Company: Hydrasun Limited
Skills: Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
Other Skills: Supplier Management
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: United Kingdom

Hydrasun is a leading specialist provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions to the energy industries, successfully delivering flexible hose, integrated instrumentation products, umbilical solutions and integrity management services worldwide.

We are recruiting for a Buyer with a particular focus on Supplier Management to ensure that the procurement service meets the needs of Hydrasun and complies with Company policies/procedures and to purchase materials in an efficient, effective and professional manner. This role will have a specific focus on Supplier Management (Managing Supplier Performance, Auditing Suppliers, Frame Agreements and Developing new suppliers) but will also still involve Buying activities.

Essential Qualifications/Experience/Competencies

  • Previous experience within a Procurement environment.
  • Experienced in Supplier Management (Managing Supplier performance, Auditing suppliers, Frame Agreements, Developing new Suppliers etc)
  • Knowledge of a variety of Purchasing methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Industry Supplier base
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both in writing and verbally.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft software
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and organise workload
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible, "can do" approach to their work.
  • Ability to use their initiative to drive forward projects and procedures.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience/Competencies

  • Qualification in Purchasing
  • CIPS
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Experience with Hydrasun products or a similar range of products.
  • Planning and scheduling skills.

Duties Include but will not be limited to:

Supplier Management

  • Manage suppliers in line with Hydrasun's Supplier Management Strategies and highlight and address any areas of underperformance.
  • Participate in qualifying auditing and managing strategic suppliers in line with Hydrasun Supplier Management Strategies.
  • Select appropriate suppliers for the materials to be purchased in line with Supplier Management Strategies.
  • Develop, implement and maintain SRM repository.
  • Develop, implement and maintain Supplier Agreements for whatever goods or services the Company requires. Manage the operation of these agreements ensuring they are conducted as specified in the agreement.
  • Take initiative and drive processes to achieve targets relating to TCO savings and cost avoidance by means of negotiation through leveraging spend.
  • Continually review and expand stock range to facilitate auto ordering via MRP.
  • Continually research and develop alternative sources of supply for key products.
  • Continually research and develop sources of supply for new and/or replacement products.
  • Support business improvement / cost reduction initiatives.
  • Act as conduit between suppliers and Hydrasun to advise internal customers of changes to product, lead times, prices and availability of new product ranges or alternative products
  • Monitor Purchasing Department performance to achieve targets and KPIs.
  • Take actions wherever necessary to identify and mitigate risks and ensure that suppliers fulfil the Contracts/Purchase Orders.
  • Develop and operate a clearly defined and highly effective process for management of supply risks. (This includes security of supply, appropriate pricing and quality, suitable terms of purchase, alternative vendors etc.).
  • Ensure that supplier pricing is maintained at agreed levels and that full benefit is obtained for volume discounts and rebates.
  • Ensure effective communications are maintained between CSAs, Suppliers, Goods In, Logistics and all other Operational groups.


  • Ensure all requisitions and pricing requests etc, are processed in a prompt and efficient manner, and within Company procedures.
  • Ensure that all materials and services are sourced, priced, purchased and supplied in accordance with Company Business Management System.
  • Ensure that all orders placed meet the requirements, protect the interests of Hydrasun, are legally binding and cover all relevant terms and conditions.
  • Analyse and evaluate offers with regard to commercial and contractual issues and adequately address technical issues/evaluation to technical department.
  • Commit Purchase Orders in a timely and cost efficient manner, within limits of financial authority, against duly approved requisitions and with Hydrasun approved suppliers.
  • Run and manage MRP report on a daily basis and place any resulting stock orders in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that order acknowledgements are in accordance with the Purchase Orders.
  • Ensure that all invoice queries are processed, and changes approved, in a timely manner.
  • Where identified as the action party close out all NCRs and CIFs in a timely manner.


  • Fully understand and contribute to the Purchasing Department's targets and objectives.
  • Provide management reports and conduct audits in a timely manner.
  • Maintain all filing up to date.

Continuous Improvement/Personal Development

  • Fully understand Company targets and objectives.
  • Understand, agree and achieve personal objectives set by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Adhere to all HSE Management System and QMS procedures
  • Adhere to all Human Resource Management System procedures and take an active part in the Performance Management Process and the Competence and Training Programme.
  • Be a proactive team member and positively promote communication and information sharing

Hydrasun is a leading specialist provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions to the energy industries, successfully delivering flexible hose, integrated instrumentation products, umbilical solutions and integrity management services worldwide.


Our product and service offering is driven by customer requirements to continuously improve safety, quality, technical integrity, reliability, environmental awareness and value for money. Through our established global network of operational bases and partnerships we offer:


•Fluid Transfer
•Integrity Management
•Umbilicals & Subsea Connectors
•Hydraulic Power & Control
•Instrumentation & Process Control
•Engineering & Technical Support


Hydrasun currently exports to around 60 countries, which has included developing significant sales in countries such as Angola, Brazil and USA. The company has international operational bases established in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, UAE, Brazil and The Netherlands as well as a further presence in West Africa and the US Gulf of Mexico.


The company’s global staff numbers have increased by around 100 in the past year to a total workforce of nearly 600 currently.


Hydrasun was recently awarded the coveted Overall Global Business of the Year at the Northern Star Business Awards 2012, along with awards for Achievement in International Business and Outstanding Contribution to Society.