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  • Job reference: RMS0124866

Senior Supply Chain Buyer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/05/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/06/13)
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The Company:
Our Client provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company's knowledge and technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field. The company employs approximately 25 000 people in more than 30 countries. They apply the knowledge and create and use technologies that deliver their customers' solutions.

The Role:
To administer the purchasing module to deliver a cost effective, timely and valued added purchasing function to all internal customers, whilst building and maintaining effective and open communications to ensure that they are informed of all procurement matters which are relevant to them. Manage, coach and monitor all aspects of procurement within the supply base in a professional and ethical manner with due regards to total acquisition cost, delivery, quality, continuous improvement and cost reduction.


• 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.
• Executing MRP generated requirements by way of Purchase Order.
• 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.
• Negotiating with suppliers.
• Identify and report cost savings to Projects / Business.
• Monitoring of supplier performance via “scorecard system”.
• Lead negotiations on Purchase / Contract requirements and also on any contractual issues to ensure the best commercial terms for the Company are obtained.
• Coordinate “Supplier Continuous Improvement Programmes”.
• Establish manufacturing plans and inspection and test plans (ITP) 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.
• Responsible for timely and accurate monthly department reporting.
• Fulfil HSE responsibilities in line with company policies and management system.
• Assist Supply Chain Management as required.
• Ensure agreed objectives and targets are achieved.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Business Degree / CIPS Qualified or equivalent HNC/HND with relevant industry.
• Working knowledge in Word, Windows and Excel.
• Working knowledge in SAP.
• Demonstrable experience in purchasing.
• Be able to plan and control deliveries, including return.
• Knowledge in customs, transport and handling.
• Ability to carry out kick-off meeting, change control and issue change orders, give input to procurement package follow-up plan. Be responsible for correspondence control, critical assessment, budget control, milestone payments, material release (MRD) and close out.
• Ability to establish subcontract/package strategy, long list, bidders list, short list, inquiry documents and to perform bid evaluation.
• Competency in negotiation.
• Ability to prepare SBSR and Frame Agreement/purchase order/subcontract documents.
• Ability to prepare inquiry, bid evaluation, perform pre-order, follow up/close out activity for delivery of services.
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