Senior Buyer

Job title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-123978
Contact Name: Andrea Gordon
Phone Number: 01224087372
Job Published: 14 days ago

Job Description

  • Aker Solutions' Subsea based in Aberdeen are looking for a Senior Buyer to procure parts for our Subsea lifecycle services function.
    The ideal candidate will work in a professional and ethical manner, as a senior team member, ensuring compliance with all
    applicable company procedures and processes.  Be responsible for controlling all aspects of procurement activity for the allocated work scope.
  • Be a positive role model for less experienced team members – lead by example and be inclusive
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal stakeholders, and help develop less experienced team members to do likewise
  • Demonstrate compliant use of the Aker Solutions systems, AVL and the associated tools
  • Demonstrate alignment to Aker Solutions category sourcing strategy, and be prepared to engage in wider strategic initiatives affecting the Supply Chain team
  • Prepare request for quotations (RFQ’s) in accordance with company procedures
  • Effectively negotiate with Suppliers to achieve the best commercial position for Aker Solutions
  • Identify and report cost savings, as directed
  • Generate Purchase Orders in response to MRP generated Purchase Requisitions / My Buy Shopping Carts in an efficient manner, with due regard for total acquisition cost, lead time, quality, continuous improvement and cost reduction
  • Establish and maintain a process for regular, effective and efficient Purchase Order follow-up /Expediting
  • Proactively manage all open Purchase Orders through to close-out, and ensure any changes are updated in the MRP system in a timely and compliant manner
  • Action and close quality notifications (VQN’s / Supplier Requests) in a timely manner, and in accordance with set targets.  Expedite internally to ensure timely action by stakeholders
  • Business Degree / CIPS Qualified, or relevant qualification with demonstrable industry experience in an equivalent role
  • Ability to remain confident and professional when dealing with challenging situations
  • Ability to lead, encourage, train and support vendors in order for them to meet their objectives
  • Be able to work as a senior team member, and lead by example
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate effective time management and an ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Be accommodating and overtly receptive to changes
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Confident communicator both verbally and written
  • Good contractual and commercial awarene

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