-Coordinates and controls the sourcing, purchasing, inventory control and logistics in support of company. Ensures maximum value is derived from purchase expenditure, ensuring continuity of supply while minimizing inventory investment. Handles purchase of small to large value items often of a highly complex technical nature.
Conducts negotiations with local and international vendors for assigned purchases.
Scope of work
-Guide the user departments’ for compliance with approved sourcing guidelines, Delegation of Authority Matrix, policies and procedures and local business engagement and ethics rules.
-Processes approved requisitions from user departments for the purchase of materials and equipment by placing orders with materials and equipment suppliers and manufacturers locally and internationally.
-Maximizes value and optimizes saving by coordinating alternate sourcing of material, product evaluation, lifecycle costing, competitive bidding and price negotiations with suppliers.
-Ensures the uninterrupted supply of materials and equipment and services to operations and drilling, in coordination with offshore logistics personnel.
-Ensures the timely delivery of materials and services through forward planning, knowledge of lead times, market conditions and by expediting materials and by providing full support to the materials expeditor.
-Ensures quality requirements are met by adherence to Company specifications and internationally recognized engineering codes and standards.
-Resolves disputes arising with suppliers concerning quality, price or delivery problems and handles claims and counter claims as they arise. Conducts all commercial transactions on the highest ethical standards and in accordance with good business practice and knowledge of commercial law.
-Monitors and carries out inventory control functions, including maintaining sufficient quantities of critical materials, controlling additions and recoveries to stock, analyzing idle inventory, excess stock and identifying surplus stock. Reviews catalog descriptions for possible duplication, preparing inventory investment forecast and variance analysis, and replenishing and reusing equipment where repair is economical.
-Prepares and updates sourcing strategy by customer to ensure knowledge of and preparation for upcoming projects and activities to maximize impact on front end loading process.
-Negotiates and concludes various special assignments with vendors such as price agreement, consignment and convergence alliance agreements in the most timely, cost effective and ethical manner.
-Relevant degree (Technical degree, Business, Supply Chain Management or Certification in Materials & Service Management).
-5 years purchasing experience in the oil and gas industry.
-Fluent in English, both oral and written.
-Firm negotiator with an excellent knowledge of Suppliers market.
-Highly effective interpersonal skills with excellent oral and written communication
-Computer literate, working knowledge of Microsoft office packages essential.
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