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Lead Buyer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/02/2017
  • Duration: 6 months +
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The Role:
The job holder shall provide supervision and leadership to the purchasing group, who will support the client portfolio of operated assets and Capital Projects; facilitating the purchase materials and services required by onshore and offshore stakeholders in an effective, efficient and professional manner and in line with legislative requirements and Company processes, procedures and business objectives.
* Issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ) for the purchase of goods and services and for the repair of materials.
* Process Purchase Requisitions in accordance with Service Level Agreements, prepare and issue goods Purchase and Services Orders.
* Focal point for Company for all Purchase Order related issues, executing adjustment of Purchase & Service Orders and Contracts where required by the business.
* Responsible for ensuring that materials and service orders are acknowledged and updated within SAP.
* Identify end user demand via MRP to generate timely and appropriate buying decisions.
* Manage and optimise inventory Material Requirements Planning (MRP) activities, working with cataloguer ensuring MRP settings are correctly set up, in line with standards and business requirements.
* Managing the materials requirement planning for shutdown and projects including the turnaround of repairable materials.
* Negotiate contract terms and conditions and provide advice/assistance in the award process.
* Create & upload contracts in SAP.
* Participate in sourcing activities lead by Corporate Procurement.
* Establish, maintain and update supplier information in SAP.
* Maintain accurate records on inspection and expediting activities, supplier service levels, and evaluate supplier performance.
* Co-ordinate the transport of materials to and from suppliers and Company Warehouse locations.
* Proactive regular expediting of materials in accordance with the business's needs, identifying and resolving any issues which may affect the supplier's ability to meet their contractually agreed delivery dates.


* The job holder should demonstrate a good knowledge of Oil & Gas Purchasing and Expediting activities, appropriate legislation, best practise and guidelines.
* The job holder should demonstrate a strong focus on HSE, ethics and upholding Company values.
* Demonstrates enthusiasm and positivity and respects and values others.
* Sets high personal standards, takes the initiative and accept accountability.
* Understands how own goals align to bigger picture.
* Accept, manage and support change.
* Strong communication skills with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
* Be capable of building relationships with colleagues across different locations.
* Strong IT Skills and detailed knowledge/experience in a variety of MS office applications and SAP RLM & MM.
* Demonstrate good problem solving skills with a tenacity to seek continuous improvement.
* Strong relationship builder with ability to build networks in a matrix organisation.

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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