Company: Wood
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Senior Buyer to work on the engineering and project management services in Saudi Arabia our Al-Khobar office
  • Assume the duties of the Sr Buyer as appropriate when so directed
  • Comply with, make known to supervised personnel and check their compliance with the following: Procurement Procedures and Work Practices, Project Procurement Execution Plan, Nondisclosure / Secrecy Agreements and Project Supplier List
  • Develop contacts with Suppliers' personnel. Maintain the respect of Suppliers and their representatives by adherence to code of conduct and business ethics, corporate policies, procedures and work practices
  • Maintain awareness of the materials supply situation including area sources, price levels and current deliveries. Prepare and issue the following as required: Procurement Plans, Solicitation of interest, Nondisclosure agreements, Pre - screen questionnaire and RFQ documents
  • Receive bids and arrange formal bid opening where applicable. Maintain a tender control log. Formulate and agree Bid Evaluation Plan
  • Distribute, check and carry out commercial evaluation of bids. Prepare quotation summaries, and quotation summary variations and make recommendations. Distribute as required by the Project Procurement Execution Plan
  • Prepare and issue Commercial Bid Evaluation Report & Recommendation. Formulate and agree negotiating strategy, if required. Arrange and attend pre - order meetings with Suppliers. Issue notes of meetings in accordance with project distribution matrix
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders as per the approved quotation summaries. Maintain a complete data base of all procurement activities in a systematic way for easy tracking
  • Keep all relevant parties fully informed of status. Provide post order management. Expedite as required
  • Prepare, maintain, and issue Material Progress Reports on a regular basis, which reflect the progress of all purchased equipment & materials
  • Maintain good working relationships with suppliers to ensure optimum use of their resources toward meeting our goals
  • Obtain all required Supplier drawings, documents, data books and manuals at the required time and in the specified quantities as per the SDI
  • Recommend to the Project Procurement Manager any necessary visits to Suppliers to apply pressure to maintain or improve performance. Visit Suppliers' works if instructed
  • Liaise with inspection organization to obtain inspection of equipment and materials. Release materials for shipment
  • Ensure the correct finalization of orders in accordance with project procurement execution plan. Assist in the settlement of back charges and discrepancies when requested by authorized construction personnel. Participate in audits as and when required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree Holder or Engineering Diploma
  • 4 to 7 years' experience as Buyer with SAP usage the Oil and Gas or related engineering industries
  • Previous experience with Wood and Aramco is an advantage
  • Procurement and sub - contracts experience in PMC, EPCM, LSTK and LSPB
  • Communication and co - ordination skills, computer knowledge
  • Highly motivated, well organized, resourceful, and proactive
  • Possess good interpersonal skills with sound written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible approach and able to work under pressure with a can - do attitude and a desire to win

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.