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Buyer and Inventory Controller

Job details

Salary: Negotiable

Length of Employment: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Reference: PS3891SH

Vacancy First Advertised: Wednesday 26th June 2024

Job description

P+S Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our clients, who are currently seeking a Buyer and Inventory Controller to join their team on a permanent, full-time basis based in Great Yarmouth.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to other locations as part of the role, which could include a Vessel in Esbjerg and suppliers in the UK and Europe.

Role Summary:
To manage and organise, including but not limited to Procurement, Inventory Control, Logistics (Transport and Distribution, both Importing and Exporting) and Company Insurances to support the company’s business activities with its clients, while promoting and performing best practises, in accordance with the company’s procedures and policies.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Negotiate, agree, and organise contracts and purchase order Commercial Terms with suppliers as required by the company and remaining in contact to deal with any issues that arise.
  • Perform reviews on annual contracts that require renewing, including annual pricing reviews wherever applicable and renegotiating and amending, as necessary.
  • Source new vendors and create, develop, and maintain excellent relationships and maintain the Company’s supplier list.
  • Entering purchase orders on Sage 200 from internal purchasing requests as well as daily administration tasks related to system.
  • Maintain regular communications with suppliers to monitor pricing and lead times etc., negotiating with the supplier, where required.

Inventory Control (Chemicals & Proppant):

  • Maintain daily, monthly, and annual chemical transactions and movements on the Sage 200 system.
  • Maintain accurate inventory control and perform inventory checks in the warehouse and on the vessel as required by the company, but as a minimum once per year.
  • Play a leading role with other internal SWS departments in developing chemical and proppant forecasts to satisfy clients work commitments and placing purchase orders to satisfy demand(s).
  • Play a leading role in the management of the company’s waste disposal.

Logistics Transport & Distribution (Import & Export):

  • Manage and organise the company’s transport demands as required including with shipping companies and freight forwarders.
  • Issue commercial invoices and manifests as required for local shipments and import and export.
  • Play a leading role with suppliers, other external companies, and internal departments to ensure that all shipments are packed in accordance with the necessary regulations (i.e., NORSOK and DNV etc.) and the client requirements.

Company Insurances:

  • Organise new Insurances (as required) and renewal of all company’s insurance policies on an annual basis, as required and instructed by the company.
  • Maintain regular communications with the company’s insurance partners and pro-actively communicate to the senior management of the company, any changes in the insurance policies that affect the cover of the policies.
  • Play a leading role, with the company’s insurance partners, third party companies, and the company’s internal departments, in the event that the company or its employees require to make a claim under the insurance policies, and to assist and negotiate a satisfactory settlement

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) - Desirable
  • Proven and reoccurring success in purchasing and supply.
  • Inventory Control experience.
  • A good understanding and experience of Logistics, transport, Import and Export.
  • A basic understanding of insurance.
  • Knowledge and experience in Sage 200 Procurement and Inventory Systems.
  • An understanding of marine hydraulic fracturing and the oil and gas industry, with some chemical and engineering knowledge.

Person Specification:

  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative.
  • Able to work unsupervised.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Willingness to travel in the UK and Overseas as required to Vessel, Client, and Supplier locations.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Packages, including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

Working Hours and Benefits:

  • Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Ability to apply for Private Medical
  • 22 days holiday per annum, plus 8 days for Public / Bank Holidays.

If this is a role you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV is up to date.

Alternatively, please email your CV directly to

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