or the Institute for Supply Management will be considered an asset.
* Minimum Number of Years of Relevant Experience: Five (5) years' of Turn-around experience in a procurement function capacity in the petrochemical industry.

Specific Skills and Knowledge
* Knowledge of procurement principles, practices, regulations and standards
* Knowledge of cost management and tender evaluation techniques
* Knowledge and application of contract law
* Knowledge and experience in use of Oracle ERP and SAP Ariba systems
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
* Planning and organization skills.
* Decision making and problem-solving ability.
* Proven track record of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment

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