IMI1538 - Senior Buyer

Job Family: Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Location: Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
Business Line: Procurement & Supply Chain
Department: Procurement
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2023
Your future role & Job Purpose:

We are looking to hire Senior Buyer - SMP (Offshore Rig Building Experience) - Engineering Relevant Categories (Mech/E&I/Structural/Piping/ HVAC and Architecture) who will be responsible for but not limited to:


• Procure different commodities of high complexity for various customers

• Review and recommend revising purchasing practices to ensure their conformance with best industry practice, established laws, the Supply Chain Manuals, and approved processes.

• Conduct monthly file reviews. • Identify potential items to be included under purchase agreements.

• Develop and maintain purchase agreements • Plan, lead, and monitor purchase agreement

• Lead/participate development initiatives

• Lead/participate cross-functional teams

• Cover a supervisor role • Mentor & coach new employees

• Manage the buying process for a given set of goods in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

• Provide technical / commercial assistance to Tactical Buyers to develop awareness of procurement processes and improve product knowledge

• Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing concepts.

• Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.

Key Accountabilities & Working Relations:


Key Accountabilities:

• For select commodities, develop and execute long-term strategy deployment, supplier cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, negotiations, long-term contract establishment, continuous supplier performance improvement, and supplier relationship development.

• Coordinates purchasing activities with internal partners to acquire products and services in a cost effective and timely manner.

• Maintains all procurement t KPIs for assigned commodities and agreements including corrective actions to be taken.

• Ensure the application of the commodity strategy by adhering to purchasing plan with key suppliers Prepares and issues moderate to high complexity, value and risk purchase orders and complex agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure. Is able to identify risks and mitigate them when negotiating terms and conditions.

• Leads supplier issue resolutions (lead time, drawing issues, etc.); work with business users, Supplier Quality, etc. to resolve supplier quality issues, identify sources for new products, and improve supplier performance; issue supplier corrective actions, and quality control instructions; and assess supplier responses to corrective action requests • Supports internal, customer, and external compliance audits.

• Ensures communications regarding material status is being generated, presented and distributed to appropriate personnel.

• Leads, directs, mentors and trains other supply chain professionals.


Working Relations: Internal Interactions:

Strategic Procurement / Planning

  • Support strategic procurement development initiatives

Supplier Relation / Local Content

  • Support local industrial development activities.
  • Assist sourcing team with understanding the commodity market dynamics

Customer Support

  • Work with internal stake holders to carry out commodity agreement feasibility plans
  • Participate in cross functional teams
  • Participate in PSCM customer forums and focus meetings.
  • Conduct site visit to end user facility to support company operational requirements
  • Work with Engineering and Project Management for the successful delivery of orders

Working Relations: External Interactions:

Customer Support

  • Cross functional Interaction on commodity plans and strategies issues with external stakeholders
  • Suppliers
  • Contractors
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of relevant experience within supply chain, program management, commodity management or in a related role involving negotiating, identifying opportunities, selecting suppliers and/or managing commodity awards
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the relevant category (Mechanical, E&I, Structural, Piping, HVAC/Architecture) preferably in the rig and ship building industry
  • Procurement experience in working with different commodities with large volume purchases leading a small team
  • Proven problem solving and collaborative skills to develop and put in place business strategies cross-functionally and globally.
  • Strong negotiation skills and having a track record of managing successful negotiations with major suppliers involving high value (>$5M) and complex orders and contracts using the TCO model
  • Detail oriented and organized with good project management skills
  • Experience working in large multicultural and multilingual teams
  • Very strong at resolving simple to complex purchasing transactional issues
  • Very strong understanding of supplier and employer legal terms and conditions of purchase and their negotiations to come to a mutually agreeable solution
  • Experienced in preparing bid analysis reports and recommendation of awards summaries for management review and approval
  • Have experience of writing business plan summaries for major packages
  • Familiar with the use and execution of concepts of cost reduction, cost avoidance, savings and all other applicable cost optimization methods


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Operations Management, Engineering, Computer Science, MIS or closely related degree

Professional Qualifications

(Certifications & Accreditations)

  • MCIPS OR a supply chain degree (at bachelor’s level)


(Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Demonstrated team player with an initiative to win
  • Solid track record of project leadership and execute with significant and impactful results. Demonstrated ability to take ownership of issues, to initiate actions, and to make effective choices
  • Technical commodity knowledge and supplier processes in a shipyard and/or oil & gas industry
  • Prior experience with global sourcing processes/decision making as well as experience preparing and delivering presentations to senior management, suppliers and internal customers.
  • Ability to manage complex workload and prioritize assignments/projects within restricted time constraints.
  • High level of analytical ability to deal with unusual and complex issues
  • High level of independent judgment, professionalism, integrity and record of obtaining goal-oriented results.
  • Very strong negotiation skills with the ability to understand what an understanding of different strategies required in a complex and long negotiation.
  • Ability to read, and comprehend technical documents (drawings, specs, engineering changes, etc)
  • Proven project management and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change with team members, and at all levels of the organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of international supplier management and supplier qualification process.


• English

• Arabic (would be a plus)


About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. CV