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Senior Buyer

Job Ref No: 
13424285
Location (Region): 
Location: 
Cheshire
Contract/Perm: 
Permanent
Phone Number: 
+44 161 829 0380
Local Salary: 
£35,000 - £45,000
Consultant: 
Richard Jones
Intro: 
  • Senior Buyer - Oil & Gas
  • Cheshire
Job Description: 

As a Senior Buyer based in Cheshire you will be responsible for the contract management and re-tendering of site contracts. Responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials and site services.

  • Contract management and re-tendering of selected Site Contracts. This will involve defining & agreeing procurement strategy with the Stakeholders, managing the pre-qualification process where applicable, compilation and issue of Invitations to Tender, receipt of tenders, analysis of tenders, commercial bid clarifications, possible negotiation of terms and conditions, compilation of a commercial bid analysis and recommendation for award, compilation of purchase order and post contract management. This will include equipment maintenance contracts, goods supply agreements and site services contracts.
  • Carry out the procurement activities for the sourcing of equipment and materials for minor projects in accordance with company procedures. This will involve agreeing procurement strategy with the Stakeholders, managing the pre-qualification process where applicable, compilation and issue of Invitations to Tender, receipt of tenders, analysis of tenders, commercial bid clarifications, compiling a commercial bid analysis and recommendation for award, purchase order award.
  • Carry out the procurement activities for the sourcing of minor sub-contracts for operations and construction in accordance with company procedures. This will involve agreeing a strategy with the Stakeholders, managing the pre-qualification process where applicable, compilation and issue of Invitations to Tender, receipt of Tenders, analysis of tenders, commercial bid clarifications, compiling a commercial bid analysis and recommendation for award, purchase order award.
  • Post order management of purchase orders including expediting, coordination of deliveries, payment applications, variations, invoice queries, purchase order amendments etc.
  • Ensure that all company procedures are complied with and all actions are auditable while also maintaining the highest personal, professional and ethical standards.
  • Ensure that all activities identified within the department are completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain record of procurement request, quotations received, bid comparisons and approval documents.
  • Ensure construction activities remain on schedule due to the timely planned delivery of required materials, equipment and services.
  • Coordinate with operations and construction team to advise on expected delivery date of material and possible delay.
  • Identify improvements that can be made to supply chain efficiencies and can implement them successfully.
  • Implement and promote Company policies including HSE, Ethics, Compliance.
Who we're looking for: 

A successful applicant for the position of Senior Buyer will have the following skills:

  • A proven track record in a purchasing role, preferably within the oil and gas industry.
  • Experience of managing each stage of the procurement process from requisition to pay in compliance with Group rules.
  • Experience and ability to work in a dynamic environment balancing demands of day to day minor projects and operations with longer term strategic management of site contracts.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail while also working effectively and seeing the bigger picture
  • Ability to maintain accurate records/audit trails
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with personnel internally and externally representing the company.
  • Ability to interface with suppliers, sub-contractors and Management.
  • Working knowledge of purchasing ERP systems, such as SAP or Maximo
About our client: 

Our client based in Cheshire are one of the world leaders in underground natural gas storage.

What's On Offer: 

 £35,000 -  £45,000 car, bonus, pension, healthcare

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