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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 10 days ago

  • Sector: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Georgia Coates
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: 2022-06-27
  • Expiry Date: 22 July 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3928260
NRL are currently recruiting a Senior Buyer for an Oil and Gas Project, based in Aberdeen.

This is a contracted role with the duration of 6 months. 

Key Objectives:
  • Undertake procurement services to fulfil pre and post award activities in line with project schedule in accordance with company procedures and standards
  • Line manage Buyers and Expeditor's as delegated by the Senior Procurement team.
  • Delivery of above referenced expectations
Primary Duties:
  • Ensure understanding, working knowledge and application of company corporate SCM endorsed procurement strategy.
  • Development of project procurement plan and PEP input for project and functional approval
  • Complete pre and post award procurement in accordance with company EMS procurement procedure, covering the following key areas:
- Development of bidder list and bid assessment criteria with SCM leadership and project team for major high risk and high value requirements
- Creation and issue of invitation to tender (ITT)/request for quotation (RFQ)
- Undertake Commercial Bid Evaluation (CBE) of supplier proposals
- Work with the Engineering team to ensure completion of Technical Bid Evaluation (TBE) process
- Complete bid clarification process
- Undertake negotiation process
- Complete and gain necessary approval of Recommendation to Award (RTA)
- Complete and gain necessary approval of Single Source Justification ( SSJ)
- Lead Commercial Review Board (CRB) process as required
- Completion of Purchase Order award process, ensuring compliance to DoA requirements
- Lead supplier Kick Off Meeting process
- Ongoing electronic and hard copy filing to required standard
- Management of Procurement Status Report (PSR) process, including organizing and chairing PSR meetings, communicating progress, actions, issues.
  • Act as initial point of escalation/support for Expediting Process
  • Support with invoicing/payment application process
  • Supplier performance assessment (FPAL or other)
  • Lead input into progressive learning sessions as required
  • Timely completion of Purchase Order close out in accordance with established procedure and deadlines
  • Line management of Buyer’s and Expeditor's as delegated by the Senior Procurement team
  • Promote HSSE within Supply Chain

Required qualifications / certification
  • HNC/D or Equivalent in appropriate subject
  • Demonstrable relevant experience and exposure, typically 5 years +
  • Advance Diploma level member of CIPS or greater
Ideally, candidates will also have the following experience: 
  • Complete understanding of best practice full life cycle procurement process
  • Commercially aware with key aspects of procurement process
  • Competent with contracting principles and terms and conditions of purchase
  • Good working knowledge on the principals of procurement and material management systems
  • Experience of working with a diverse multi discipline team in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Line management experience
  • Experience within the oil and gas industry
  • Experience with supervising a procurement team
  • Good understanding of oil and gas supply market
  • Good understanding and knowledge of relevant supplier products
This role is PAYE only, and you will be submitted forward to the client with your desired hourly rate.

If this is of interest, please submit your application now and NRL will be in contact.