Strategic Buyer

Vega Consultants AS
Strategic Buyer


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Strategic Buyer to join our client’s team in the oil and gas industry. As a Strategic Buyer, you will play a key role in the strategic procurement process, establishing partnerships, evaluating offers, conducting negotiations, and managing collaboration agreements.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Participate in strategic procurement activities, contributing to the development and implementation of effective procurement strategies.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with potential partners, suppliers, and vendors, both locally and internationally, to build a strong network and ensure a reliable supply chain.
  • Prepare comprehensive request-documents, including technical and commercial specifications, for procurement processes.
  • Evaluate offers received from suppliers, assessing them against predefined criteria and making informed recommendations.
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers to achieve favorable terms, including pricing, delivery schedules, and contractual terms.
  • Maintain existing collaboration agreements and framework agreements, ensuring compliance and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Proactively seek and develop new collaboration agreements to expand the supplier base and enhance procurement options.
  • Actively participate in the company’s tender work, preparing tender documents, coordinating the evaluation process, and supporting contract award decisions.
  • Stay up to date with market trends, industry developments, and regulatory requirements relevant to the procurement function.

Ideally, you will have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, technical studies, or a combination of these.
  • Extensive experience in procurement within the oil and gas industry.
  • Solid knowledge of “Norwegian Total Contract” and “Norwegian Conditions for Purchase 2016”.
  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining successful partnerships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement processes, including request-for-proposal (RFP) preparation, bid evaluation, and negotiation techniques.
  • Familiarity with local and international suppliers, market trends, and best practices in strategic procurement.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to influence and build strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong knowledge in relevant IT-systems and tools, such as ERP-systems.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for procurement in the oil and gas industry, we invite you to apply now!

As a consultant for Vega Consultants, you will receive competitive compensation and benefits and regular follow-up and support throughout your contract.

If this sounds like the position for you, then we would love to hear from you. Candidates will be assessed continuously, so send us your application today!








Candidates will be reviewed continuously


Krister Karlsen Dahlberg
41 13 37 29