Company: Wood
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry for Kolkata, India.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to the following:
  • Shall be responsible for complying with the following, as applicable:
    • Procurement Procedures and Work Practices
    • Project Procurement Execution Plan
    • Licensors', Clients', and Wood's Secrecy Agreements
    • Project Supplier Lists
  • Input all progress data to Material Management System and ensure these are up-to-date
  • 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 Procurement Plans and obtain necessary approvals
  • Prepare and issue quotation requests, progress, check and evaluate quotations
  • Prepare quotation summaries, and quotation summary variations and make recommendations. Ensure recommended Supplier's final price on quotation summaries is under budget and delivery is within required on site dates
  • Submit quotation summaries after technical approval to authorised Procurement Personnel for approval. Distribute as required by the Project Procurement Execution Plan
  • Agree with engineering and supplier the requirements and submittal dates for the following:
    • critical supplier data e.g. equipment weight, supplier drawings e.g. GA drawing, other supplier documentation e.g. weld procedure details of the data, drawings and documentation to be submitted by the supplier must be recorded on quotation summary and purchase order
    • Arrange and attend preorder meetings with Suppliers to confirm that all technical and commercial requirements will be met. Issue notes of meetings in accordance with project distribution matrix
    • Prepare and issue purchase orders as per the approved quotation summaries and provide post order management that facilitates "on time" delivery of goods
    • Check that supplier's documentation index specified in the purchase order is received on schedule
    • Obtain all required Supplier drawings, documents, data books, manuals etc. at the required time and in the specified quantities
    • Check that critical supplier data specified in the purchase order is received on schedule
    • Prepare any necessary order variation summaries, obtain approval and issue amendments to orders
    • Progress and expedite all supplier drawings, documentation, equipment and material in accordance with approved project procedures
    • Check the submittal dates specified in the supplier document index are consistent with the dates detailed in the supplier production schedule. If necessary, expedite supplier for resolution if any inconsistencies are discovered
    • Issue Expediting Requests and maintain liaison as necessary with the Expediting group for the external expediting of Suppliers to achieve deliveries in accordance with project requirements
    • Liaise with the Inspection group or other inspection organization to obtain inspection of equipment and materials
    • Release materials for shipment. Liaise as necessary with the Shipping Group to obtain delivery of all equipment and materials
    • Purchase order documentation checks:
      • The Supplier's production schedule is checked for compliance with purchase order. Review Supplier's production schedule with Discipline Engineer, Principal Buyer and / or Project Procurement Manager and other procurement disciplines (i.e. Inspection and Shipping) to ensure production steps are correct and achievable
      • All necessary suborders are obtained, checked to ensure that relevant standards are included, correct materials have been ordered and inspection requirements have been specified
      • A continuing order management process is maintained until all Suppliers' final documents are received and accepted
      • Expedite engineering and document control to ensure supplier documentation is returned to the supplier within the time periods stipulated in the purchase order
      • Operate the spare parts procedure and in particular check that:
        • Quotations are submitted on the correct forms and with all required supporting information
        • Quotations are transmitted through the person responsible for spare parts coordination for all necessary approvals
        • Orders for spare parts that are to be issued by Foster Wheeler, are placed on the basis of the approved recommended spare parts lists, and are expedited, inspected and released for shipment as applicable
        • Recommend to the Principal Buyer or Senior Principal Buyer or Project Procurement Manager any necessary visits to Suppliers to apply pressure to maintain or improve performance. Visit Suppliers' works if instructed
        • 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

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Engineering (Essential)
  • GDMM or PGDMM (Desirable)
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in Oil and Gas, Refineries, Petrochemical related industries (Essential)
  • Good project purchasing experience (Essential)
  • Direct purchasing on a global basis (Desirable)
  • Supervisory experience within project teams (Desirable)
  • Proven ability to prepare negotiation strategies / techniques and lead negotiations (Desirable)
  • Very good knowledge of project procurement execution (cradle to grave)
  • Very good knowledge of Oil and Gas supply chain or related supply chain

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.