Unconventional Senior Tactical Buyer

Saudi Arabia
08 Mar 2016
25 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining is seeking experienced professionals to join our growing Unconventional Resources (UR) program. We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Senior Tactical Buyer to support the development of strategic objectives and business plans, which will shape the future economics of unconventional resources development at Saudi Aramco.

As the successful candidate, you will develop and apply a compliant, efficient, and economical tactical sourcing process that supports the specific needs of business users. Reporting to the head of Procurement, you will ensure that the "spend" for materials and services is in line with budget expectations based on the business plan objectives, and that the team of tactical buyers are fully leveraging the developed category management instruments

Your first task will be to work with our conventional group to gain insight and understanding of Saudi Aramco's current practices and policies. Using your expertise, you will then work to implement best practice within Unconventional Resources. You will also gain an understanding of Saudi Aramco invoice verification processes, which will lead on to managing major spend purchase orders and claims. You will be part of a new and energized procurement team aiming to streamline procurement processes and move the Unconventional Resources supply chain toward a hub-and-spoke model.

Minimum Requirements
You will have a bachelor's degree in business, law, or an equivalent level of education. You will have 10 years of global procurement experience, and tendering and contract development. You will have advanced knowledge in the oil and gas industry especially in Unconventional Resources

You will have experience in working in a matrix team environment and on cross-functional projects. You will also have strong knowledge of SAP

Duties and Responsibilities

• Review and consolidate high spend business users/proponent requests, and create purchase requests.

• Identify existing agreements for call-offs (where available).

• Leverage the existing catalogue of frame agreements, if available.

• Prepare RFQ/P in line with existing category strategies, if available.

• Execute RFQ/P, which will include collecting bids from participants, coordinating technical bid evaluation with business users/proponents, and conducting commercial bid evaluations in line with corporate guidelines and category strategies.

• Preparing award recommendations and presenting to relevant committees.

• Negotiating with vendors, where necessary.

• Create and dispatch purchase orders (materials and services) to vendors.

• Manage the claims and invoicing processes (for materials).

• Participate in supplier relationship management activities (e.g., provide input on supplier performance).