Lead Buyer Jobs in Abu Dhabi at Wood

Title: Lead Buyer

Company: Wood

Location: Abu Dhabi

Overview / Responsibilities

Due to anticipated growth throughout 2023, Wood is currently inviting applications for a

Lead Buyer

with experience in the oil and gas industry for our team in Abu Dhabi.


Manage a small team of buyers and lead an asset team reporting appropriately to the client

Undertake Procurement of “Long Lead” items including ITB, Evaluation, Purchase Order and Post Order Management

Support all on-going project Procurement activities as required

Report to Procurement Manager and assist with any other tasks as required

Assist in development of project procurement strategy

Approve bid lists

Approve tender documents for issue

Supervise bid receipt, opening and distribution

Ensure the Procurement Status Report (PSR) is maintained, issued and actively managed to achieve the required planned / forecast dates

Supervise the resolution of all Wood Supplier claims (example: warranties, defects, performance, etc)

Ensure the procurement function complete supplier performance reviews

Ensure timely close-out of all purchase orders

Preparing supplier performance evaluation and order close out

Performing all purchasing activity in accordance with the set project purchasing procedure and the purchasing work instructions

Skills / Qualifications

Minimum of 20 years experience in related buying and procurement positions for large EPC projects in the oil and gas industries

Previous Middle East experience is preferred

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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