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Materials Buyer

United Kingdom,--Aberdeen
Job Contract
Job Type
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for a buyer on behalf of our client, an Oil and Gas operator. This is a contract position based in Westhill.

The post holder is responsible for delivery of corporate services procurement service business activity of company material framework agreements. Responsible for ensuring the most cost effective acquisition and availability of goods and materials to meet operational requirements and maintenance of their validity.


Processing of Purchase orders ensuring best commercial and delivery options are achieved for the allocated business activity and that Purchase orders are approved/issued in accordance with DEA and company rules.
Review and challenge, where appropriate, the requisitions raised by the internal clients.
Determine sources of supply, issue request for quotation via SAP, email or the company eProcurement platform, analyse and evaluate quotations and decide / recommend the most advantageous offer.
Actively contribute to the program by delivery of costs savings without compromising safety or quality.
Comply with all applicable Contracts & Procurement rules, governance and process.
Negotiate improved prices, discounts and terms and conditions where possible to achieve the best commercial and contractual terms for the Company. Recording of all savings.
Propose, pre-qualify and recommend suitable suppliers for bid lists to maximise tendering efficiency using approved vendors and FPAL.
Compile and issue call for tender packages for purchase orders greater than £50,000.
Maintain a reasonable level of technical knowledge for products and equipment.
Expedite Purchase Orders where necessary to ensure timely delivery.
Resolve all Purchase Order invoice queries to ensure timely payment.
Be aware of and know how to use market information systems to provide up-to-date details of both contractors/suppliers and market conditions.
Utilisation of Purchase Order Frame Agreements.
Provide support / cover to other CP team members as required.
Contribute to the process of continuous improvement, including participation in and promotion of Lean initiatives and adoption and sharing of best practice.
Demonstrate commitment to SHE policy and maintain awareness of and compliance with all relevant Company SHE policies, including ensuring that any Purchase Orders issued have all appropriate SHE related considerations covered.
Actively participate in Company safety awareness and initiative schemes.

Degree qualified, Diploma or equivalent qualification in Business or SVQ in Procurement Level 3 or 4.
Ideally hold, or be working towards, a relevant professional qualification (CIPS or similar).
Demonstrable practical experience in preparation and negotiation of high value and complex technical purchases.
Comprehensive understanding of the supply chain process and fully conversant with the use of integrated business systems for all business activities associated with buying.
Knowledge of the legal aspects associated with procurement.

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Jan Kriel
01224 628 227
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