The Senior Buyer assists the Contracts & Procurement Specialist in the day-to-day running of the Department, ensuring adherence to the Company guidelines, policies and procedures, and managing Contractors/Suppliers in accordance with Upstream Oil & Gas Industry best practices.The Buyer will act as a liaison between the Supply Chain Management department and other End Users/Contract Owners such as Drilling & Completions, Engineering & Construction, Logistics, Finance, IT and Corporate.Commercial:• Manage the day-to-day Material Requisition > RFQ > Purchase Order process;• Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery;• Accurately analyse and evaluate quotes from vendors in a timely fashion;• Communicate with relevant personnel to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions;• Monitor suppliers performance;• Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers;• Provide progress reports from vendors/suppliers and report on cost and schedule deviations;• Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues;• Meeting with vendors / suppliers if required;• Develop creative and innovative procurement processes;• Participate in assisting with vendor assessments, bid reviews and contract award formalities;• Negotiate improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods;• Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships;• Prepare and execute Purchase/Service Order documents, including the preparation of internal approval documentation, as required;• Prepare and issue call-out and amendment documentation including the preparation of internal approval documentation, as required;• Conformance reviews of final documents to ensure completeness and consistency;• Assist with improvement of contracts tools and work processes.HSES:• Ensure all work activities conform to the requirements of the Company’s HSES Management System;• Ensure that safe working practices and procedures are implemented and adhered to;• Encourage reporting of all incidents, near misses, accidents and injuries and ensure that the appropriate documentation is completed and all reported events are investigated;• Comply with policies, safe working practices, rules, regulations and procedures set in place by Management.People:• Manage personal work priorities and professional development;• Offer advice and guidance to other team members and Business Units concerning procurement processes and procedures.
• Bachelor’s degree qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Business, Commerce, Supply Chain or Logistics), or equivalent knowledge, skills, ability and experience. • Extensive knowledge of purchasing and contracting principles.• Experience in managing contractors and suppliers.• 5+ years broad experience in contracts, purchasing or legal disciplines, with 3+ years’ experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry in a similar role.• Proficient in English language oral and written communications.• Competent in the use of MS Office Applications.• Experience in computerised Purchasing/Materials Management systems highly desirable.• Effective interpersonal skills.
Meal or Travel Allowance
- Opportunities for promotion
- Possibility for job training
- Learn new skills and techniques