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Senior Buyer
Vacancy ref
Based in
Kuala Lumpur
Business area
Surf and Conventional
Working hours
37.5 hours per week
Contract type
Closing date
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Vacancy information

Purchasing professional required to work in a busy environment where prioritising workload, meeting deadlines and  achieving value for money is expected. Excellent supply chain knowledge and relevant experience is required.   
All appropriate training will be provided to the successful candidate. 


  • Broad knowledge of procurement functions, forms of contract and procedures.
  • Contact a range of suppliers to obtain quotations, agree delivery times and place commitment based on price, quality and according to customer demand, company policy and budget.
  • Source alternative products and reviewing existing ones to ensure prices remain competitive with no compromise to quality. 
  • Meets suppliers and negotiates the most favourable terms of contract.
  • Assesses the reliability of sub-contractors and suppliers. 
  • Ensuring that equipment is delivered to the right place at the right time.
  • Managing the system generated GR/IR and Blocked Invoice reports ensuring that they are kept up to date.
  • Ability to work within an extremely busy department and cope with the pressure of meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines.
  • Liase closely with personnel in other departments within the organisation.

Qualifications and Education:

  • General Education: Degree or equivalent level is desirable
  • Continuing Professional Development: A desire to further their education in a work-related qualification

Technical (including IT):

  • Familiar with all Microsoft packages
  • SAP experience desirable


  • Ability to communicate at all levels, negotiate costs savings

Self Management:

  • Should be able to work on own initiative as well as being part of a team



  • Sufficient experience gained in a purchasing envirnonment
  • Previous experience in the subsea sector of the oil and gas industry, UK oil & gas experience desireable

Managerial Experience:

  • Ability to self manage


  • Able to demonstrate a complete understanding of all purchasing functions, processes, procedures and forms



  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7's Management Principles
  • Support standards and procedures for the Human Resources Function
  • For level of authority see Expenditure and Authorisation Specification'
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