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  • Job reference: RMS0123359

Project Buyer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: The Hague
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/03/2013
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The Company:
Our client has been engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas in the Netherlands and the North Sea Continental Shelf since 1964. In the Dutch sector of the North Sea, gas is produced from 22 platforms and 3 subsea production installations. Most of the platforms are unmanned and remotely operated; four have gas treatment facilities.

The Role:

Manage the process for the procurement of project equipment and materials from the creation of Bid Lists through to Purchase Order award, organizes inspection, performs expediting, reporting and arrange timely delivery.


- To analyse the procurement demands expressed by the internal clients,
- To participate to the finalizing of the statement of requirements,
- To propose the list of suppliers,
- To prepare and send out the dossier of invitations to bid in accordance with the Group’s procedures,
- Focal point of contact for the project,
- Leading Commercial Bid Evaluations Meetings and participating in Technical Bid Evaluations,
- Establish in consultation with the project team the choice of recommendation,
- To finalize the contractual documents according to the Group’s Conditions of procurement, by ensuring the conformity with the procedures which may be applied,
- To expedite orders in accordance with Purchase Order requirements with clear reporting communicated to the project team,
- To ensure in close cooperation with QA and QC that materials will be delivered in accordance with the specifications or eventual processing supplier non-conformances to
ensure that correct actions are taken to close them out in a timely manner,
- To ensure that suppliers meet required HSE standards ,
- Adhere to the Total’s Code of Conduct,
- To maintain relationships with vendors, to follow and know the market and participate to the follow-up, and evaluate suppliers,
- Take care of Supplier invoices requiring clarification/ approval; update SAP accordingly with applicable information and return approved invoice(s) to the Accounts


Procurement is vital to smooth running of affiliate’s operational and production activities.
The position is essential in the affiliate organization in terms of :
-User requirements satisfaction to avoid shortages which exposes the Company to operation/production problems leading to loss of revenue

Annual Purchasing turnover: 50 million euro value in 2012


- To ensure the procurement of equipment and materials in accordance with existing procedures and rules and under conditions that serves best the interest of the Company
to economically find, produce and transport natural gas and oil with respect to each party interests, with fairly and transparent negotiated contract terms.
- Achieve deadlines and have the ability to reschedule to meet changing circumstances
- Enhancing good quality relationships both with internal clients and suppliers

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Technical background, experience of Supplier Relationships, negotiation skills, commercial awareness, understanding of Terms and Conditions.
Minimum 7 years Procurement experience in an international environment.
- IT Competencies: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and SAP
- Experience of engineering terminology, supplier evaluation, negotiation and working in/with a Procurement environment essential.
- Good commercial and social skills,
- Good English communication skills (written and spoken).
- Ability to work largely unsupervised and take initiative to resolve issues by communicating with Project/ Operations teams and other contacts in the organization.
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