Senior Buyer

Location: Stavanger ID: HQ00006820
Senior Buyer
Review and analyse purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy, and sources the supply of materials/service from existing contract portfolio or establishes new sourcing relationship(s).
Determine the method of sourcing - be it competitive bidding or via priced FA.
Prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations and makes purchase.
Identifies and selects supplier to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.
Understand requesting departments needs and develop/refine specifications and/or source for materials/services in conjunction with Contract Advisors or Procurement Managers - whilst working to achieve lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO)
Processes purchasing transactions according to policies, procedures and processes.
Manage delivery of material and services in accordance with expectations, and expedite delivery on a non-routine basis in agreement with the internal client.
Manage purchasing performance in accordance with KPIs and targets set by the Purchasing Manager.
Resolves purchasing problems between department and vendor in a service minded and solution orientated manner .
Interprets purchasing procedures for Internal clients and external vendors, sometimes as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge. Assists personnel with making requisitions, and helps to solve procurement problems.
Champions compliance with established procurement processes out in the BUs.
Provide guidance and assistance to Purchasers.
Be familiar with company's contract portfolio within segment.   
Follow up of Contracts/suppliers as agreed with Purchasing Manager and in the context of the Management of Contract procedure.
Work with Purchasing Manager to develop purchasing plan
Minimum 2 years of higher education, preferably a Bachelors degree or similar (e.g. BSc, etc.), or equivalent experience
Experience within procurement/purchasing as Buyer minimum 5 year
Experience from supplier/customer side
Relevant experience from purchasing in a range of typical O&G category equipment or services .
Plan and follow up Vendor/Contract administration
Highly skilled in SAP   
Well-founded knowledge of industry purchasing practices and procedures.
Well-founded knowledge of relevant types of materials, products, and services for the assigned areas of Procurement and how to source these for use at the appropriate locations.
Preparation of specifications and assessment of simple bids.
Well- founded knowledge of material management, warehouse operations and logistics within Companys ERP tool.
Continuous improvement