Global Category Buyer – Subsea SPS & SURF for Operator Company


  • Support Global Category Manager in developing, a category strategy, monitor supplier markets, demand, forecasts, spend, assess suppliers, identify improvement levers and select priority opportunities for added value
  • lmplement activities defined in the Category Strategy, including setting final specifications and commercial conditions, define critical performance factors, tendering, evaluation of proposals, conduct final negotiations up to contract award
  • Execute contracts and ensure contract performance and adherence to contractual conditions, contract variations/amendments, handling of disputes and claims;
  • Manage supplier relationships; monitor supplier performance, support the drive for continuous improvement and/or supplier development, collect supplier feedback, reduce the cost of poor quality and non-productive time (NPT), optimize supply chain processes;
  • For larger capitaI projects and operations, be part of the project organization, establish project procurement strategy, coordinate between project and procurement organization, support smooth project organization, procurement reporting, manage non-conformities;

Technical and personal skills

  • Master’s degree in relevant field of study (economics, engineering, legal) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in strategic procurement in E&P industry
  • Technical knowledge/understandi ng of the respective categories
  • Knowledge of Global Markets within the respect ive categories of responsibility
  • Knowledge of Contract management (contracting skills, applicable law, lncoterms)
  • Knowledge and methods for Development of Procurement strategies, Specification assessment, Tender management, Tender evaluations, Risk management, Supplier management, Business Partner management, Logistics I Supply chain management, Operational procurement
  • Excellent negotiation skills with proven track record
  • Flexible and willing to travel
  • Qualities: trust, care, open-minded and brave
  • Strong Entrepreneurial Drive
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive and team oriented
  • Very good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Cross cultural awareness
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Location Stavanger, local candidaties preferred