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Procurement Lead

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National Capital District, Morobe, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Central, Gulf, Hela, Madang, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

Mining, Oil and Gas, Procurement / Purchasing


We are seeking EoI's from the upper echelon of the PNG Market for the role of Procurement Lead to be based at the LNG Plant Site in Port Moresby and required to travel to Hides and other project locations.

Reporting to the In-country Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the Procurement of Materials and Services in accordance with company procedures ensuring that all Procurement transactions are auditable and Purchase Orders are closed out expediently.

Overview / Responsibilities

  • Lead the In-country (PNG) Procurement for projects under EMPNG Contract at POM, Hides and other Project locations in PNG .
  • Manage a team of Buyers / Material Controllers based in PNG.
  • Interface with the Project & Procurement team in Melbourne to get an alignment on resource requirements.
  • Assist with development of Project Procurement Plans;
  • Development of bidder lists and sourcing strategies in accordance with client requirements; Continually look at developing in-country vendor / fabricator base for supply in accordance with EM project requirements.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal customers and external customers;
  • Initiate and participate in the prequalification and approval of new suppliers, followed by ongoing supplier management;
  • Issuance of Request For Quote packages and commercial assessment of vendor bids ensuring optimum value for the client as a result of thorough technical and commercial bid evaluations;
  • Manage supplier negotiations ensuring accurate interpretation and definition of agreed terms pre-award along with contract management post-award;
  • Provide procurement support to projects through the procurement and expedition of materials and vendor data on schedule and within cost to contribute to the successful delivery of multiple projects;
  • Purchasing material for multiple engineering functions (electrical, piping, mechanical and structural);
  • Manage and mitigate commercial issues with suppliers;
  • Timely processing and resolution vendor invoices . Continually monitor for timely processing of vendor Invoices, resolution of bottle necks to ensure payment in accordance with agreed terms.
  • Work closely with the Quality Department to assist with coordinating inspection requirements post and prior to PO placement;
  • Assisting with creating and managing schedules, budgets, forecasting, and reporting;
  • Facilitate technical discussions between WOOD Engineers and Vendor Engineers;
  • Ensuring compliance to clients execution plan and overall WOOD Supply-Chain Policies and Procedures;
  • Assisting with managing surplus materials through buy back agreements and / or surplus disposal plans;
  • Maintaining an auditable file of all purchase order documentation / correspondence;
  • Timely close out of projects and purchase orders;
  • Identify and report procurement cost saving initiatives.


  • Minimum of 15 years experience in related buying & procurement positions for large EPC projects in the oil & gas industry.
  • The individual should have varied and detailed work experience in the industry and a detailed knowledge of suppliers, commercial evaluations, negotiation and terms & conditions of purchase;
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills;
  • Experience with VPRM (preferred) – Oracle.

Additional Details

The Company embraces diversity in our workforce, ensuring we have a workforce that provides us with a wide range of skills, ideas and energy. Embracing diversity means the Company will acknowledge, understand and appreciate the differences between individuals in developing a workplace that develops, benefits and enhances their value.

Selection for employment, promotion or any other benefit will be made on the basis of merit, ability and suitability.

How to Apply

Please quote job reference 2018-29413 in all correspondence relating to this position. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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