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  • Job reference: RMS0214617


  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/08/2019
  • Duration: ongoing permanent
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The Role:
Purpose of the job

Procurement of goods and services on demand of the project, in particular for local activities and site interfaces.
Supporting the total procurement process (prequalification, RFQ, bid comparison, negotiations, award, expediting, close-out).
Assist processes for timely supply of all required materials, equipment, spare parts, raw materials and services to operate and maintain the new assets.
Ensure all framework agreements, contracts and purchase orders are in place for Operations and Maintenance.
Back-office procurement and facilitate the P2P process.
Bring best value in TCO to the assets, drive for cost reduction, guarantee supply and optimise working capital.


The role reports to the Site Procurement Manager.


* Participate in scope definition for equipment, materials and services.
* Challenge demand appropriately and critically review requisitions, specifications and scope.
* Conduct market research and source the market for best opportunities, partners and alternatives which fit for purpose. Identify and recommend new suppliers that can offer commercial and/or technical advantages to company to mitigate risks.
* Screen and evaluate suppliers based on quality, service, reliability, safety, energy performance and efficiency, production and distribution capabilities, availability, solvency, reputation and history.
* Solicit and follow up bid proposals.
* Analyse quotations, prices and commercial conditions and set-up a commercial bid comparison.
* Coordinate the evaluation process and interfaces with other disciplines.
* Lead negotiations to secure best commercial terms in accordance with the technical specifications and (project) requirements to ensure best value for the assets.
* Benchmark prices and commercial conditions to determine competitive price setting.
* Prepare and issue purchase orders.
* Ensure on time deliveries by adequate expediting.
* Develop and execute action plans to optimise stock levels in coordination with technical departments and supply warehouse.
* Ensure on time stock replenishment without any shortage to secure supply and business continuity.
* Evaluate and monitor supplier performance.
* Set-up and maintain the preferred vendor list.

Contract management
* Develop, implement and execute contract (renewal) strategies.
* Lead the contractor qualification process and coordinate HSSE evaluation.
* Negotiate or renegotiate and administer frame agreements and contracts.
* Evaluate and monitor contractor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
* Resolve complaints and determine corrective actions in case of defective materials or unacceptable performance.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Engineer, bachelor or master degree in science, business and/or economics.
* Seasoned and experienced technical buyer or contract manager.
* Significant experience in Oil and Gas or (petro)chemical industry.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* In-depth knowledge and expertise in technical procurement and contract management.
* Good knowledge of (engineered) equipment, materials and (construction) services in a (petro)chemical production plant.
* Good knowledge of contracting law and legal aspects.
* Relevant market knowledge.
* IT skills: SAP MM, MS Office.
* Fluent in Dutch and English.

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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