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Global Category Buyer

Do you have solid experience with procurement?

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We are currently looking for a Global Category Buyer for Well Construction to join the Supply Chain team at international E&P company.

The Global Category Buyer for Well Construction will report to the Global Category Manager for Well Construction and will be part of the Supply Chain Subsurface team. The category includes for example directional drilling, wireline logging services and all other well construction and well completion services, etc.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the Global Category Manager in developing category and subcategory strategies, monitor supplier markets, create demand forecasts, analyze spend, assess suppliers, identify and act on opportunities for added value;
  • Implement activities defined in the category strategies, including agreeing final specifications and setting commercial conditions, define critical performance factors, manage tender processes, evaluation of proposals, conducting final negotiations up to contract award;
  • Manage contracts and fellow up suppliers with regards to adherence to contractual conditions, contract variations/amendments; handle disputes and claims;
  • Manage supplier relationships; monitor supplier performance, support the drive for continuous improvement and supplier development, collect supplier feedback, reduce the cost of poor quality and non-productive time (NPT), optimize supply chain processes;
  • For larger capita I projects and operations, be part of the project organization, establish a project procurement strategy, coordinate between the project and the supply chain organization, provide supply chain reports, manage non-conformities
  • Responsible for HSEQ excellence by conducting HSEQ activities incl. quality, process safety & environmental engineering



  • Master’s degree in relevant field of study (economics, engineering, legal) or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in strategic procurement in the E&P industry
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of the Well Construction category, and knowledge of global markets for the category
  • Knowledge of contract management (contracting skills, applicable law, lncoterms)
  • Fluent in English (oral and written); Norwegian is an advantage
  • Excellent negotiation skills with proven records
  • Flexible and willing to travel (at times extensively)
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive and business acumen
  • Self-motivated, proactive and team-oriented
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills, with cross-cultural awareness


Location: Stavanger

Start date is ASAP.


If you want to apply for the position as Global Category Buyer upload your CV and application below, or send your documents to soknad@nokkelpersonell.no


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