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JOB TITLE:                Senior Buyer

REPORTING TO:       Procurement Supervisor

LOCATION:                Onshore




Perform purchasing duties for the rigs or office in accordance with relevant Company Policies and Procedures


1.3 QHSE


Responsible for/ensure:

  •  Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct and Fight Against Corruption.
  •  Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements.
  •  Non-compliances are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor.
  •  The standard for tidiness and cleanness is adhered to.
  •  Good and clear communications with all involved parties.




  •  Use only company approved suppliers and requests for new suppliers must be reviewed and approved by the Procurement Manager and / or Supply Chain Director
  •  Review incoming purchase requisitions to review materials requirement for validity and priority
  •  Ensure Fixed Pricing Agreements with suppliers are being used to maximize cost savings
  •  Actively work with Procurement Managers and Category Managers to identify optimal procurement strategies
  •  Obtain and review quotes as per the relevant company and local procedures
  •  Follow up promptly to clarifications and requests for information from suppliers or the rig
  •  Prepare purchase orders using company approved software(s)
  •  Ensure company policies & procedures regarding approval process, delegation of authority, SOX Compliance and FCPA are strictly followed
  •  Review all material and service requisitions (repair & return included) in terms of quantities, pricing, specifications, account coding, authorization limits, priority, urgency, for accurate preparation of Purchase Orders
  •  Constantly review and assess economics of local purchase against foreign purchase with consideration given to quality, certification, costs and lead times
  •  Continuously review all open Purchase Orders and expedite overdue and outstanding PO’s with suppliers
  •  Process invoices and assist account payables with invoice discrepancies
  •  Maintain a general knowledge of company supply chain and financial procedures
  •  Document procurement problems to allow effective resolution and prevention
  •  Resolve procurement related incidents reported by the end users
  •  Identify, substantiate, and setup local supply base in Angola utilizing RFP system and new supplier requesting process
  •  Support Supply Chain Manager with ad-hoc tasks in support of Supply Chain Operations excellence
  • Other tasks as delegated by Procurement Supervisor




  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs 
  • Proficient in the use of ERP systems                                                                                        
  • Knowledge of the Supply Chain, Inventory, and Procurement Process                                                              
  • Knowledge of rig operations                                                                                                                                                         




  •  As per Corporate and Regional specific Delegation of Authority matrices.




  •  Bachelor degree preferably in Supply Chain Management
  •  5-7 years experience
  •  Analytical and problem solving skills




  • Advanced understanding of Supply Chain process and supporting tools
  • Full understanding of logistics and shipping management
  • Full understanding of commercial concerns, operational imperatives and decision-making with regard to global materials sourcing decisions.
  • Open communication with P2P team and key stakeholders
  • Accepts new tasks as assigned while maintaining current workload
  • Mentors new Buyers
  • Proficient at electronic communication and understands email etiquette
  • Show willingness to improve process efficiencies
  • Ability to run reports and check KPIs regularly
  • Have established relationships with key stakeholders and/or vendors
  • Understanding of corporate business ethic and core values
  • Competent in Seadrill ERP systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook & Excel
  • Full understanding of supply chain manual
  • Understanding of HSE requirements
  • Must pass drug screen and background check


Interpersonal Skills & Leadership Skills

  • Accountability
  • Communications
  • Integrity and Honesty
  • Mentoring
  • Professionalism in dealing with external parties
  • Team Player
  • Leadership Skills
  • Active role in Team Building


Personal Attributes

  • Accountability
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Business Management Skills

  • Computer Literate
  • Task management and prioritization
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced business and negotiation skills
  • Intermediate understanding of business law and contracts
  • Clear understanding of corporate operational and financial controls and the internal/external enforcement mechanisms.


·         Motivational Competencies

  • Self-Motivated
  • Shows initiative