Dec 19, 2017

Buyer Careers - McDermott

  • McDermott
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Accounting and Auditing Jobs Purchasing Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:  Buyer

Company Name: McDermott

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Buyer is the principal contact for all commercial and contractual matters.
  • Locates and establishes vendors for materials as requisitioned by Engineering / Project Management.
  • Prepares, checks and issues inquiries ensuring quotations are submitted within specified period.
  • Summarizes the available quotations and forwards a recommendation to Engineering/Project Management based on price, quality, delivery, service and commercial viability.
  • Obtain required approvals as per established procedures, issue and process purchase orders.
  • Maintains full records of requisitions received, inquiries issued and purchase orders placed on each project.
  • Work closely with material department/ shipping in resolution of material delivery issues.
  • Ensure material purchased meets requirements and applicable specifications.
  • Ensure compliance with established McDermott Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure that all relevant documents, approvals, and cost center codes have been obtained and are accurate prior to purchase order processing.
  • Work with accounting department in resolution of invoicing issues.
  • Identify, evaluate, prepare and negotiate change orders; process changes with vendors as directed.
  • Identify, evaluate and monitor risks to McDermott related to selection of alternate vendor proposals
  • Facilitate pre and post award meetings with vendors.
  • Maintain purchase records and value accrual amounts for project capital expenditures (ACE/AFE).
  • Interact with requisitioner on quantity, description, substitutions, availability of requested goods and services.
  • Interfaces with Engineering / Project Management as required.
  • Works closely with vendors and ensures that information gained can be used to serve the best interests of the company.
  • Handle other tasks as assigned from time to time.
  • Provide support in the development and update of cost forecasts.
  • Reconcile purchases for the end of project close out process.
  • Provide input for weekly / monthly reports.
  • Work in accordance with company policies and statutory obligations.
  • Provide guidance on subcontract management matters to area personnel.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should hold Bachelor’s degree in a Business Related Field preferred, equivalent experience will be taken into consideration.
  • One to three years related purchasing experience
  • Ability to accomplish established objectives within a diverse corporate environment
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively; verbally and in writing in a business setting
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office computer applications including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

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