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Sr. Buyer

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Aker Solutions

Mobile, AL

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Company Overview

Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. Its engineering, design and technology bring discoveries into production and maximize recovery. The company employs approximately 14,000 people in about 20 countries. Go to for more information on our business, people and values.

Aker Solutions' Supply Chain team based in Mobile, Al is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, equipment, supplies and services, at minimal cost and consistent with delivery requirements and quality specifications. We need an experienced individual who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plans within the Gulf of Mexico market. We are looking for a Sr. Buyer.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Oversee the selection and ordering of materials, supplies and services from vendors

Coordinates purchasing activities with user departments to maintain optimum inventory and buy levels.

Develop, issue, and manage RFQs (Request for Quotes)

Issue POs (Purchase Orders), and close out POs

Lead supplier kick-off meetings, and participate in showings by manufacturing representatives and sellers.

Participate in design reviews

Manage the clarifications, engineering changes, concessions and deviations with suppliers, engineering and projects

Update the procurement milestone schedule & provide detailed written status updates for critical POs (long lead, critical path, complex)

Participate in project and/ or service meetings as required and provide updates on supplier progress

Make site visits to suppliers as required for critical POs & to build relationships and knowledge

Arrange transport / customs clearance for vendor provided items

Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action

Ensure all suppliers are qualified per Aker’s Supplier Qualification Procedure

Complete Supplier Performance Evaluations (SPEs)

Qualifications and Personal Qualities

BA / BS in accounting, business management or related field

10 years of experience in procurement / supply chain

Subsea oil and gas experience preferred

We Offer

Competitive compensation and benefits

Good work/life balance

Positive work environment with challenging tasks

Development opportunities

Contact Information

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing services.

For further information please contact: Julie Watkins, Sr. Recruiter,

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. Our knowledge and technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field.

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