Buyer - VR/29347

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Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Rubislaw
Rate: Available Upon Request

A Buyer is required on a temporary basis with a reputable oil and gas company, until the end of December 2024 initially.


As Buyer, you are required to provide day to day support to ensure efficient and accurate procurement of materials and services for activities related to operations, maintenance, and other functions.


Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Providing prompt and accurate procurement of materials and services via the SAP / Maximo and other systems as required.
  • Ensuring timely, accurate and efficient processing of purchase requisitions / orders and Framework agreements in respect to total cost of ownership, standard operating procedures and internal customers’ requirements.
  • Coordinating requirements for anomalies and fabricated assemblies.
  • Ensuring continuous supply of required goods and services and communicate any supply issues which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Supporting the preparation, evaluation and negotiation of quotations related to supply of materials and services, including on price, lead time, specification and exceptions to terms and conditions.
  • Performing tactical commercial analysis on suppliers to develop more efficient processes and cost-effective solutions.
  • Liaising with other supply chain teams and internal functions to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness in Supply Chain processes from Requisition to Payment (R2P) using best practice tools and methods and feeding into the overall planning processes.
  • Prompt resolution and closure of non-conformances and invoicing queries.
  • Conducting research and evaluating areas of opportunity to reduce costs and add value where possible.
  • Continuously following up on the proper adherence to established policies and guidelines by the other departments and report effectively all discrepancies and propose ways of improvement.
  • Relationship management with suppliers including mutual performance feedback reviews to ensure contract compliance and identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Striving to continuously improve workings processes, ensuring reliability by maintaining good relations with suppliers and reduce cost and complexity.
  • Maintaining and updating vendor database in order to establish reliable supply sources and back-up sources to ensure un-interrupted delivery.
  • Goods receipts for deliveries out with standard warehouses.
  • Service verification of materials related invoices.
  • Shutdown and campaign maintenance expediting as required.
  • Recording schedules, progress, shipping, and receiving information in SAP.
  • Occasionally visit suppliers' facilities to verify order status or to review corrective actions.
  • Coordinating shipping – freight management and importation.
  • Developing and running expediting reports and reviews results with appropriate Management using appropriate automated tools.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following skills, experience, and qualifications:

  • Fully conversant with procurement functions within electronic systems, e.g., SAP, Maximo, Ariba.
  • Strong understanding and market knowledge of upstream oil and gas industry and supply chain management processes.
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to interface with both internal and external clients at all levels.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements.
  • Resilience with the ability to work under pressure of deadlines and demanding customers.
  • Strong organisational skills, ability to work in stressful situations.
  • Reporting, analytical, predictive thinking and problem-solving skills – including advanced level of Excel.

TMM Recruitment INDSCC

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