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Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Hartlepool
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 28/01/2013
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The Company:
The company designs, constructs, transports, installs and removes offshore facilities for the global oil and gas industry. During the last decades they have become a significant international player in the offshore oil and gas construction industry. The Group consists of two divisions, each with a specific role in the activities of the Group

The Role:
Is responsible for an extensive part of our procurement spend and manages this in the most optimal way. The includes the whole Supply Chain related to these procurement activities and implicate the visualising of a TCO approach in the strategic and operational way of working.
The (Senior) Buyers gives input on needs for materials, equipment and services within the project tender/yard supplies and ensure the purchase, contracting and the delivery of these materials or services, within the agreed budget and in line with the project planning, in order to make sure that the requested quality and quantity of materials and services are available at the right time and place (for best TCO value)

- Adherence to Company Policy and procedures.
- To perform tasks delegated by the Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
- Quality, safety, health and environmental awareness (e.g. responsible for own and others safety).
- To prepare tenders for on and off-site services
- To liaise with D.O./Engineers re material grades/specifications.
- To represent the Company in meetings with suppliers and to prepare and distribute minutes of meetings.
- To monitor, in accordance with a budget received from project management, the costs of purchasing on the project.
- To evaluate/negotiate quotes received and ensure all costs-spend re materials/ consumables/hire etc; is best practice.
- To monitor delivery schedules of the suppliers and to forward this information to the Project Planner and Project Management.
- To liaise with Client concerning suppliers (where applicable via Project Manager).
- To control the authorised system documentation issued by the QA Department.
- To prepare, in conjunction with the QA Department, a list of approved vendors/ subcontractors.
- To ensure that procedures are followed and maintained.
- To stimulate personnel in quality, safety and environmental awareness thinking by facilitating training as well as a consistent control regime.
- To ensure correct implementation of the company quality, safety and environmental policy within the company and verify that the company quality, safety and environmental procedures are followed.
- To identify and report possible quality problems to the Company Management and recommend possible solutions for such problems.
- To take up category Group buying activities
- Individual risk awareness within job role.
- Research vendor/subcontractor market and propose potential subcontractors/vendors and initiate audits for approval.
- Make first identification and estimation on need for material/subcontracting and costs for the project in tender or identified yard supplies.
- Ensure process of specification of the project/yard requirements to detail requests for material.
- Balancing of costs and benefits.
- Setting out tenders to vendors
- Direction for Terms and Conditions.
- Evaluate bids
- Identify and select best bids.
- Negotiate about pricing.
- Monitor the delivery of products/services.
- Indicate variation in delivered products/services.
- Contribute to optimise guidelines, procedures, templates and systems for purchasing.
- Set up, manage and maintain relations with existing and potential suppliers.
- Co-ordinate, advise and guide colleagues and give feedback with suggestions for improvements.
- Contact with internal and/or external parties about issues in purchasing.
- Able to explain and convince these parties about chosen solutions based on content driven arguments.
- Knows the international market (clients, competitors, suppliers, subcontractors) and has an effective network.
- Negotiation with suppliers on framework agreement and pricing.
- Uses Supplier Performance Measurement to steer suppliers and make performances visible
- Has multiple interfaces which requires extended communication.
- Initiates and formulates new methods/procedures and contributes to organisational/ departmental issues.
- Purchasing of critical equipment, material and/or services.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Competency Requirements:
- Successful SHE Induction.
- BTEC / NVQ qualification.
- Several years’ procurement management experience in the construction or oil and gas industry.
- Knowledge of legal contracts
- Planning & Organisational skills that enable the implementation of their duties and the company strategy.
- Communicate in a positive manner with subordinate staff and other departments & departmental managers.
- An understanding of company Quality, Safety, Health & Environmental systems & programmes.

Training Requisite:

- Financial Control System.
- Computer Training Courses.
- Appraisal Courses.
- Safety awareness.
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