Global Category Buyer OCTG & Subsurface Equipment (M/F/D)

wintershall dea

Stavanger, Norway

Next possible starting date


Supply Chain / Procurement



Application deadline: 11-Aug-2021

What you can expect
What you can expect

What you can expect – text

The Global Category Buyer in the  OCTG & Subsurface Equipment team will be located in BU Norway,  support Wintershall DEA business units globally and reports to the Global Category Manager located in Head Quarter. The category has a spend of about 80-90. mio. € per year and covers areas such as OCTG, Wellheads, Completion Equipment, Liner Hanger Equipment,Artificial Lift , as well as other subsurface equipment and related services.


Category Management

Plan to-Strategy:

  • Support the Global Category Manager as well as taking own responsibility in the development of category strategies, screening of supplier markets, demand, forecasts, spend, assess suppliers, identify improvement (cost/value/safety) levers and select priority opportunities for added value;


  • Establishment of the project/tender relevant procurement strategies, as well as introduction of activities defined in the Category Strategies, including setting final specifications and commercial conditions (as per Category standards), setting critical performance factors and agreeing on contract relevant key performance indicators, tender execution(e.g. preparation of ITT documents, , evaluation of submissions, conducting negotiations up to contract award;

Contract  and supplier performance management:

  • Execute contracts and ensure contract performance and adherence to contractual conditions, contract variations/amendments, handling of disputes and claims;

Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Manage supplier relationships; monitor supplier performance, support the drive for continuous improvement and/or supplier development, collect supplier feedback, reduce the cost of poor quality, optimize supply chain processes and drive innovation and value creation activities with selected suppliers;


  • Be the first point of contact for the category in BU Norway, be responsible for the coordination of the category demands, execution of the purchase orders, communication with suppliers, participating in the operational project meetings and following up on the timely delivery of ordered equipment supported by the procurement specialists in the BU.

Project Procurement Coordinator:

  • For larger capital projects and BU operations, be part of the project organization, establish project procurement strategy, coordinate between project and procurement organization, support smooth project organization, procurement reporting, manage non-conformities;


  • Ensure compliance with Wintershall Dea Management System
  • Foster a culture of improvement and HSEQ-compliance
  • Demonstrate knowledge through working in multidisciplinary teams, mentor and contribute to skill networks
  • Act as member of global Wintershall DEA Supply Chain community

What we expect
What we expect

What we expect


  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study (economics, supply chain, engineering)


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within procurement, supply chain and category management
  • Knowledge of E&P business – especially in relation to the category is an advantage

Personal Qualities:

  • Trust, care, open-minded and brave
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Team oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills and systematic approach
  • Cross cultural awareness

Preferred Skills:

  • Technical knowledge/understanding of the respective categories
  • Knowledge of Market within the respective categories of responsibility
  • Knowledge of Contract management (contracting skills, applicable law, Incoterms)
  • Knowledge and methods for example Development of Procurement strategies, Specification assessment, Tender management, Bid comparisons, Risk management, Supplier management, Business Partner management, Logistics / Supply chain management
  • Good negotiator
  • Flexible and willing to travel as needed (up to 20 %)
  • Cross cultural awarenessusiness – especially in relation to the category is an advantage
  • HSEQ and compliance commitment
  • Committed to company HSEQ policy and principles
  • Act responsibly and in accordance with company HSE and quality requirements
  • Act in accordance with company ethical guidelines and code of conduct

Language Skills:

  • English Fluent (oral and written)

We offer
We offer

We offer (external)

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging working environment
  • Networking and familiarization within the company
  • Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life, family and health
  • Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages

Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. 
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,500 people worldwide from over 60 nations. 

Contact: Pernille Holme Skipper, +495613011350