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

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Procurement Specialist to join our team in the Melbourne Office. Reporting to the Supply Chain Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for the Procurement of Materials and Services in accordance with company procedures ensuring that all Procurement transactions are auditable, and Purchase Orders are closed out expediently. We are looking for candidates with significant experience covering all facets of Purchase to pay procession oil & gas projects.  



    • Assist with development of Project Procurement Plans
    • Development of bidder lists and sourcing strategies in accordance with client requirements
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal customers and external customers
    • Initiate and participate in the prequalification and approval of new suppliers, followed by ongoing supplier management
    • Issuance of Request for Quote packages and commercial assessment of vendor bids ensuring optimum value for the client as a result of   thorough technical and commercial bid evaluations
    • Manage supplier negotiations ensuring accurate interpretation and definition of agreed terms pre-award along with contract management post-award
    • Provide procurement support to projects through the procurement and expedition of materials and vendor data on schedule and within cost to contribute to the successful delivery of multiple projects
    • Purchasing material for multiple engineering functions (electrical, piping, mechanical and structural)
    • Manage and mitigate commercial issues with suppliers
    • Work closely with the Quality Department to assist with coordinating inspection requirements post and prior to PO placement
    • Assisting with creating and managing schedules, budgets, forecasting, and reporting
    • Facilitate technical discussions between WOOD Engineers and Vendor Engineers
    • Ensuring compliance to clients execution plan and overall WOOD Supply-Chain Policies and Procedures
    • Assisting with managing surplus materials through buy back agreements and / or surplus disposal plans
    • Maintaining an auditable file of all purchase order documentation / correspondence
    • Timely processing and resolution vendor invoices
    • Timely close out of projects and purchase orders
    • Identify and report procurement cost saving initiatives.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • 8 years minimum experience in the Oil and Gas Industry
    • At least 5 years minimum experience in the role
    • Significant working experience as a Buyer/Expeditor in Australia
    • Experience in the oil and Gas sector (especially on projects in PNG) will be highly preferred
    • The individual should have varied and detailed work experience in the industry and a detailed knowledge of suppliers, commercial evaluations, negotiation and terms & conditions of purchase
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
    • Experience with VPRM (preferred) – Oracle.

    Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role.


    If you are an experienced Senior Procurement Specialist , ready for next project , then we are keen to hear from you today.

    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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