Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

1.0 Corporate Requirements
JOB TITLE: Senior Buyer
REPORTING TO: Procurement Supervisor

Seadrill Angola

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

1.4job Specific Responsibilities

  • 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

1.8 Other Requirements

  • 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


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