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  • Job reference: RMS0099273

Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/10/2011
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The Company:
Our Client's subsea expertise is based on more than 75 years of design, installation, and manfacturing of subsea equipment, control systems and related products/ services. Service to the Oil & Gas industry began in the 1920s.

The Role:
•Ensure that all procedures are complied with and all actions are auditable also maintaining the highest personal, professional and ethical standards.
•Provide guidance and coaching to the Purchasing team to support their development.
•Sourcing of suppliers and potential alternatives in accordance with relevant procurement procedures.
•Negotiating with suppliers.
•Document and manage witness and hold programs for selected suppliers where appropriate.
•Monitoring of supplier performance.
•Managing outstanding / overdue suppliers open order book.
•Ensuring suppliers provide delivery confirmation in an accurate and timely manner.
•To establish and maintain a process for regular, effective and efficient follow-up / expediting.
•Updating of the system with delivery information from expediting reports.
•Identify and report cost savings to Projects / Business.
•Lead negotiations on Purchase / Contract requirements and also on any contractual issues to ensure the best commercial terms for the Company are obtained.
•Establish manufacturing plans for large expenditure items. Monitor such plans until completion of Purchase Order.
•Ensure that preventive measures and root cause analysis are in place with vendors to increase vendor quality.
•Ensure component, standard cost and lead time are maintained within the SAP system.
•Responsible for timely and accurate monthly department reporting.
•Assist Supply Chain Management as required.
•Ensure agreed objectives and targets are achieved.
•Fulfil HSE responsibilities in line with our Client's policy’s and management system.
As necessary, perform other tasks, which require essentially the same level of skill and responsibility.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Business Degree / CIPS Qualified or HNC/HND with relevant industry experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge in SAP desirable.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Expediting: Be able to plan and control deliveries, including return.
•Logistics planning: Prepare logistics plan in accordance with project and company strategies.
•Material simulation: Ability to control and monitor material needs at all fabrication sites in a major project, allocate bulk deliveries to maintain material coverage at all sites.

•Agreement for technical services: Establishing Agreements for Assistance of Technical Services from Equipment Suppliers during project fabrication installation or commissioning phase. Performing and co-ordinating call-offs from Agreement for Assistance of Technical Services.
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