The Buyer manages all Sourcing activities required for assigned commodities / projects by working closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
He must understand the local and international buying process within the oil and gas industry.
Collaborate to achieve the best price with the right quality, on time, for all POs
Negotiate savings based on budgetary input and / or departmental goals
Assist when required to ensure functional interests are maintained
Manage assigned team to ensure operational issues are detected and handled
Promote and ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements & expectations at all times
Coordinate, manage, and issue required Requests for Quotation (RFQ) and Purchase Orders (PO) for assigned commodity / projects
Ensure issues related to supplier fulfillment are managed proactively not only for own commodity but also including assigned team members
Develop a 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, projects, sourcing quality, quality assurance)
Participate in global commodity team activities
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
Manage own team of buyers where coordination and reporting are key to ensure projects and other internal stakeholders are provided with accurate information
Qualifications / Competencies :
Bachelor’s Degree (Business or Technical Discipline Preferred) or significant and relevant industry experience
Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role
Knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, Purchasing / MRP related software
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented
Analytical metrics-oriented, high motivation.
Must be a collaborative team player, willing to take ownership of decisions, and be a results-oriented self-starter
Leadership traits or skills to be able to manage his / her own team
Experience with leading a team and / or project negotiating favorable pricing with approved vendors, establishing and maintaining assigned schedules and delivery dates
Minimum Qualifications :
High School Education
Experience with Microsoft Office suite
Preferred Qualifications :
Previous oil and gas experience
MPG is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of Race, Religion / Belief, Ethnic / National
Origin, Disability, Age, Citizenship, Marital / Domestic / Civil Partnership Status, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.