Field Buyer

Ref: TNO-RQ24-27

Permanent only
Supply Chain & Procurement
Calgary, AB. Canada

Job Title: Field Buyer - RQ 24-27

Are you interested in being part of a team that believes in the pursuit of excellence, conducting work in a safe and sustainable manner and being courageous and collaborative in everything we do?

TAQA North is seeking a Field Buyer to join its team. The successful candidate will report to the Supply Chain Supervisor and collaborate with internal stakeholders to conduct tactical sourcing events, issue purchase order and complete required reporting.   You will be responsible for, but are not limited to, conducting RFx (e.g., Request for Proposal, Request for Quotation) events, performing evaluations, negotiating favorable commercial terms, and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  Strong skills are required to effectively interface with key partners and cross-functional teams.

Please note that this position is based out of our Calgary office located downtown with 25% travel will be required for certain operational disciplines.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Compliance: Contribute to ensuring that all controllable spend adheres to the supply chain and procurement procedures set forth by TAQA North. Conduct procurement activities in accordance with applicable requirements and procedures set forth by TAQA North.
  • Collaborating with Cross-Functional Teams: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to continuously improve supplier performance and ensure that procurement processes align with overall business objectives.
    • Communicate matters of commercial significance, contractual issues, and contingency plans with cross-functional teams.
    • Manage activities to meet established deadlines.
  • Collaborating with Supply Chain Team: Work with Supply Chain team members to ensure alignment. Support Supply Chain team members within procurement activities.
  • Sourcing Activities: Conduct sourcing activities including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Review and process purchase requisitions for goods and/or services.
    • Issue purchase orders and work orders as required to facilitate procurement processes.
    • Execute tactical sourcing events (RFx).
    • Analyzing and conducting qualitative and quantitative supplier proposal/quotation analyses.
    • Track cost savings/cost avoidances.
  • Fact-based decision making: Use various internal and external data sources to facilitate fact-based decision making and ensure accurate and objective decision-making processes.
  • Monitoring Supply Chain Metrics: Track and monitor key supply chain metrics such as cost savings and cost avoidance to ensure efficient supply chain operations.
    • Coordinate with suppliers and cross-functional teams to ensure ordered and delivered goods are available for project and operational activities.
  • Contracts Coordination: Work with the Contracts Coordinator to ensure proper documentation is developed and approved to meet legal and procurement requirements.

Your Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of combined experience in purchasing, with a proven track record of success.
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as Business Administration or Supply Chain Management, or equivalent business education and experience.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment and execute plans with analytical precision, leveraging strong problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to make sound decisions under pressure.
  • A strong team player, with a positive attitude and the ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve common goals.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to accuracy and thoroughness in all tasks.
  • Proficient in using the entire Microsoft Office suite, with advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerBI, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Maximo P2P software (or an equivalent ERP system) and possess a demonstrated proficiency in managing procurement and supply chain processes through said system.

Benefits of Working at TAQA North:

Great Team Environment

  • We do what is right for our environment, community, and people.
  • We believe in equal employment opportunities and strive for a diverse workplace.
  • We celebrate and recognize our people.

Highly Competitive Benefits Program

  • TAQA North offers a comprehensive benefits program. In addition to extended health, dental and vision, we offer a group savings plan, healthcare spending account and wellness plan
  • We respect work/life balance and offer a robust vacation program including flex days
  • We believe in giving back to our communities and offer volunteer days and a charity matching program

Growth Potential

  • TAQA is a global organization with operations in numerous locations around the world including the UK, Iraq, Netherlands, and the UAE
  • TAQA North has field operations in Alberta and Saskatchewan that deliver production of approximately 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day with the aim to grow to 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day.


  • TAQA aims to be a low carbon power and water champion and understands the important role that oil and gas plays in energy transition.
  • TAQA North is committed to being a safe and environmentally responsible producer and is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through innovative processes like Acid Gas Injection and Inline Testing.

TAQA is an Abu Dhabi based company that provides water and energy to communities around the world with an oil and gas sector. When you join TAQA North, you will be joining a company that believes in collaboration, supporting professional development and being active members in the communities where we operate. We strive to create a work environment that promotes productivity and profitability and is also stimulating and fulfilling.

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