Buyer\: Kintore - Closing 20th January 2020 in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

NOV ISE Operations is the global manufacturing and supply chain organization of the NOV ISE Division, supporting the requirements of the Wireline Products, Pressure Performance Systems, and Well Intervention & Control Equipment product linesNOV ISE, a subsidiary company of National Oilwell Varco (NOV), has over 1,000 people spread across 13 major sites providing a global foot print in support of our clients requirements.   We now have a position for a Buyer to join the team who will report to the Procurement & Shipping Manager. The role will involve sourcing and planning materials and components in support of the manufacturing Production Schedule. You will need to be highly motivated, proactive, organised and possesses a good working knowledge of Supply Chain scheduling and manufacturing processes. Good IT and analytical skills are essential, including high numerical capabilities to ensure the delivery of our key business objectives. Having the necessary skills and capacity to meet a demanding customer delivery schedule, is key to the success of this role.     DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  •         Manage and execute daily procurement transactions by managing requisitions, purchase orders, change orders and supplier validation •         Ensure stock levels are proactively managed in conjunction with the planning department. •         Proactively monitor supplier performance and develop vendors to improve on-time delivery, product quality and reduce lead-times. •         Manage direct spend to preferred suppliers while documenting exceptions and escalating as needed •         Monitor and expedite late Purchase and Works Orders.  Liaise closely with the planning department for all items that will not meet the requirements of the Production Schedule and provide solutions as necessary. •         Analyse and recommend cost improvement ideas through product, vendor, and design changes. •         Proactively challenge and support the vendors to identify and deliver improvements.  •         Manage the resolution of invoices pending payment in a timely manner, by performing detailed analysis to identify root cause of issue prohibiting invoice payment. •         Assist inventory control, when required, with any queries in goods receiving.  •         Undertake vendor analysis and selection along with identifying and establish supply agreements to the benefit the organization •         Identify risks in the current equipment supply chain and put in place solutions to eliminate or mitigate these risks.  •         Support engineering on product changes and new product introductions that impact the manufacturing and supply chain processes.  •         Deliver vendor cost savings in line with set objects. •         Update procedures, work instructions and manuals as per requirements •         Participate in meetings and keep up to date on issues related to Purchase Order delivery, vendor performance, Metrics, capacity constraints and other related Supply Chain issues. •         Achieve target On-time delivery and Lead-time and inventory turn levels based on manufacturing and supply chain capacity/flexibility. •         Identify continuous improvement opportunities •         Represent the organization in a responsible and professional manner. •         Engage in any other activities as requested by the Procurement & Shipping Manager.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Strategic •         Able to understand, evaluate and apply technical information •         Anticipates the impact of change and rises to the challenge, with the ability to accept risk and uncertainty  Operating •         Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks •         Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs •         Strong attention to detail with a good level of numeracy •         A talent for problem-solving and driving issues to closure.  Energy •         Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities  Organisational •         Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing •         Highly organised with the ability to multi-task  Courage •         Can be counted on to take personal responsibility in challenging situations and be willing to engage in disputes in order to settle them equitably  Personal and Interpersonal •         A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) •         Firm and diplomatic when negotiating •         Enjoys working in a team •         Excellent communication skills in English.  QualityEssentialDesirableQualifications: •         HNC in Business or Manufacturing related subject •         CIPS Qualifications •         Bachelor's degree in supply chain management or related disciplineExperience: •          Working knowledge manufacturing environment, inventory management, or planning environment. •         Knowledge of Lean & Operational Excellence •         Working knowledge of the Oil and Gas in a relevant fieldSkills, training or special knowledge •         Proficient IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel and Other MS Office Applications.    •         Experience in presenting to cross-functional teams •         Knowledge of Lean & Operational Excellence •         Knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of QA •         Continuous Improvement Techniques •         ERP knowledge such as Syteline.

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