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Lead Purchaser – VR/23802

Status: Permanent
Location: Westhill, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/23802
Rate: Available upon request

An opportunity to join a global leader in the energy industry as a Lead Purchaser; responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a team of Buyers and working in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Providing sourcing support for vessels and shared services as required, focused on offering cost-effective solutions.
  • Maintaining strong communication with internal departments to ensure satisfactory support is provided.
  • Ensuring the team critically review RFQs, requisitions and specifications received and that these are completed in accordance with company governance, procedures and policies.
  • Selecting approved vendors and consolidating tail spend orders, with a focus on channelling spend through the procurement house/frame agreements, ensuring reduction of transaction costs.
  • Establishing and monitoring team performance.
  • Maintaining responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behaviour.
  • Working to set deadlines and taking responsibility for your own time management with regular feedback on activity to the Department Head and to the Customer.
  • Increasing other Department / Vessels awareness of the Purchasing functions.


This opportunity is well-suited to applicants with significant knowledge of Supply Chain concepts, ideally within the oil & gas industry. You should have significant purchasing experience, as well as team leadership / supervision experience; including setting team objectives and delivering appraisals.


You’ll need the ability to recognise and recommend opportunities for process improvements and should be familiar with multiple ERP systems.


On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package. You’ll have the opportunity to work develop your skills, knowledge and experience in a positive working environment with a strong sense of team spirit. This organisation also offers flexible ways of working and access to facilities including an on-site gym and staff restaurant.

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