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Our client based in Portlethen has a requirement for a Purchaser on a full time permanent basis.

As the onshore Purchaser for an offshore asset, you will be responsible for procuring materials and services in an economically advantageous, timely, cost effective and ethical manner. Result areas for this position are as follows:

Purchases all operation and project related requirements in a sound and ethical manner in accordance with operation and project requirements.

Assists internal customer with purchase requisition preparation.

Verifies that purchase requisitions are complete.

Prepares and issues enquiries to suppliers, using industry experience to give details and specifications.

Uses industry experience to review and analyse suppliers’ quotations in conjunction with Operation and or Project teams and other stakeholders.

Organises and chairs pre-award/clarification meetings with suppliers.

Prepares bid evaluation, negotiates pricing, lead times and terms and conditions and recommends best commercial options.

Organises and chairs tender boards.

Performs desk expediting activities as required.

Prepares and issues a weekly status report showing the status of all purchase transactions for which Purchaser carries responsibility.

Liaises with Suppliers, Operations/Project Procurement Coordinator, Expediting & Inspection Coordinator and Transport & Logistics as appropriate with regards to 3rd party inspections and transportation of the procured items.

Coordinates visits of Suppliers to (site) locations for installation, commissioning, repair, support and warranty activities.

Prepares suppliers performance documentation, in conjunction with Operation and Project Procurement Coordinator and Section Head Procurement as appropriate.

Reviews and verifies invoices in a timely and accurate manner in conjunction with the assigned invoice administrator.

Ensures final close out of orders including the evaluation of suppliers.

Desired Qualities / Qualifications

Applicants should have:

Ability to negotiate commercial terms with suppliers, improving prices and terms of business

Ability to prepare documentation for spend approval and presenting at Tender Board

Ability to develop collaborative relationships with suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

Effective communication skills, identifying and resolving any supply problems which may impact on business operations to internal customers

Ability to monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation

Assertiveness, resilience and welcome change

A collaborative approach to working together

Moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers

Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills

Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets

Ability to work well under pressure to handle critical situations

Keen attention to detail and accuracy

Membership of CIPS preferable but not essential. Experience of Maximo is advantageous.

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    Amanda Duncan

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