• Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


Our client a leading Oil & Gas Operator are seeking a Buyer for an approx 6 month contract role based in Aberdeen:

The Buyer / Cataloguer role is a multi-discipline role responsible for ensuring that all spend is correctly procured to secure best value and quality to the most effective cost in support of our clients business.

The role is accountable for assisting the business to procure materials & services required for onshore and offshore business needs. As part of the buying process, the role is also accountable for ensuring that available Item Masters are utilised and where not available created for future utilisation. The role will contribute significantly towards continuous improvement within the function, the SCM annual business delivery objectives and the implementation of the Asset Strategy. This position will report directly to the Procurement Process Lead


Supports the business in day to day operations by purchasing necessary materials and services
Interfaces with the asset teams to clarify any technical or schedule queries when sourcing materials and services that fall outside the scope of existing frame agreements or federal contracts
Drive optimum use of available Item Masters to avoid unnecessary free text requisitions
Guide and support those involved in material buying processes
Interfaces with other Buyers to capitalise on any opportunities for commercial synergies and cost savings for the overall clients business

Key Duties

Manage purchasing activity for all assigned assets / commodities in support of a wide range of internal customers within the organisation
Create and maintain Item Masters / bill of materials (BOM) as required
Implement the long term purchasing strategy and follow the SCM policies, procedures and process to manage to optimise value and protect the business from commercial risk
Ensure that minimum clients standard Terms & Conditions are adhered to for all Purchasing solutions
Support the development and continuous improvement of all processes within the remit i.e. new vendor creation, Purchase Order management, Supplier Invoice queries & resolution
Tender, analyse, negotiate and award Purchase and Service Orders as per clients policies and procedures
Liaise with key asset stakeholders (at the beginning of the "requirement cycle") to ensure early and suitable SCM involvement in the development, implementation and evaluation of supply chain procurement strategies
Meet as necessary with key contractors/suppliers (both actual and potential) to ensure the Asset's needs are being met, that strategic value of the relationship with Suppliers are being realised and that the Company is meeting its obligations to the contractor
Encourage new initiatives that improve productivity and/or help lower total costs of business and report on same
Fulfil an active role in supporting the Company in industry supported initiatives such as Supply Chain forums

Education Attainment & Accreditation

HND or equivalent in Business, Finance or Law or suitable equivalent experience through on the job training and development
Post Graduate Diploma or Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Supply Chain Management or Commercial Law
Fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or working towards member status

Professional Skills & Experience

Have a record of employment with UKCS Operators and/or Tier 1 Contractors
A clear understanding of contractual obligations for services and commodities is essential
Knowledge of LOGIC Terms and Conditions is preferred
Suitable knowledge of all aspects of the SCM discipline as well as knowledge of good purchasing practice
Working knowledge of ERP and EAMS systems (specifically Maximo)
Good understanding of SCM processes, procedures and work instructions as they impact the full cycle with of Purchase to Pay (P2P) from requisition to invoice payment
Ability to work with minimal supervision and work with other team members to meet SCM milestones
Should be self- directed and able to work with minimal supervision
Good negotiation skills
Good time and task management
Professional attitude, highly motivated, self-reliant and confident
Willingness to learn new skills and behaviours and to share knowledge
Must demonstrate exemplary commitment to good HS&E practice

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

Must be able to work effectively within a multi-functional team
Must be able to communicate effectively with "in-house" and remote team members
Must have good influencing skills & negotiation skills


Ability to travel to clients sites outside of Aberdeen and offshore installations as required by the business and undertake any medical or training courses required for such necessary travel
Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen as required by the business