Commodity Buyer

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
12 months
From:
Experis IT
Place:
Aberdeenshire
Date:
06/13/2012
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
376714

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commodity buyer with our client in Aberdeen, a world leading Oil and Gas Company.

Role Description:

Procure material for the Subsea Trees systems, for the allocated commodity

Role Summary/Purpose:

  • Manage all Sourcing activity required for the assigned commodity by working closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Essential Responsibilities
  • Coordinate, manage and issue required Requests for Quotation (RFQ) for the commodity.
  • Ensure issues related to supplier fulfilment are managed proactively.
  • Develop profile for supplier capability/capacity, by commodity, to establish sourcing strategies for maximum leverage.
  • Facilitate and/or lead supplier manufacturability discussions with the appropriate stakeholders (suppliers, engineering, IT, manufacturing, marketing)
  • Participate in global commodity team activity.
  • Collaborate with requesting departments to resolve problems relating to requirements, deviations, substitutions, priorities, delays, damages, inferior quality or other conditions that deviate from established procedures.
  • Maintain current market knowledge and changing material conditions and advise management of current trends in prices and purchasing availability.
  • Drive sourcing initiatives on savings, supplier performance and supplier base rationalization.

Contractor Ideal/Special Experience:

  • Previous purchasing experience preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree (in Business or Technical discipline preferred) or significant relevant industry experience.
  • Knowledge in MS Office, Word, Excel, Purchasing/MRP related software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented.
  • Proven record of Continuous Improvement implementation.
  • Analytical metrics-oriented, high motivation.
  • Must be a collaborative team player, willing to take ownership of decisions and be a results-oriented self-starter