Company: Raeburn Recruitment
Skills: Cost Engineer, Materials Management , Purchasing
Education: Some College
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Our client now has a urgent requirement for a buyer to join their team on a 12 month contract basis. The successful candidate will be required to travel to West Africa for a period of 3-4 weeks to get a handover from the previous incumbent, after which they will be based in the Aberdeen office. Candidates must have experience of buying internationally and have excellent knowledge of SAP to be considered for this position. Previous experience buying equipment for vessels, FPSOs is desired.

Source, select and negotiate the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and services with suppliers and sub-contractors assigned.
Prepare reports based on the performance of suppliers for each of the various types of equipment, materials, and services usually purchased for projects. Assist with qualifying new suppliers, ensuring they meet pricing and qualification requirements. Utilise the supplier performance management system to provide timely feedback to suppliers.
Review technical evaluation and preliminary commercial evaluation with the project team to select successful bidder and to identify negotiating points. Coordinate meetings and may lead commercial negotiations with selected bidder. Finalise the commercial evaluation and identifies recommended supplier.
Investigate and respond to accounting invoice questions, addresses invoice discrepancies with suppliers and reviews final invoices for payment approval. Administer, negotiate and document back charges with suppliers.
Participate in the corrective action process. Work with suppliers to ensure that Corrective Action Request [CAR] responses are timely and results are satisfactory. Administer and negotiate warranty claims with suppliers through the claim resolution process.
Support relevant departments with quotations for the purpose of tenders and in accordance with local content policy. Coordinate with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.
Responsible for the preparation/processing of purchase orders and documents in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Monitor and co-ordinate deliveries of items, between suppliers, to ensure that all items are delivered to the shore base on time.
Source for new parts, suppliers or sub-contractors when appropriate.
Coordinate clarifications /revisions as required.
Establish and maintain mutually beneficial long-term supplier alliances or frame agreements to ensure competitive prices and to reduce engineering, inspection, expediting and overall transaction costs.
Assist in updating the corporate supplier database, based upon the performance of suppliers for each of the various types of equipment, materials, and services purchased for projects. Assist with qualifying new suppliers, ensuring that they meet the qualification requirements.
Visit client base in West Africa as required.

Degree in business administration, purchasing and materials management or a closely related field, or equivalent commercial experience.
Experience procuring equipment internationally in the oil and gas sector.
High level of computer literacy in office packages: SAP; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word; Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project.


Established in 1981, Raeburn has more than 34 years’ experience supporting our clients in the UK and international Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical Industries.




Raeburn is built upon a solid foundation of experience and genuine hands on appreciation of our client’s project and operational developments - from the very first generation of UKCS offshore platforms to onshore refineries, tension leg platforms, pipeline and subsea completions, deep water projects, FPSO developments and de-commissioning projects, Raeburn have effectively supported our clients at all stages of their UKCS and international upstream and downstream projects and operational requirements with qualified and experienced multi-disciplined personnel.




Our combined knowledge of worldwide Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical projects both onshore and offshore, operations and standards, our unmatched professional technical and commercial recruitment experience, pay-rolling services, access to one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical specific databases, and our proven experience in the fields of international Visa, Work Permits, Payroll and Taxation management, ensures that Raeburn are best placed to support our clients with their recruitment needs, and provide support and advice on industry related matters.




Raeburn are fully committed to supporting our clients with all their recruitment and on-boarding requirements, and have the scalable structure, experience and dedication to provide a high quality, unrivalled and professional services enhancing efficiency and adding value to our clients’ businesses.




Raeburn have an outstanding track record of delivery for the Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical industry’s major operators, service companies and contractors at all stages of their developments both in the UK and internationally. We are aware of the ever changing recruitment market and the need to ensure we are pro-active in the delivery of recruitment services provided to our clients, specifically in terms of legislation, technology and contractual demands.




Raeburn’s growing success is built upon our knowledge and expertise within the Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical industries delivering the very highest of standards and reliability in sourcing the very best talent available in the market. Raeburn’s management and our teams of dedicated recruitment professionals are committed entirely to delivery and support for our clients now and in the future.