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  • Job reference: RMS0113191

Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: New Orleans
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/07/2012
  • Time left:
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    (25/07/12)
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The Role:
Strategically manage engineered equipment procurement process across the projects portfolio
- Maximize value from regional and global framework agreements
- Work with regional Trading House Procurement Managers to optimize spend through Trading Houses

- Work with various stakeholders to execute procurement work plans, assuring supply of contracts at market competitive terms and conditions, as well as delivering value through Bottom Line Impacts.
- Deliver substantial value by:
- Contracting and procuring services as well as developing and managing local agreements under the direction of the Local Procurement Lead and Global Category Manager as appropriate
- Applying leading edge supply chain management techniques
- Applying supply/value chain analyses and modeling - Scoping local projects, and analyzing CP business requirements and external market dynamics
- Developing and executing commercial contract strategies as well as operationalizing and commercially managing operational agreements
- Ensure all commercial activity is fully aligned with the Global Category Management commercial strategies and Tail spend principles
- Manage one-off Purchase Orders
- Operationalize selected framework agreements
- Deliver end-to-end cost savings

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- Manage spend estimated between 50-100M US$ per annum
- Manage engineered equipment purchase orders in line with the contracting process.

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- Energetic, enthusiastic Team player
- Self Motivated
- Very good negotiations skills
- Experienced with SAP systems and relevant standard-software (Excel, Word)


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- Sound understanding of engineered equipment procurement practices
- Ability to make decisions and execute with support of stakeholders
- Proven track record of execution excellence and delivering results
- Team player with high driven and ability to build long term relationships
- Well organized and able to manage competing priorities
- Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently
- Good communications and inter-personal skills
- Very good commercial sense and understanding of procurement
- Enthusiasm and energy
- Fluent English (written & oral)
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of commercial contract management technique
Preference for candidates with ISM or CIPS accreditation


- Analyze business processes
- Develop innovative strategies and solutions
- Engage and manage Stakeholder relationships
- Communication verbally and written in an effective manner
- Demonstrate basic commercial project management skills
- Be results oriented
- Demonstrate ability to deliver year on year value improvements
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