Senior Buyer (Engineering Services)

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27552-rp

Expiration date: 18 December 2017

Working on projects related to Stanlow Oil Refinery the Senior Buyer will be required to define, analyse, develop sourcing strategy for the relevant category of spend. You will support a dynamic procurement team with on-going management of category and supplier base and work with internal Stakeholders through-out the requisition to pay process to ensure best value for the business.

The Senior Buyer will also effectively manage Third Party spend of £120m for the relevant category in line with company Delegation of Authorities (DOA), relevant HSE and legislative requirements.  You will also support the team in generating cost savings and continuous improvement whilst maintaining technically compliant supply.


Due to an increase in work load and a major shutdown in 2018, you will support the procurement team by managing the engineering services for the site.

Accountabilities will include:

  • Implementation and management of a strategic category structure via clear Buyer Business Plans (BBP) and contract pipelines.
  • Management and completion of all requests for quotations and approaches to market from site for all spend related to the category.
  • Post Award management of all Contracts
  • Develop and maintain required (management) reports and spend analysis and report value improvements.
  • Communicate and manage relationship with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for contract strategy & award
  • Participate in process and cost improvement activities. This includes participation or leading LEAN, Waste Elimination or Six Sigma projects and coaching the business organization with use of contracts.


  • Experience in managing the “procure to pay” cycle of complex and diverse Commodities including: Engineering Services, Mechanical, Fabrication, Tank Maintenance, Marine Services, Inspection, Non Destructive Testing, Scaffolding, Insulation and Painting, Chemical Cleaning, Pigging.
  • Understanding and recognition of the sites Industrial relations Strategy,
  • Proven experience of Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE)
  • Experience of working within a National Agreement for Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI)
  • ERP Systems Knowledge, especially SAP