Principal Buyer in 04, Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Job Overview:

This position will hold responsibility for Supply Chain Function within the Project Management Team. The role will need to collaborate with key stakeholders on the development and implementation of project requirements and have a key interface with the client and vendors to ensure project milestones are met on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Capable of managing high volume of procurement packages within tight timeline and concurrently working with multiple projects if required.
  • Establish and lead the procurement strategy within the Project Management Team, ensure all contract requirements are incorporated as well as negotiated to include the Project required flow down conditions to minimize exposure.
  • Development of a Project Procurement Execution Plan, to include all purchasing, expediting, logistics, communication and project goals
  • Monitors project supply chain management related activities and performance, providing direction and support
  • Prepares project budgets, staffing plans, effort completion forecasts etc
  • Ensure CLIENT needs are identified and effectively addressed, pertaining to all supply chain/procurement requirements, and act where required, as a single point of contact with CLIENT for all supply chain and procurement requirements.
  • Ensure problems are identified on a timely basis and appropriate corrective action plans are developed to allow resolution; participate in resolving disputes, claims and performance issues
  • Ensure effective and timely status reporting, to include representing the supply chain management function in project team meetings
  • Ensure auditable procurement files are maintained and project filing and record retention procedures are implemented
  • Ensure adherence to project schedule requirements
  • General oversight of all project supply chain management activities
  • Ensure deliverable quality level meets both internal and external customer requirements and expectations
  • Be the primary interface with peers and others appropriate, so as to provide and receive information that will allow all to perform more effectively
  • Lead effort to conduct project reviews, to include transfer of lessons learned to peers and others as appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate approval cycles are maintained
  • Responsible for the procurement packages management for budget and cost including monitoring on expenditures on payment approval, change orders etc.
  • Be responsible to manage any dispute on claims with vendors with liaison with SPS, PMT, Legal, etc.
  • Deliver reports required to Project, Client and function on time.
  • To provide best independent advice to the Project Management Team and Function during the project tenure.
  • Provide support to SCM Function on as need basis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 10 years of procurement experience in an EPC company, preferably in Offshore sector.
  • Engineering Background or additional qualifications in Supply Chain are highly desirable
  • Computer proficient and excellent in English Language, Arabic would be an added advantage.
  • Saudi Nationals are preferred.
  • Arabic language skills is an advantage.
  • McDermott is an equal opportunity employer and building diverse teams is part of our Core Values. We actively encourage applications from female candidates.

Company Overview:

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutionsfrom the wellhead to the storage tankto transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

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