Senior Buyer in Basra, Iraq

Wood is looking for a Senior Buyer to strengthen our team in Basra, Iraq.  The successful candidate will be working on a 28 days on / 28 days off rotation. 

  • Responsible for the procurement of allocated commodities of the required quality at lowest cost consistent with material requisitions, departmental and project requirements and at correct delivery point within scheduled time limits
  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of supply chain activities as determined by project strategy, processes and procedures
  • Ensure personnel carry out purchasing activities have a clear understanding of processes and procedures
  • Manage and monitor the more challenging and complex packages and / or suppliers
  • Provide pre-order management that facilitates on time issue of awards
  • Update Procurement Status report from receipt of material requisition till the issue and acknowledgement of Purchase Order
  • Assist SCM in preparation of Vendor list
  • Develop contacts with Suppliers' personnel
  • Maintain the respect of Suppliers and their representatives by adherence to code of conduct and business ethics, corporate policies, procedures and work practices
  • Maintain awareness of the materials supply situation including area sources, price levels and current deliveries. Advise the Supply Chain Manager and/or Manager, Purchasing of possible new sources of supply
  • When requested contribute to current and projected price and delivery trends
  • When requested carry out spare parts co-ordination activities in accordance with the Project Procurement Execution Plan
  • Prepare and issue Strategy Paper and obtain necessary approvals
  • Prepare and issue request for quotation, progress, check and evaluate quotations
  • Liaise between engineering and supplier for closure of technical queries
  • Prepare commercial bid tabulation and order variations and make recommendations
  • Ensure recommended Suppliers final price on commercial bid tabulation is under budget and delivery is within required on site dates
  • Arrange and attend pre-order meetings with Suppliers to confirm that all technical and commercial requirements will be met
  • Issue notes of meetings in accordance with project distribution matrix
  • Submit Commercial Bid evaluation and recommendation for award after technical approval for client approval
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders as per the approved recommendation
  • Facilitate certification of Suppliers Invoice as per the agreed milestone payment terms including settlement of back charges, discrepancies and final close out of Purchase Order
  • Demonstrate commitment to safe working practices Wood Vision, Value and Behaviours


Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in the Oil and Gas industries
  • Good project purchasing experience in the Middle East region
  • Direct purchasing on a global basis
  • Supervisory experience within project teams
  • Proven ability to prepare negotiation strategies/techniques and lead negotiations
  • Very good knowledge of project procurement execution (from cradle to grave)
  • Detailed Knowledge of Supply Chain Pre and Post Order Practices
  • Strong Team Player with Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  <web address removed>  



Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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