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Buyer II

Company: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Location: Panama City
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Responsible for the procurement of goods, supplies, equipment, and services in accordance with purchasing policies, regulations, and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions.

  • Investigates and develops sources of supply.

  • Prepares and solicits bids.

  • Issues requests for quotes/information.

  • Reviews quotations.

  • Negotiates for the purchase of goods, supplies, equipment, and services.

  • Prepares purchase orders and sends copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.

  • Ensures the communication of technical, quality, legal, and commercial requirement sourcing information for goods and services, and facilitates the resolution of commercial, quality, and technical issues related to sourced goods, both internal and external to Oceaneering.

  • Resolves purchasing issues between OII and vendors.

  • Performs administrative activities in support of the purchasing function.



    • A degree in business or a technical discipline plus 3 years of associated experience in purchasing. In lieu of a degree, high school diploma or general education degree (GED); and minimum 7+ years of associated experience in purchasing.

    • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures, materials, products, and the commodity market in an area of specialization.

    • Certifications from APICS or ISM desirable.


      • Communicate concisely with all levels inside and outside the company.

      • Have strong negotiations skills.

      • Strong mathematical skills.

      • Capable of understanding and interpreting CAD drawings.

      • Action oriented with a record of achieving business goals.

      • Strategic thinker that utilizes creative and innovative problem-solving approaches to achieve key company procurement goals.

      • Have high personal and professional integrity.

      • Be self-starting, highly organized, outgoing with excellent people skills.

      • Ability to work in fast-paced manufacturing environment with on-time delivery as a priority.

      • Basic knowledge of computer software such as Word and Excel.

      • Peoplesoft experience is a plus.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Inc., Tallahassee , Buyer II, Other , Panama City, Florida

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