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  • Job reference: RMS0104003

Purchasing Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Hartlepool
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/01/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/02/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client a UK based refining and marketing company, have interests in a number of facilities in the United Kingdom, employing around 1000 people throughout the UK and over 33000 worldwide. They have had their presence on Teesside for over 30 years, processing and storing crude oil ready for shipment along with being an established supplier of bulk fuels, including LPG, to the commercial, aviation and marine industries.

The Role:
Providing a professional sourcing conduit between the Industry Supply Chain and the clients internal customers. Provide client businesses with Supply Chain Management expertise, support and co-ordination for contracted services activities on a daily basis. Provide positive procurement leadership and guidance to clients, creating value for involvement in business planning efforts and operation

• Actively supports the PSI initiative.
• Comply with the site responsibility for legislative and operational regulatory compliance and ensuring that the requirements of the COMAH are implemented at the Teesside Operations site
• Adhere to Upstream HSE Excellence Process Safety roles and responsibilities
• Process all services’ contracts in accordance with the Procurement Policy and Procedures.
• Actively seek out new services’ opportunities, negotiate and maintain Frame Agreements
• Help identify and support regional and global business initiatives and best practices
• Implement and maintain Company’s E-procurement processes and tools
• Develop for client review/approval: contract strategies, vendor selection, bid packages, commercial evaluation criteria and analyses, compensation structures and award recommendations.
• Solicits commercial proposals and negotiates contractual terms and conditions
• Functions as a key liaison between company client, contractors and company’s service groups to ensure development of corporately acceptable contracts
• Coordinate approval of Contact Strategy, Bidders List and Contract Awards by the Procurement Council
• Support the development and implementation of Contract Management Plans
• Maintain Contract Documentation that is in compliance with audit requirements and good business practices
• Utilise procurement tools available to the group i.e. SAP, eSourcing, Contiki, etc
• Drive improvement of P2P processes and KPI’s e.g. Epayables
• Support and drive contract management of key business contracts

People/Team Work Interaction
• Role model for company SPIRIT core values and behavioural expectations
• Determine the principles of continuous improvement and teamwork to resolve internal and inter-departmental problems, analysing the cause and consequence.
• Supportive of encouraging team work within the department.
• Be a valuable team member of the Procurement and Operations team
• All internal departments
• Other client Business Units
• External Companies

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Business degree or equivalent
• Proven level of competence
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal, leadership skills and supervisory competence.
• Competent in the use of the SAP programme.
• In depth knowledge of the supply chain processes
• Knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel, etc.
• Experience in the management of data
• Strong understanding of business environment processes
• Proven competence in literacy / numeracy skills
• Ability and aptitude to take responsibility for personal learning and development to ensure satisfactory progression of skill level.
• Ability to handle an extensive and diverse work load and ability to demonstrate good reporting and communication skills
• Ability to influence the organisation at all levels
• Ability to work, understand and follow instructions, standards and procedures
• Safety and environmental awareness.
• Strong mentoring and people development skills.
• Hold a Full UK driving licence
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