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JOB TITLE: Senior Buyer
REPORTING TO: Procurement Supervisor 


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. 


  • 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
  • Communicate efficiently and efficiently with vendors and stakeholders 
  • Self-report performance against yearly KPI targets
  • Establish relationships with key vendors and stakeholders 
  • Educate lower-level buyers on processes/procedures & ERP navigation
  • Actively work with Procurement Managers and Category Managers to identify optimal procurement strategies. 
  • Use only company approved suppliers.  If needed, requests for new suppliers must be reviewed and approved by the Procurement Manager and / or Supply Chain Director.
  • Obtain and review quotes as per the relevant company and local procedures
  • Follow up promptly on 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, 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
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by Procurement Supervisor or Manager


  • 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’s degree preferably in Supply Chain Management
  • 5-10 years continuous experience in Supply Chain, Inventory and/or Procurement
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills


  •  Advanced understanding of Supply Chain process and supporting tools
  • Full understanding of logistics and shipping management, commercial concerns, operational imperatives and decision-making with regard to global materials sourcing decisions
  • Open communication with P2P team and key stakeholders
  • Mentors Buyer new hires
  • Show willingness to improve process efficiencies 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook & Excel
  • 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