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  • SOURCE: | Editor
    • POSTED ON: June 28, 2018
    • AUTHOR: Editor



    Job Title Procurement Associate
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    Department Supply Chain, Operation
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    Maersk Drilling is looking for a driven Procurement Associate to join our Procurement team in Accra. The team will play a central role in support of our 2 drillships operating in Ghana.


    We offer:

    This job provides an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to be exposed to exciting challenges and outstanding development opportunities within Maersk Drilling.

    You will gain knowledge, operational skills, as well as industry best practices. You will be part of Maersk Drilling Procurement team in Accra.

    The position will offer good development opportunities and for the proactive and driven personality this could be the perfect start to a long and exciting Procurement career within the O&G industry.

    Furthermore, you will work in a multi-cultural environment and engage with multiple internal and external stakeholders, which will greatly enhance and further develop your skills.


    Key Responsibilities:

    As a Procurement Associate in our supply chain team, you will be assigned the responsibility of supporting one of our drillships working in the Ghana with end-to-end purchasing. It will be your responsibility to oversee and support the purchasing activities to ensure optimized delivery to our rigs. You will also be responsible for actively supporting and collaborating with our colleagues in Operation and Finance to insure an optimized end-to-end purchasing flow. You will be the driver of various initiatives to improve the supply chain activities with the rig management team, ensuring procurement involvement in all bigger purchases, and plan ahead with the Drilling teams to ensure an efficient and cost optimized supply chain.

    Some of your main responsibilities are:

    • Close coordination and collaboration with the offshore requesters to ensure a smooth day-to-day procurement of goods and services for our unit operations; handling of orders, follow-up with suppliers and handling of invoices
    • Handling of urgent orders
    • Collaborate across department to ensure good Supply Chain deliverables, KPIs
    • Support in negotiation of Frame Agreements for all bigger spend areas not covered by a global strategy
    • Explore, establish and maintain good relations with key suppliers for the rigs
    • Close dialogue with the onshore and off-shore management to ensure procurement support on all bigger purchases
    • Drive projects to improve operations; number of urgent, inventory levels, logistics operations etc.
    • Drive procurement initiatives across units – ensure a holistic approach wherever possible


    Who we are looking for:

    • Candidates with Procurement experience, preferably 2-3 years’ experience
    • Self-driven, the right candidate will be able to drive improvements without strong supervision
    • International mind-set and desire to work in a multi-cultural organization
    • Natural curiosity to challenge status quo
    • Good communication, relationship and networking skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to deal with high stress levels and ability to multi-task with limited time and resources in a structured manner
    • Experience working with IFS (ERP system) would be an advantage
    • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Fluent in English – written and spoken


    It is required occasionally to support out of office hours to provide support to the rigs 24/7


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    Closing date: 1 month after publication

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