Procurement Officer

Location: Base - Aberdeen
Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: March 2020

Procurement Officer

Stena Drilling manages international drilling operations, with a fleet of 6 drilling units supported from our headquarters in Aberdeen.

We currently have new opportunity, for a Procurement Officer to join our busy team, based in Aberdeen.  Some of the duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;

  • To work in accordance with the company and departments objectives and procedures.
  • To review requisitions received to ensure that they are properly authorised and correct in accordance with department procedures.
  • Purchase or hire, in accordance with department procedures, goods, materials and services for use within or by Stena Drilling.
  • To procure/source equipment, materials and services in support of drilling rigs/ships if outside frame/sphere agreement.
  • To ensure correct certification is supplied where necessary.
  • Negotiate frame agreements as directed.
  • To ensure all returns from rig are actioned in a timely manner.
  • To ensure all equipment for repair is sent to vendor & weekly updates are obtained on status of repair.
  • To ensure rental equipment is given priority when returning to vendor.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for best possible price and lead times.
  • To ensure all urgent requisitions are actioned in a timely manner and all concerned are aware of status.
  • To maintain good communications with requisitioners to ensure that they are appraised of requisition status.
  • To expedite all open orders in a timely manner.
  • To assist in budget control & analyse/report any major over-runs.
  • Assist with preparation for budget submissions, by obtaining quotations as directed.
  • To ensure Rig Manager/Rig Accountant is aware of any high cost orders that will not be completed / closed out by year end and will need to be accrued.
  • Verify and approve vendor invoices in a timely manner.
  • Any other duties as required by the Procurement Manager.

Qualifications and Experience


  • High School Education
  • Good administrative skills, including the use of computer systems
  • Suitable experience in offshore industry
  • Good Communication skills & time management skills
  • Positive ‘service attitude’
  • Systematic & conscientious approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation qualities
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of drilling industry & associated equipment