Senior Buyer

  • Location: Suresnes
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #11942

Position: Senior Buyer
Sector: Oil and Gas
Duration: Permanent with a major Energy Company
Location: Ile de France, France

Role Overview

  • Procure Project materials/services (Incorporables or Installation aids) as allocated by the Project SCM Manager and ensure the complete & timely delivery of the material & equipment in line with the project requirements, give alarm to all delay & propose recovery plans, ensure the application of the SCM processes, ensure that the expediting and inspection records are kept up to date.
  • He is the single point of contact (SPOC) with the supplier.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work according to Company processes, use SCM tools, and behave in accordance with Company Business Code of Ethic.
  • Propose the Bidders List based on Company approved Suppliers Lists and based on approved SCM strategy within the Project.
  • Issue RFQ (Request for Quotation) to Bidders using SAP Ariba tool.
  • Perform commercial and contractual analysis, schedule evaluation of bids, and incorporate technical evaluation from Engineering, QA, QC & HSE. Finalise the bid summary and make recommendations to the Project SCM Manager for technically acceptable solutions.
  • Perform commercial negotiation and ensure the best deal for company.
  • Prepare and submit the Supplier Commitment Approval (SCA) for review and approval by the Budget Holder.
  • Create and get approval of the PR & PO in SAP.
  • Organise and lead the Kick off Meetings with Vendors, ensuring in particular that instructions related to Vendor documentation and the administration of the Award are clearly explained and understood.
  • Expedite the supplier documentation and regularly review the status of the SDR (Supplier Documentation Register)
  • Attend the pre-production meetings (PPM). Ensure, with the QC engineer, that all the documentation required to hold the PPM (ITP, Manufacturing procedure, Welding procedure, testing procedure…..) is available with the right level of approval and issue the agenda.
  • Receive & forward the supplier’s calls for inspections to the project QC engineer and, as applicable, to the client (as per the requirement of the ITP), monitor the progress of the inspections, ensure that the inspection report are received, reviewed, agreed & logged. Forward the finding(s), if any, to the supplier.
  • Ensure a close relation with the QC engineer and keep aware of all QC issues and anticipate their consequences on schedule.
  • Attend expediting visits and meetings as necessary and ensure MOMs are issued.
  • Follow up the progress of the manufacturing and keep the Project SCM manager informed of any event that may result in late delivery and prepare a recovery plan.
  • Review all correspondence and take necessary actions as required.
  • Keep up to date the log of suppliers technical queries/deviations and expedite their close-out.
  • Expedite the issue / review and approval of the Supplier documentation.
  • Process Change Order Request / Change order negociation and approval.
  • Ensure and is responsible for the delivery in time, cost and quality of the material, services and documents of the Award.
  • Ensure all conditions are enforced to issue a release note and trigger the material receipt function in SAP when the release note is issued.
  • Expedite the issuance and the submission of the supplier’s data book, ensure it is in accordance with the project requirements, liaise with all parties to review it and with the supplier to amend the data book until it is approved.
  • Prepare and issue the shipment documentation to the transit agent. Ensure a close relation with the transit agent to allow the anticipation of the release of the goods.
  • Check Suppliers invoices and the final account, obtain the corresponding close out certificate from Suppliers.
  • Ensure feedback and supplier performance evaluations upon completion of works by use of Supplier performance assessment.

Key Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering or Business) or qualified by Experience
  • Is no required to solve technical issues (role of the Technical Owner) but shall be able to understand technical discussions and to measure potential associated commercial or schedule impacts.
  • Have a good knowledge of the oil and gas industry and its specificities and of complex items.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and is a team player.
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