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  • Job reference: RMS0145813

Buyer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Doha
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/08/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (13/08/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with an annual LNG production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTA), safely and reliably delivering LNG to customers around the globe from world-class facilities in Qatar.

The Role:
Our leading client is currently seeking a Buyer based in Qatar working on a residential basis.

Role holders provide a buying service to company functions, implementing sourcing policies and procedures to ensure suppliers meet agreed performance criteria. At this level there is greater involvement in direct contact with suppliers to clarify specifications, resolve issues and monitor performance. Relationship building takes on significance as does the ability to monitor and assess market developments and undertake commercial and technical evaluations.

1. Service Provision: Provide internal customers with services to meet their buying needs at agreed service levels End-user satisfaction.
2. Purchase Process Initiation: Receive and review purchase requisitions for completeness and contacts endusers to resolve any outstanding or unclear issues and discuss feasibility of cost and delivery date estimates. All necessary information is obtained. Clarity established around cost and delivery estimates.
3. Supplier Identification: Apply company sourcing procedures to identify and communicate with suppliers for assigned commodities, prepare Bidders List for approval and issue requests for quotations from selected suppliers.
Reliable and competitive suppliers identified.
4. Decision Process Support: Receive, collate, analyse and document supplier quotations in order to facilitate and give effect to the decision making process. May undertake commercial and technical evaluations for the less complex purchases. Decision maker satisfaction with documentation.
5. Variation & Disputes: Formulate and issue variations and keep all parties informed of changes in order to avoid misunderstanding. Resolve disputes and manage non-conformance issues to successful conclusion . Variations clearly communicated. Issues resolved.
6. Market Awareness: Study market trends and provide relevant information and reports on availability costs and product development to keep internal customers informed and assist them in budgetary considerations. Regular feedback to end-users on availability, pricing and developments.
7. Supplier Performance: Assist supervisor in assessing and recording supplier performance in order to optimise quality and price competitiveness and develop supplier capability. Supervisor assessment of assistance.
8. Vendor Relationships: Maintain and foster good relationships with suppliers, co-ordinating as required to ensure company needs are best served. Responsive suppliers

Levels of:
a) Problem Solving: Typically, role holders will work on routine and non-routine tasks, solving normal operating problems using precedent and own professional knowledge in compliance with procurement principles. There is greater exposure to suppliers at this level and resolving issues with these outside parties takes on more significance.
b) Decision Making: Role holders will work in a well defined environment with limited decision making responsibility at this level.
c) Supervision: Duties are carried out according to work allocated and supervised by senior colleagues, with review and checking taking place on a regular basis.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
At this level, role holders will be expected to have a solid knowledge of procurement procedures, good written and spoken English, the ability to communicate effectively with outside parties and have good PC skills,
including working knowledge of business software programmes, networking and SAP.

Education and Experience: Graduate Degree in engineering or a business related discipline. They will also be required to have developed professionally and gained increased knowledge and expertise through a minimum of 5 years directly related procurement experience.
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