• Title
    Project Buyer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Procurement / Supply Chain
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting a Staff Project Buyer to join our Procurement team in the Reading office. Candidates need experience in project purchasing in an engineering environment.

    As a Project Buyer for Wood you will have ownership of all pre and post-order purchasing activity for major global Oil & Gas EPC projects, from preparing procurement plans, quotation summaries, pricing negotiations and purchase orders through to arranging inspection and final delivery of equipment and materials.

    • The accomplishment of all duties delegated by the Manager, Purchasing or Project Procurement Manager
    • 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.
    • Comply with code of business conduct and ethics, corporate policies, procedures and work practices
    • Prepare and issue Procurement Plans and obtain necessary approvals
    • Liaise with the Inspection group or other inspection organisation to obtain inspection of equipment and materials.
    • Recommend to the Principal Procurement Engineers and Principal Buyers or Project Procurement Manager any necessary visits to Suppliers to apply pressure to maintain or improve performance.
    • Ensure the correct finalisation of orders in accordance with project procurement execution plan
    • Assist in the settlement of back charges and discrepancies when requested by authorised construction personnel

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Recent project purchasing experience
    • Direct purchasing on a global basis
    • Proven ability to prepare negotiation strategies/techniques and lead negotiations
    • Good knowledge of project procurement execution (cradle to grave)
    • Education to A level standard – preferably with Business or Engineering knowledge
    • Degree in Business or Engineering, or similar, desirable
    • MCIPS or Working towards MCIPS preferred

    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.  www.woodplc.com  


    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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