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Senior Purchaser

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Location: Oslo, Norway
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  • Carry out the day to day procurement, expediting and control of the entire supply chain from requisition until delivery onboard for one or more in accordance with Supply Chain related procedures
  • Consolidate as many regular orders as possible and keep the number of deliveries and cost of freight and custom handling to a minimum, by liaising with freight forwarder, client and logistics at country of operation when required
  • Assure quality, suitability of spares and equipment purchased, in close liaison with adequate departments/division
  • Follow-up changes in the supplier marked and keep a good and balanced contact with domestic as well as international associates
  • Apply thorough cost control on all goods quoted, purchased and supplied under his/her responsibility
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvements
  • Assist other departments with detailed information about logistic and purchasing matters if/when requested
  • Enforce offshore unit management to follow Company's policies and Procedures in Supply Chain matters
  • To the extent deemed necessary - carry out supplier audits
  • If/when required, support global Supply Chain in bid input related to new contracts in the local market
  • Liaise with global Supply Chain to ensure optimal sourcing for the offshore operations
  • Maintain IFS database updated at all time, and on quarter basis liaise with requisitioner over non attended purchase requisition and verify if material is still required or if purchase requisition shall be deleted
  • Participate in daily/weekly Operations meetings with the Unit, Maintenance and Operation Manager
  • Liaise with other internal stakeholders (Finance, Legal, Business Development, Estimating, Engineering, etc.) when required
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Education / degree within Purchasing and/or Logistic Administration will be preferred
  • Long relevant experience may replace educational requirements


  • Ideally 3 years of working experience within Purchasing, preferably from the¬†petroleum/offshore or shipping related industry
  • Previous experience with ERP systems

Interpersonal skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solution oriented with good negotiation skills
  • Able to work independently as well as in team
  • Structured and organised, with good attention to details


  • Good knowledge of the local supply market for the oil & gas industry and general knowledge¬†to the international oil & gas supplier
  • Familiar with the terminology of the oil & gas industry
  • Understanding/knowledge of ERP systems
  • Some technical knowledge/understanding of the oil & gas industry is an advantage
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Ideally fluent in language of the local country/area (oral and written)


  • The position is may have temporary assignments at project premises or Units

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