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Buyer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Procurement / Materials / Logistics Supervision & Control
  • Date posted: 15/11/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43944
Our client now has a urgent requirement for a buyer to join their team on a 12 month contract basis. The successful candidate will be required to travel to West Africa for a period of 3-4 weeks to get a handover from the previous incumbent, after which they will be based in the Aberdeen office. Candidates must have experience of buying internationally and have excellent knowledge of SAP to be considered for this position. Previous experience buying equipment for vessels, FPSOs is desired.

Duties
Source, select and negotiate the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and services with suppliers and sub-contractors assigned.
Prepare reports based on the performance of suppliers for each of the various types of equipment, materials, and services usually purchased for projects. Assist with qualifying new suppliers, ensuring they meet pricing and qualification requirements. Utilise the supplier performance management system to provide timely feedback to suppliers.
Review technical evaluation and preliminary commercial evaluation with the project team to select successful bidder and to identify negotiating points. Coordinate meetings and may lead commercial negotiations with selected bidder. Finalise the commercial evaluation and identifies recommended supplier.
Investigate and respond to accounting invoice questions, addresses invoice discrepancies with suppliers and reviews final invoices for payment approval. Administer, negotiate and document back charges with suppliers.
Participate in the corrective action process. Work with suppliers to ensure that Corrective Action Request [CAR] responses are timely and results are satisfactory. Administer and negotiate warranty claims with suppliers through the claim resolution process.
Support relevant departments with quotations for the purpose of tenders and in accordance with local content policy. Coordinate with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.
Responsible for the preparation/processing of purchase orders and documents in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Monitor and co-ordinate deliveries of items, between suppliers, to ensure that all items are delivered to the shore base on time.
Source for new parts, suppliers or sub-contractors when appropriate.
Coordinate clarifications /revisions as required.
Establish and maintain mutually beneficial long-term supplier alliances or frame agreements to ensure competitive prices and to reduce engineering, inspection, expediting and overall transaction costs.
Assist in updating the corporate supplier database, based upon the performance of suppliers for each of the various types of equipment, materials, and services purchased for projects. Assist with qualifying new suppliers, ensuring that they meet the qualification requirements.
Visit client base in West Africa as required.

Qualifications
Degree in business administration, purchasing and materials management or a closely related field, or equivalent commercial experience.
Experience procuring equipment internationally in the oil and gas sector.
High level of computer literacy in office packages: SAP; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word; Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project.