Category Buyer Permanent Procurement

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TAQA is an international energy and water company listed in Abu Dhabi operating in 11 countries across four continents. In the Netherlands, we focus on the development of strategic energy infrastructure projects and on the exploration and production of oil and gas. TAQA has operated oil and gas production platforms in the North Sea and natural gas storage and production facilities in the province of Noord-Holland for over 40 years.

Basic purpose of the role

The Category Buyer provide support to the Supply Chain department. Coordinate and facilitate defined categories. She / he is also responsible for selection process of suppliers, contract negotiations and execution of contract and supplier management in her/his categories.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparing, executing and evaluating tenders and RFQ’s for goods and services with a value in the range of (approximately) 10 thousand to 5 million euros;
  • Writing tender tactics and recommendations for award;
  • Leading contract negotiations with support of the legal department;
  • Executing contract- and supplier management;
  • Active participation in development of the Supply Chain department;
  • Obtains and provides information to others within the organization or to the external parties;
  • Answers queries by investigating records, databases, files etc. in order to establish and/or clarify facts;
  • Able to work on own initiative, and to network with colleagues effectively;
  • Requires in-depth technical knowledge and procurement experience working with mainly technical stakeholders to provide procurement guidance in the cross-functional team which enables the buyer to work without day-to-day supervision;
  • Resolves day-to-day issues and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement related to Supply Chain;
  • Act independently to deliver procurement projects within a defined strategy and planning;
  • Executes, leads and manages sourcing projects (RFI, RFP, RFQ, ITT) in cross-functional teams within pre-defined category strategies;
  • Evaluates supplier offers and negotiates contracts based on predefined templates and procedures;
  • Is able to align the requirements of the internal stakeholders with the Supply Chain strategy through stakeholder management and communication skills;
  • Manages dedicated contracts (claims, KPI’s, amendments, addendums, performance evaluations) for the duration of a project;
  • Requires a broad understanding of the organization, functions, roles and responsibilities. Frequently dealing with company sensitive information;
  • Decisions are made within defined guidelines with minimal supervision;
  • Defines category strategy and planning for projects, taking into account: the market place, internal and external risks, requirements of internal stakeholders and management, total cost of ownership and total lifecycle of the goods and or services;
  • Manages the overall supplier base and actively enhances cross-functional use of contracts and suppliers;
  • Adapts and enhances quality and value in existing methods; makes better as part of day-to-day activities;
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills.
  • Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor degree;
  • NEVI 2 or equivalent;
  • 10 – 15 years of experience in a similar role and / or relevant working experience, preferably in the oil & gas industry;
  • Fluency in both Dutch and English Language (both spoken / written);
  • MS/Office Suite (MS/Word, Excel and PowerPoint) competency.
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