Procurement Specialist

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Salary: Competitive

Reference: 894394_1659541469
Industry: Oil and Gas
Required Skills: Procurement, CIPS, Supply Chain, Inspection Coordinator, Purchasing

Job Description

We're looking for an experienced procurement specialist, with a broad range of procurement, logistics, planning, and project management experience. You'll play a key role in the team bringing large Oil and Gas projects to fruition, you'll take charge of working with the supply chain and negotiating terms with suppliers of essential equipment & services.

The Role:

The key aims of the role are:

  • To provide procurement support to all ODE Limited projects - Great Yarmouth and Wimbledon
  • Issue of RFQs and evaluation of proposals
  • Raising of requisitions and purchase orders
  • To assist in administering and co-ordinating goods receipt and delivery, including quality control inspections
  • Manage the delivery of critical materials meeting their required deadlines
  • Reporting of procurement status to all stakeholders
  • Deputise for the existing Supply Chain team members

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Focal point for all ODE Limited purchasing
  • Create and issue RFQs and ITTs to suppliers: analyse and recommend award
  • Liaise with Cost Control team on budget
  • Create purchase requisitions and orders using the ERP system
  • Expediting orders, assessing risk to on-time delivery and advising management/clients of problems and mitigation options
  • Update procurement status reports for key projects
  • Present procurement status to clients, host meetings, create presentations
  • Evaluate new supplier submissions and update the approved supplier list
  • Coordinate with QC department: acceptance testing, inspection release, and material movements
  • Liaise with warehouse re goods receipts and discipline engineer inspections
  • Process supplier invoices in ERP system, monitor approval process, and liaise with Accounts team re supplier payments
  • Hosting supplier review meetings
  • Assisting Supply Chain Manager with departmental/procedural reviews and performance presentations
  • Support other parts of the business as required - ODE Asset Management


  • Become familiar with all departmental procedures, identify potential improvements and drive change
  • Familiarity with supplier contracts/terms and conditions, ability (or potential) to negotiate terms

Safety and Environmental Related Tasks:

  • Compliance with all SHEQ rules
  • Input into SHEQ activities
  • Attendance at safety meetings
  • Gain an awareness of the cost, delivery, and availability of procured Safety and Environmentally Critical Elements


  • Procurement experience in relevant industry
  • Commercial awareness
  • Understanding of electronic business systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player, self-starter, and problem solver
  • Highly driven, motivated, and confident with a diverse range of people
  • Competent user of the full Microsoft Office suite
  • Willing to continue learning and developing, including future study opportunities

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher, in Engineering or Business Management;
  • Extensive experience in Project (EPC) execution environment
  • Experience in issuance and managing execution of requisitions/purchase orders for material, equipment, and services and contract placement with ongoing contract administration.
  • Accreditation from Supply Chain industry organization (i.e., MCIPS, CPSM, CIPS)
  • Ability to bring teams together to resolve issues and achieve targets and goals
  • Strong commercial awareness and negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing strategies and procurement work processes

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