Our client, a global oil & gas operator, require a Lead Buyer to join their team based in Perth, for an initial 12 month contract role
- Lead Buyer function encompasses (but not limited to) supplier relationship and performance management, management of end to end Source-to-Pay (S2C) / Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes including supplier sourcing, supplier selection & negotiation, purchasing, expediting, warranty claims, PO close-out, spend management etc.
- Interaction with suppliers and business functions to ensure C&P maximise value for money by pursuing best mixture of quality, cost and delivery (QCD)
- Management of procurement function shall be compliant with Company directives as communicated by line manager.
- Management of staff engaged with supporting the procurement function.
- Utilisation of own experiences and knowledge to improve existing processes within the procurement arena.
- This Lead role is the focal point for supply chain management to have confidence that procurement is being managed in an efficient and safe manner.
- In addition to managing the procurement function, this role shall ensure that a hands-on approach is maintained at all times.
Duties & Responsibilities include:
- Working closely managing Buyers, Expeditor and Buyer Support Team for each discipline. It is essential that as a Lead role these disciplines maintain total integrity and efficiency so as to maintain a high level of confidence from customers.
- Proactive involvement to drive continuous improvement
- Periodic and ad-hoc analysis and reporting to be maintained with trends, exception and high-lights/low-lights be identified, and the appropriate strategies implemented to correct, improve or maintain the status quo.
- Manage P2P activities in an efficient and economic manner to pursue QCD principle.
- Maintain the continuity of supply of materials to support production operations and ensure that any production down-time experienced at production facilities is not attributed to the non-availability of inventory.
- Offer positive input to the strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting for the supply chain environment.
- Ensure that compliance with JOA, MoA and audit requirements is maintained at all times.
- Manage and/or participate in special projects as deemed appropriate to ensure optimum performance of associated P2P processes.
- Provide adequate advice to colleagues within the team as well as with interfacing departments from a procurement perspective.
- Identify issues and provide solutions to optimise the procurement processes in line with the relevant Contracts & Procurement procedures.
- Source local suppliers or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) spares and bulks (where possible) to ensure Australian Industry Participation objectives are being considered and implemented in all procurement activities.
- Be vigilant and pursue cost saving opportunities where practical.
- Keep C&P Management informed of any potential significant issues.
- The role may be required to undertake domestic travel for sourcing activities and dispute resolutions as need arises.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Minimum of 15 years Contracts & Procurement experience
- It is essential that the candidate has superior SAP skills (MM module) and a good awareness of the functionality of both AP and PM Modules.
- A proven high-level working knowledge of Procurement principles, strategies, processes, analytics and philosophies in the specific areas of end-to-end P2P function.
- A solid understanding of the overall Supply Chain processes demonstrating experiences and skills in areas such as Inventory & Material Management, Cataloguing (Master Data), Contracts, Expediting, Warehousing, Logistics and Freight Forwarding.
- Procurement is the focal function for suppliers, customers and interfacing departments. It is therefore essential that the candidate can demonstrate a good understanding of processes and functionality of interfacing departments such as Operations, Planning & Maintenance, Quality, Finance, Projects and Drilling.
- Ability to articulate confidently and clearly through superior written and oral communication skills to the different levels of management within Supply Chain or with interfacing departments during presentations or general meetings as required.
- Direct supervisory experience of a small to mid-size team of people with the ability to demonstrate the scope of that role.
- Ability to work under pressure managing multi-task scenarios.
- Resilient and enthusiastic within a highly agile working environment.
- Ability to work within a team environment, positively managing the group with an active hands-on approach.
- Ability to resolve issues independently and proactively with minimal support.
- Ability to build and maintain a positive team with ongoing communications, coaching and mentoring.
- Advanced skills using MS Office packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines of often multiple tasks.
Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.
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