Jacobs Senior Buyer in South Brisbane, Australia

Senior Buyer


At approximately $15 Billion in revenues, Jacobs isone of world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional,and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineeringand construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific andspecialty consulting. We serve a broad range of companies and organizations,including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiplemarkets and geographies. Our global network includes approximately 77,000employees in more than 250 offices in more than 30 countries, with operationsin North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia,Africa, and Asia.

Jacobs is the lead contractor providing EPCMservices for the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project. This contract is worth $2.8bof surface and infrastructure works and will see us leading the way for over 5years to deliver this project successfully and safely. We are seeking toappoint a qualified Senior Buyer to join our profile and high functioning team.

This contract roleis considered a priority to our business and we are seeking strong applicantswho have a focus on quality and delivery coupled with a flexible attitude tomeet the varying needs of our global project. Jacobs is interested incandidates with solid procurement / purchasing experience (electrical andmechanical equipment) on a global EPCM project.

About the opportunity

You will be supporting all aspects ofthe procurement cycle and related logistics. You’ll support the purchasingrecords for the project, including procuring materials, supplies, parts andequipment which have been approved for purchase to ensure compliance with cost,quality and delivery requirements for the lifespan of the project.

This is a contract position for approximately6 months requiring significant experience at a Senior Buyer / ProcurementSpecialist level within the contracting environment. This role is located at our Brisbane CBD OT project office.

About you

You will be expected to work in aself-directed manner. Being systems savvy is ideal as you will need to learnour in-house Jacobs Material Management System to issue purchase orders.

Additional role requirements include:

  • Extensive Senior Buyer level experience

  • Investigate supply sources, visit and inspect suppliers’ premises andoperations, and make specific project reports and recommendations as required.

  • Implement the organisation’s purchasing policies, procedures andcontractual arrangements to ensure the procurement function is carried out withmaximum efficiency.

  • Call tenders and negotiate supply contracts.

  • Place orders according to specifications and within policy andguidelines.

  • Draw up purchasing contracts and submit these for authorisation.

  • Liaison withengineering and focal point for all technical clarification

  • Work closely with management and operations staff to provide up to dateinformation about materials and systems selection, thus contributingeffectively to cost minimisation.

  • Ensure effective purchasing records are maintained and that itemsordered are followed-up to ensure delivery by the required date.

  • Maintain knowledge of operation planning schedules to co-ordinate withpurchasing activities.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we offer rewarding careerswith ongoing development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and aculture that is collaborative and inclusive. We believe in collaboration andknowledge sharing, from global virtual teams to local work sharing options.Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are beingrepresented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to beconsidered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-South Brisbane

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Req ID: MIN0002D6