Responsible for providing a Support Function to the business, the Buyer drives delivery of the provision of procurement, services, supplies and equipment based on price, service, and quality in accordance with Company procedures. They will ensure all procurement transactions are auditable through relevant business systems.

Main duties

The main duties associated with the role, include but are not limited to:


  1. Ensure all activities undertaken are executed in accordance with the Company’s Business Management System and policies

  2. Liaise with project teams and technical support functions to ensure that requisition submissions have all relevant details to allow sourcing of goods and services and to ensure that goods / services ordered meet specification requirements and are fit for purpose

  3. Co-ordination and processing of purchase requisitions and purchase orders in line with the procurement process to meet the agreed delivery dates.

  4. Liaise with suppliers to check the progress of orders, communicating status to project teams / responsible dept., flagging any issues and taking remedial action as required or instructed

  5. Frequent monitoring of Maximo System, follow up outstanding actions and ensure timely close out of purchase orders

  6. Assist in resolving invoice queries that arise

  7. Provide accurate cost estimates for inclusion in commercial quotations

  8. Evaluation of new suppliers, continual review of existing suppliers and maintaining the supplier database in accordance withSupply Chain Management procedure(s)

  9. Track and audit supplier performance in line with Supply Chain Management procedure(s)

  10. Maintain and control all documentation and correspondence from initial request through to supply

  11. Provide advice and guidance to other staff to ensure understanding and compliance with Company policies and procedures

  12. In conjunction with Supply Chain Management continually improve purchasing methods and drive down external expenditure

  13. Report any non-conformances using the Continual Improvements System


Requirements for the position

  • Understanding of the offshore subsea sector, and the materials and services associated with the business

  • Knowledge of modern procurement and purchasing methods and procedures

  • Experienced in ordering products and services

  • Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to cope under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Strong IT and administrative skills, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook

  • Experience of working with Maximo as a procurement tool is desirable


Do you want to be part of our team?

Please send your application to for the attention of Sarah Manby.

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