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  • Job reference: RMS0150106

Materials & Procurement Controller

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/10/2014
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our Client is the Operator of one of the largest remaining gas fields with estimated reserves of about 3tcf, to be produced during a 30 year lifespan, will meet about 8% of the country's gas requirements.

The Role:

To provide day to day support to the business to ensure prompt and accurate purchase of materials using negotiating skills to achieve best value and control of same via SAP system. To act as a professional sourcing conduit between offshore and onshore customers to ensure materials are available when required.


Logistics & Procurement Team Leader


• Receive, review and process material requisitions in excess of 10,000 per annum.
• Provide prompt and accurate purchase of materials via SAP Materials Management System. Volume in excess of 60,000 line items per annum.
• Source material, as required, via the most efficient, cost effective method in accordance with Company procedures.
• Liaise with Contract Managers, vendors and end users to quantify specific requirements and to resolve technical queries.
• Review all requisitions and block those with inadequate specification to ensure material integrity
• Provide procurement expertise and SAP guidance to customers. Recognised as the Company’s Super User of SAP MM & RLM modules
• Propose enhancements to SAP to benefit business model.
• Maintain catalogue integrity
• Assist and provide guidance in managing company’s inventory to meet production requirements.
• Assist and provide guidance in maintaining stock controls and reporting of same
• Assist and provide guidance in monitoring stock holdings and recommend spares reduction/disposals based on utilization
• Interface with contractors, vendors and end users to ensure correct material is received at right time.
• Develop a ‘team’ type understanding with Offshore Materials Controllers and the Inventory Materials Controller through a close working relationship to ensure goods and services meet the customers needs first time and at the right time.
• Procure and approve line items up to the value of $100,000 per purchase order through application of negotiation skills
• Liaise with vendor and warehouse personnel, tracking , expediting and advising status and resolution of issues.
• Provide visibility regarding materials status to onshore and offshore team on a regular basis with the delivery status of outstanding requirements via a structured expediting process.
• Manage and track repairs and rentals and act as Company focal point with respect to obtaining quotes and resolving queries.
• Review and update all procurement and materials related procedures to correctly reflect processes.


• To be familiar with and have an understanding of the Company Health, Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures

Technical Integrity
• Ability to deploy company and operational standards, policies and procedures to meet both regulatory and safety standards
• Excellent SAP skills
• Experience of catalogue compilation and integrity
• Good supply market knowledge
• Strong communication skills and proven ability to interface and negotiate with both internal and external clients at all levels
• Ability to co-ordinate daily routines covering material movements and logistical requirements.

Teamwork / Leadership
• Ability to provide guidance and motivation to others


• Competent in the use of SAP materials management and logistics modules.
• 5 years experience in related environment preferably with offshore experience
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