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Senior Buyer


Fornebu, Norway
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May 31, 2024
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Do you want to solve global energy challenges for future generations?


At Aker Solutions we are committed to helping the energy industry and broader society #PowerTheChange towards a low-carbon future. We are changemakers and problem solvers with more than 180 years of experience. Our ambitions are high. By 2030, renewables and low-carbon solutions for oil and gas will make up two-thirds of our business. Do you want to be a part of driving the transition?

Aker Solutions has been awarded several large, long-term energy projects. By joining us now, you'll have an exceptional opportunity to be involved from the early stages and contribute to the successful execution of these new energy projects.

The project procurement and logistics management department in Fornebu handles direct procurement and logistics activities for projects in the segments New Build and New Energies. Typical projects include topsides, floaters, carbon capture and storage facilities, wind turbine foundations and offshore converter stations for wind turbine parks.

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What will you be doing?

In the role as Senior Buyer, you will normally work on projects as a Package Responsible Buyer (PRB), taking commercial responsibility for designated procurement packages. Reporting to the Project Procurement Manager, you'll collaborate closely with Package Responsible Engineers (PREs) to ensure the successful execution and completion of procurement packages. Your responsibilities will include:

  • develop procurement strategies and plans for assigned packages
  • perform all procurement activities efficiently and ensure successful execution of the Procurement Process
  • maintaining commercial awareness within the organization
  • handling change management and contract risks
  • representing the procurement team to project management and the supplier market
  • present contract status in reports and meetings
  • take on more complex tasks as required (e.g. Lead on less complex projects)
  • the position may include traveling

We think you should have:

We're seeking candidates with a minimum of five years' experience in procurement and/or sales, of bulk materials (e.g. steel materials, piping, valves, electrical cables, surface protection) or complex equipment packages (e.g. compressors, generators, pumps, electrical switchboards). However, if you have a background in project management and an interest in Supply Chain Management, you are encouraged to apply. Additionally, we're looking for individuals with:

  • a higher education degree in business and/or engineering
  • experience with EPC projects or project management
  • technical understanding and commercial skills
  • strong communication and presentation skills in English, both written and spoken
  • a team-player attitude
  • strong work ethics and proactive mindset
  • flexibility and a solution-oriented approach

More reasons to work with us:

  • Professional development and excellent career opportunities with the chance to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from oil and gas, renewables (carbon capture, hydrogen, and offshore wind) to aqua culture
  • Competitive pay and benefits with excellent pension and insurance schemes as well as private health services provided by Aker Care
  • A healthy work-life balance with flexible working conditions throughout the different phases of your life journey
  • Access to welfare club with free gym facilities, sports equipment hires and cabins for rent in the mountains and by the sea
  • Fantastic office building with onsite canteen
  • Immediate proximity to public transport, restaurants and shopping

Interested? Contact us.

For more information about the position, please contact:

Synøve Sørland, Team Lead permanent recruitment, NES Advantage Solutions, email:

Kindly note that all applications are to be submitted through the recruitment system only. We will not process applications received via email. Applications will be evaluated continuously.

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing services.

Semac background checks are performed on all final candidates.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our goal is to make Aker Solutions a place where everyone can perform at their best by creating opportunities for all. We see diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and as a key competitive advantage. Diversity includes not only gender, ethnicity, or age but also disabilities, religion, sexual orientation, and many other parts of one’s identity. We welcome your application no matter who you are or where you come from and encourage you to let us know if you need any supportive adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

This is Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 15 countries.