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  • Job reference: RMS0107574

Procurement Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: North West
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/04/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (19/04/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
A challenging and hands on procurement & supply chain opportunity focused on providing cost effective logistics, materials, equipment and services.

In this eclectic role the successful candidate will ensure best practice within the procurement process, optimisation of goods and services acquisition to meet business requirements, standardisation of documentation and automation, and increased service levels across Production operations.

Key Duties;
• Procurement Policies, Processes and Procedures – work with all other stakeholders to drive continuous improvement of processes & procedures emphasising standardisation where possible
• Assist in conducting Supplier workshops on invoicing, e-procurement, e-sourcing, and payments
• Build user trust / confidence in Supply, and in the SAP Systems as they pertain to procurement of goods
• Work with other supply professionals and stakeholders to drive continuous improvement of processes & procedures emphasising standardisation and simplicity where ever possible
• Implement and control RFQ bid processes, awards, claims, and delivery of goods
• Promote and optimize automation to improve efficiency and accuracy in the procurement process
• Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers to ensure best service, commercial terms, and surety of services from a total cost of ownership/lifecycle standpoint
• Ensure 'best value' achieved by competitive and effective sourcing/tendering, negotiation and procurement methodology

Key Accountabilities;
• Procure competitively priced materials, services and equipment of the correct technical specification, in an ethical, cost effective and timely manner
• Assurance of global compliance with Corporate and Supply policies, procedures and statutory requirements. Focus on Source to Contract and Plan to Pay guidelines
• Maintain and manage key relationships with internal customers, functional teams and other Sites
• Accountable for data accuracy and ownership of SAP procurement data: GL's , account assignment, Material groups, links to Outline agreements
• Using standard tools and processes with Production Teams, stakeholders and Supplier base
• RFx, ITT, tenders are performed according to guidelines - Source to Contract , and commitment to contract
• Ensure timely delivery of goods and services to meet business requirements within Supply control
• Manage suppliers as appropriate for role ( Supplier Relationship Management , problem resolution)
• Liaise and provide feedback for requisition creators
• Assist in collection, development and reporting of key metrics on a weekly/monthly basis for Supply Manager
• Procure-to-pay problem resolution appropriate to role on an escalated basis
• Improved relationships with internal customers, functional teams and other Sites
• Increased visibility / audit ability across the integrated supply chain and an understanding of the mutual impacts of process aligned teams
• Improved lead time performance within procurement process ensuring timely delivery of goods and services to meet business requirements
• Maintain and improve supplier relationships and vendor mgt within scope of control

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience in the resources industry with exposure to major oil & gas operations specifically procurement of goods and services
• University Degree or equivalent.
• Membership of ISM/CIPS preferred
• A comprehensive understanding of upstream E&P business
• Experience with the use of computerised materials management, preferably SAP
• Advanced risk management skills
• Superior problem solving skills
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