Maintenance Purchasing Officer

basrah, Iraq

Job Reference 1242886

Location basrah, Iraq

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 7, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Maintenance Purchasing Officer

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.

Airswift is seeking for a Maintenance Purchasing Officer to work with our client based in Basra, Iraq. 

Key Activities:
  • Raise Purchase Orders in line with business rules.
  • Ensure Purchase Orders are approved in line with business rules.
  • Email the Purchase Order to the supplier (where the system does not support automatic emailing of the Purchase Order).
  • Receipt Purchase Order based on an approved goods receipt note/delivery docket.
  • Request credit notes from suppliers and send to Accounts Payable for processing.
  • Establish sound relationships with suppliers, ensure lead times are met and expedite outstanding orders.
  • Purchase Requisitions (PR) /Purchase Order (PO) amendment processing.
  • Material Requisitions (MR) processing.
  • Shipments delivery inspection coordination for Materials receiving (GR).
  • Drive continuous improvement across Purchasing process.
  • Provide regular report (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) for MR, PR, PO status as well as updating delivery/shipment status. Notifying section head for any critical or urgent material shipment.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Up-stream or Mid-Stream of the Oil and Gas project/operations engineering business.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably Business Administration, Accountancy or Finance.
  • 4 – 5 years’ experience in a Purchasing role, including data entry.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions; prepare clear and concise records, reports and other written materials.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
  • Organize, plan and complete projects.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally orally and in writing.
  • Work with minimal supervision; schedule own time according to established priorities; work under less detailed instructions to complete assignments.
  • Utilize data extraction abilities and process knowledge to participate in continuous process and data quality improvement initiatives.

Skills Required:
  • Strong understanding of Purchasing principles and processes.
  • Experience with Purchasing systems (preferred).
  • Analytical and can solve purchasing and inventory related problems.
  • Strong data entry skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Proactive, highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Highly organized.
  • Experienced with MS Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Maximo / Aconex
  • Microsoft Offices


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