Statoil has introduced the principle of division of roles/responsibilities between the line management and procurement function in order to meet the requirement for good control.
The line management is responsible for planning demand, allocating technical and operational expertise and approving suppliers recommended by the relevant procurement entity.
Only the procurement function is authorised to sign binding agreements with suppliers on Statoil’s behalf.
The procurement function is responsible for proactive coordination, planning and execution of procurements on behalf of the line management.
Statoil has divided the procurement function into five areas. These areas manage 55 categories which cover the company's total need of goods and services .