Buyer Jobs – SeaOwl Energy Services

Job Title:  Buyer

Organisation: SeaOwl Energy Services

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

SeaOwl manages the complete recruitment cycle from sourcing, recruitment, mobilization and personnel planning for energy customers. It is specialized in highly-skilled profiles and the underlying activity of designees / staff mainly covers drilling and off-shore oil rig management. It also provides scalable, integrated operations & maintenance resources and services covering the lifecycle of energy assets, as well as tele-operated surveillance and maintenance services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Job holder adheres to the H3SE rules
  • Be in constant alignment with H3SE Company rules, Procedures, Instructions and applicable legislation
  • Take the necessary measures to avert immediate threat of danger. Exercising caution as necessary to avoid danger to persons and installations or avoid pollution
  • The job holder ensures the Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance of the purchasing process with all internal Company’s rules (including OPS/CA guide to conduct) and all applicable laws and regulation (JV rules, Country laws…)
  • Give special attention to safety material in order to ensure all safety requirements such as testing, certifications, identifications, etc. are fully complied as per company requirements and local government regulations
  • Ensure the application of Total and/or affiliate General Terms and Conditions for purchase of equipments
  • Ensure the good administration and filing of all the purchasing documents and ensure that all approvals, justifications, circulation forms etc, are filed in line with the applicable procedures
  • The job holder liaises with Métier Partners and participates in the processes and communication of the purchasing entity by performing the following activities:
  • Contributes to the improvement of purchasing practices, procedures & reference documentation
  • Informs requesters during all the Purchasing Process (ref. E&P supply chain fundamentals)
  • Works in Duet with one or several Métier Partners in executing the purchasing process
  • Contributes to the evaluation of suppliers with Métier Partners
  • Contributes to reporting Key Performance Indicators
  • Uses Market Intelligence information, Cost models, target prices, etc
  • The Job holder executes the following procurement activities:
  • Handle the reception of purchase requisitions:
  • Receive and analyze PRs coming from Métier Partners for adequate material specification, budget authorization and cost centres
  • Confirm and clarify the S.O.W. in Duet with Métier Partners
  • Propose the bidder lists according to the nature of the requests
  • Group requisitions to reduce process costs, compile tender packages and organize call for tender/request for quotation, ensure the use of e-sourcing tools
  • Answer to tenderers’ requests for clarification
  • Study, compare and evaluate offers in order to have the most economical and contractual advantageous offer
  • Organize and lead negotiations with suppliers associated with award and performance of POs
  • Issue RTAs in Duet with Métier Partners
  • Establish corresponding contractual documents
  • Ensure the selected supplier has signed our CGP and CGES and is registered.
  • Ensure the follow-up of purchase orders until complete reception and payment
  • Ensure rapid and correct validation of PO’s
  • Ensure reception of acknowledgement of receipt for PO’s from suppliers
  • Ensure Suppliers’ delivers on time
  • Follow-up of goods receipt until affiliate’s central warehouse.
  • Negotiate and solve all changes leading to amendment from Métier Partners or suppliers/contractors
  • Clarify discrepancies between material received and orders, if any with suppliers
  • Work closely with the Duet counterpart to create the contracts dossier, Develop a clear definition of contractual responsibilities and discuss the agenda including:
  • Validation of contracts strategy
  • Presentation to Contract Committee
  • Negotiation and analysis of contractual and commercial bids
  • Preparation of recommendations to award with duet
  • Adapt standard and template contractual documents to local conditions
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to all contract owners/entities with respect to contractual matters
  • Liaise with C&P Methods/planning/market and line Manager for timely reporting.
  • Use frame agreements FALTC signed by headquarters

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a degree in Engineering, Management and Social Sciences
  • Three to five years in the oil and gas industry (Minimum 1 year as Graduate Buyer or 1 year in purchasing of goods and/or services in the petroleum industry).


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a detailed CV ONLY by email to: Via email: Subject of your email should be the position you are applying for


Deadline: 15th May 2022 by 5:00 pm


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