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  • Job reference: RMS0179094

Senior Buyer IT & Corporate Service

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Various Sites
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/05/2017
  • Duration: 1 year, renewable
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/05/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Our client is a large petrochemical corporation. The core activities of this organization are focused on chemical production, refining, technology and manufacturing of a broad spectrum of petrochemicals.

The Role:
* Responsibilities include but are not limited to the purchase of IT commodities, Corporate Services, Travel and Facilities Management on a site or country basis. May also include contract ownership and management of Outline agreements/catalogs and spot PO´s as needed; approx. 80 % transactional and 20% Operational. May also include developing and deploying the procurement of local strategy for leveraging of low value and less complex projects. Applying developed strategy into contracts for assigned company sites in accordance with corporate sourcing guideline; approx. 50% Operational/50% Strategic.
* Negotiates midsize value contracts, renewals, complex requirements and meets client objectives while achieving maximum overall cost effectiveness. Includes understanding and utilizing the tender process, legal terms and conditions, and contract management.
* Interacts directly with internal clients and suppliers and ensures accurate requirements. Establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with Client control guidelines. May also include support of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities.
* May be responsible for complete administration of contracts in SAP and other eProcurement systems, monitors the ordering process, and helps improve overall procurement efficiency.
* Monthly reports or Quarterly Dashboard category spend and auto PO reports.
* Attend IT Requisitionors bi-weekly or monthly calls or IT stakeholder meetings.
* Support Category manager for contract negotiation, major projects or initiatives rollout as needed.
* Work with suppliers to resolve any issues related to our PO and supplier invoices timely and accurately.

* Responsible for executing the procurement strategies as defined by a Procurement manager on a site, regional or country basis. Includes the planning of purchasing and scheduling of materials, services, and supplies if applicable, but normally does not include sourcing. Can include the tender and request for quotation for final negotiations with vendors for creating Spot Purchase orders and Outline agreements including management of change of suppliers. Increased responsibility for several sites.
* Ensures accurate definition of requirements & good understanding of the market environments; develops comprehensive contract criteria; leads supplier approval and selection process; negotiates and prepares contracts; & establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with company control guidelines.
* Establishes and utilizes a site support network (incl. travel to assigned sites and attending site/planner meetings) for timely acquisition of site managed materials and services incl. to suppliers while achieving maximum overall cost effectiveness. within a country or regional basis and including cost savings objectives.
* Acts as a direct procurement contact incl. for urgent orders for internal clients located at various sites up to agreed spend level. Increased responsibility for several sites.
* Provides Sourcing plans for low value projects following the agreed forms, thresholds, processes and sourcing strategy methodology implying necessary project management.
* Subject matter Expert for SAP procurement processes or systems.
* Support Supplier Continuously Improvement initiatives incl. efforts to resolve supplier and site issues/disputes while developing and executing a proactive process.
* Key liaison with the IT/Manufacturing/Business/Commercial organizations to insure continuity of supply consistent with operations planning and production schedules in EAI region.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent).
* 2+ years' experience required in either one of the areas responsibility: IT, Corporate Services or Travel & Facility Management (preferable in chemical industry).
* Skilled in proficiently using computers and software in performing purchasing analysis tasks, specifically setting up spreadsheet formulas, linking spreadsheets, extracting data, developing graphs.
* Proficient in the English language is required. Additional language skills in German, Italian, French and/ or Dutch would be a benefit.

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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