Junior Buyer

  • Rate to be Discussed with Potential Candidates
  • England East Anglia Norwich
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Junior Buyer -12 Month Contract

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of our Buying team where the company will provide training and support with your development in this role. The Junior Buyer, as part of the wider Supply Chain team, is responsible for providing an effective and economic service to our customers, including both offshore installations and our onshore gas terminals at Bacton and Dimlington.

This position could be suitable for someone with 1-2 years’ experience within a similar role who is looking to further their development or, alternatively, someone seeking an entry level role to start their career. The successful individual will need to demonstrate flexibility in their approach and provide attention to detail in their work to proactively find solutions to operational needs.

This is an initial 12-month contract position, based in our Norwich office, working Monday to Friday.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Support the buying team in sourcing best price and delivery for all goods/materials ensuring competitive prices are sought
• Provide customer focused support in the areas of purchasing of materials and services in support of Wytch Farm SAP and other locations as necessary
• Benchmarking and negotiating goods and services involving rental and labour, ensuring competitive prices are sought from existing and new vendors and ensuring compliance with site requirements and QSHE policies.
• Accurate preparation and issue of all purchase orders including correct cost allocation
• Develop and maintain commercial awareness and understanding of terms and conditions.
• Ensure materials and services are delivered to meet asset plan and budgets
• Provide reports to assist with accruals and project spend
• Ensure accurate cost allocation for user groups
• Issue new supplier with appropriate service/purchase order terms and conditions
• Ensure that all certification and documentation is provided as part of the delivery process
• Assist with audit of key suppliers to ensure HSE is being delivered through the correct process
• To contribute towards the maintenance of supplier records in SAP
• To support the team with extracting data from SAP for reporting purposes on procurement activity
• Develop proficient overall use of SAP at a level which enables the use of purchasing data to enhance future core buying activities

Key Experience/Qualifications Required:
• 1-2 years’ experience working as a Buyer or within an administrative support role within a supply chain/purchasing environment would be an advantage.
• An understanding of Microsoft Office packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Teams
• Working knowledge of SAP MM - desirable but not essential.
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and contribute to team objectives
• Good organisational skills, able to prioritise workload
• Team orientated – able to work well as part of a team but also possess the ability to work using own initiative.
• Previous experience of working within the Oil & Gas industry - desirable but not essential

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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