Buyer - Aberdeen (Ref: 1354)

Hydrasun is a recognised market leader in the provision of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions.  We are focused on supporting the energy transition through our work in the oil and gas, renewable energy, general industrial and marine industries worldwide.

We are recruiting for a Buyer is to ensure that the procurement service meets the needs of Hydrasun and complies with Company policies and procedures and to purchase materials in an efficient, effective and professional manner. 

Essential Experience, Qualifications and Competencies

  • Previous experience within a Procurement environment
  • Knowledge of a variety of Purchasing methods and procedures
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both in writing and verbally
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Working knowledge and experience of ERP systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and organise workload Able to demonstrate a flexible, “can do” approach to their work
  • Ability to use their initiative to drive forward projects and procedures.

Desirable Experience, Qualifications and Competencies

  • Qualification in Purchasing methods
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Experience with Hydrasun products or a similar range of products
  • Planning and scheduling skills.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all requisitions and pricing requests etc, are processed in a prompt and efficient manner, and within Company procedures
  • Ensure that all materials and services are sourced, priced, purchased and supplied in accordance with Company Business Management System
  • Ensure that all orders placed meet the requirements, protect the interests of Hydrasun, are legally binding and cover all relevant terms and conditions
  • Analyse and evaluate offers with regard to commercial and contractual issues and adequately address technical issues/evaluation to technical department
  • Select appropriate suppliers  for the materials to be purchased  in line with Supplier Management Strategies
  • Commit Purchase Orders in a timely and cost efficient manner, within limits of financial authority, against duly approved requisitions and with Hydrasun approved suppliers
  • Run and manage MRP report on a daily basis, placing any resulting stock orders in a manner deemed timely by management team
  • Take actions wherever necessary to identify and mitigate risks and ensure that suppliers fulfil the Contracts/Purchase Orders
  • Ensure that order acknowledgements are in accordance with the Purchase Orders
  • Constantly monitor all confirmed orders with suppliers ensuring on time delivery and supporting the Expeditor as and when required.

Act as conduit between suppliers and Hydrasun to advise internal customers of:

  • changes to product
  • changes to delivery or lead times
  • changes to prices
  • availability of new product ranges or alternative products

Supplier Management

  • Develop and execute against Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategies and communicate clearly with key stakeholders Understand system data to maintain strong Supplier Performance Management (SPM) results and develop plans to introduce improvements as required
  • Clearly communicate SPM performance to key stakeholders
  • Manage day to day executional Supplier performance and relationships.


  • To fully understand the Purchasing department‘s targets and objectives
  • To provide any management reports and conduct any audits in a timely manner
  • To maintain any filing up to date.

Continuous Improvement/Personal Development

  • To fully understand Company targets and objectives
  • To understand, agree and achieve personal objectives set by the Purchasing Manager
  • To adhere to all HSE Management System and QMS procedures
  • To adhere to all Human Resource Management System procedures and take an active part in the Performance Management Process and the Competence and Training Programme
  • To participate in any duty rota which may apply
  • To be a proactive team member and positively promote communication and information sharing.

For more information regarding this vacancy please contact our recruitment team: or 01224 618654.

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