Senior Buyer

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Job Description

About the job

Source and procure materials to satisfy stock replenishment and direct purchase for ship repair, NB projects, yard maintenance & other requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
  • Determine and develop appropriate sources of supply and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors to stay current with trends and technologies, products and services.
  • Source yard’s requirements of materials by obtaining quotes from suitable and the right suppliers using the supplier categories available in supplier master and other techniques available.
  • Preparation of Technical Bid Evaluation and obtaining approvals from the user department.
  • Preparation of Commercial Bid Evaluation by selecting the technically lowest supplier considering all aspects and obtaining necessary budget approvals, negotiate with them and create computerized purchase orders following evaluation of quotations obtained.
  • Resolve problems and discrepancies, issue arising from purchase of services, supplies and equipment with internal and external clients.
  • Identify repetitive purchased items to the materials control section to enable creation of these items into stock.
  • Monitor outstanding purchase orders against estimated delivery dates and follow up on the deliveries to ensure on time delivery.
  • Prepare insurance claims for materials damaged or lost in transit.
  • Liaise with Accounts Department and suppliers in order to settle disputed & unposted invoices.
  • Liaise with user departments & Materials Control Section to ensure correct specifications are quoted on orders.
  • Update the progress status and concerns regularly to the lead buyer and respective project managers.
  • Coordinate with lead buyer and plan the job allocations.
  • Develop new vendors in line with yards quality / price requirements.
  • Follow the day-to-day operations related to own job to ensure continuity of work.

Desired Candidate Profile

  • Diploma in any Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • 10 – 15 years experience in buying in an industrial environment, shipyard, offshore / Oil & Gas industry.