Oil Company Logistics Jobs – Senior Subsurface Buyer at China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)

Organization: China
National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About CNOOC:
CNOOC Uganda Limited is a
subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). As a new company
in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities
to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda Limited and join our
experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and
ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a
valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Senior
Subsurface Buyer will be responsible for all oil field construction related

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead
    and work with the Junior Subsurface Buyer to conduct prequalification,
    establish an approved bidders list, prepare bid packages; lead bid
    evaluation, clarification and contract award recommendation; facilitate
    contract negotiation and execution; administer and maintain all contracts
    required by CNOOC Uganda Limited in accordance with the established
    Procurement Policy, EHS policy, contracting strategy and consistent with
    any other internal policies and procedures.
  • Ensure
    that all responsible CNOOC Uganda Limited contracts with qualified
    contractors and on terms and conditions that best protect the interest of
  • Significant
    amount of time devoted to resolving disputes with Contractors. These
    disputes occur both on the front end to resolve contract terms and
    conditions exceptions before a contract can be signed and also at the
    conclusion of the contract in order to resolve claims and clear the way
    for final contract settlement and resolution.
  • Look
    for assistance from Legal Counsel if necessary to resolve the disputes.
  • The
    key is to achieve best results and interests for CNOOC Uganda Limited
    while maintaining a positive relationship with contractor and promote
    CNOOC Uganda Limited to be seen as fair and preferred customers.
  • Assists
    the Procurement Manager in preparation of Procurement and Contracting
  • Plan,
    correspondence, presentations and materials statistical reports
  •  Facilitate/coordinate meetings with
    end-users and contractors; Acts as liaison and coordinator between
    end-users and contractors to address change orders.
  • Delivers
    internal training on Procurement Procedure, and provides contract
    interpretation to end-users as necessary.
  • Continuously
    evaluate the performance of Subsurface Procurement.
  • Recommend
    process improvement changes, implement approved recommendations, and
    monitor results and report findings to Strategic Procurement Manager
  • The
    job holder will primarily offer overall direction, supervision, mentoring,
    motivation and on-the-job training to the Junior Subsurface Buyer and
    prepare them for advancement.
  • Focus
    on building a strong team to fulfill all the operation requirements.
  • Identify
    training and development requirements and report findings to Procurement
    Manager, work with Procurement Manager and HR scheduling training
    opportunities for Junior Subsurface Buyer and himself.
  • Work
    as a satellite team member of all departments of internal clients, in
    order to better understand, and proactively respond to their respective
    procurement requirements and thereby improve the delivery of ordered
    equipments and materials.
  • Promote
    Procurement group image by providing effective and efficient services and
    adding values to the integral business process.
  • Promote
    the Procurement group to be seen as fair, diligent, and totally
  • Maintain
    contracts data base information and issue periodic reports to all internal
    user groups about the current status of all active contracts.
  • Reporting
    system to allow sufficient time for advance planning to ensure continuity
    of service or otherwise as required
  • Support
    the Procurement Manager to achieve the overall department objectives and
    performance excellence
  •  Fulfill any other requirements assigned
    by Procurement Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in planning,
    management or the related.
  • At
    least 10 years related working experience in oil and gas industry.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of laws, rules, policies and procedures of procurement.
  • Extensive
    knowledge of logistics and foreign trade process.
  • Knowledge
    of declaration, import and export transportation.
  • Good
    understanding of oil E&P Operations.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications by sending
their applications which should include a CV and application Letter MERGED into
ONE document to this email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com.
Please DO NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in
the Subject of your email.
Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum
requirements shall be contacted.

Deadline: 23rd September, 2013 by 5.00PM.
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