Posted a week ago by First Recruitment Group

A week ago
First Recruitment Group




Role Overview

To undertake accurate, timely and cost efficient delivery of procurement activities to support business delivery.

Key Accountabilities

  • Receive, verify and execute Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders.

  • Minimise occurrences of negative business impacts – such as stock-outs, hot-shots and the like by providing appropriate support including into asset planning process.

  • Verify and challenge as appropriate Specifications, Quantities, Vendors, Delivery Times, Quoted Rates, Terms of purchase.

  • Pro-actively seek, realise and report value opportunities during the P2P cycle. Competitively bid and negotiate where appropriate. Seek and progress opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Support development of Buying best practice in the UKBU and the education of the user and supplier groups. Support development of a suite of tools, systems and processes to ensure best practice is established and maintained and occurrences of maverick procurement activity are minimised.

  • Timely liaison with Materials and Logistics personnel regarding delivery and receipt of materials and equipment.

  • Ensure understanding, application and leadership by example of all responsibilities with regard to the UKBUs procurement policy, processes and procedures.

Major Challenges

  • Ensuring compliance with UKBU Procurement policy, process and procedure across business, vendors and shipping agents;

  • Developing the Buying role into a BU recognized value add service and source of expertise that delivers the optimum technical and commercial outcomes;

Financial Accountability and Dimensions

  • To be determined commensurate with experience.

  • Supporting the business in managing their cost and spend profiles.

  • Timely placement of purchase orders as required meeting the objectives of the business, including schedule and budget.

  • Prevent or otherwise resolve all third party claims as they arise.


  • Higher Further education preferred

  • Suitable industry experience

Skills / experience:

  • Relevant procurement experience within an Oil and Gas Operator, utilising online P2P system, ideally experienced across all O&G categories however a bias towards operations support is preferred.

  • An in-depth understanding and appreciation of the full P2P cycle and role within it.

Knowledge (e.g. systems, software, procedures, regulations):

  • Fully competent in the use of Maximo as a buying tool.

  • Computer literate, with good hands-on knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

Attributes and behaviours:

  • Communicates openly and effectively and appropriately with a variety of stakeholders including external partners, teams, colleagues and contacts.

  • Maintains positive working relationships with stakeholders. Works effectively within a team or work group as appropriate.

  • Solves work-related problems effectively with support as required.

  • Provides support and contributes to the performance of the business.

  • Manages own workload with support sought where appropriate.

  • Takes ownership of own performance and development.

  • Persuades and influences stakeholders through consideration of their interests, involvement and consultation.

  • Supports development and promotes new ways of working to improve performance within team and business unit.

At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That's why our buyer consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

This is a superb opportunity for anyone looking to work for a reputable organisation.

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