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  • Job reference: RMS0151166

Area Sourcing Leader/ Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Gabon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/11/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (15/12/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
Our leading client is currently seeking a Area Sourcing Leader/ Specialist to be based in Gabon.

Resident of Gabon only.

The Category Specialist is part of a team to support strategic sourcing of assigned portfolio. Implements sourcing plans, market analysis and tactics to effectively manage the sourcing activities related to his/her assigned portfolio in order to maximize supplier performance (cost, quality, lead time) and support the business plan. Manages the global relationship with an assigned supplier, or group of suppliers, in accordance with the sourcing strategy set by the Global Category Manager or Area Category Sourcing Manager.

Relationships: Reports directly to the EAF Category Sourcing Manager. Expected to work closely with the Operations, Local Sourcing, Procurement, Contracts and Quality teams.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develops, communicates, and implements medium and long term sourcing strategies with the goal of assuring quality and delivery performance while minimizing total cost of ownership
• Consolidates needs (key portfolio figures, need types , internal constraints)
• Performs upstream market analysis (market characteristics, key factors, trends)
• Assesses risks and identifies mitigation plans
• Participates in the evaluation of current and prospective Suppliers
• Identifies cost elements and cost drivers, and sets cost targets
• Proposes future sourcing positioning and sets objectives
• Defines the short list of Preferred Suppliers for every assigned category
• Provides support for the implementation of the different sourcing plans up to supplier, process and part qualifications; monitors plan implementation compliance with the sourcing strategy
• Identifies opportunities and implements actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks
• Initiate and execute regional RFP / RFQ and RFI based on business requirements
• Prepares and manages negotiations in accordance with sourcing strategy. Ensures negotiated agreements are properly executed and complied with.
• Perform all tasks of supplier management for the assigned portfolio of suppliers as per clients Procurement & Sourcing policies and standards
• Complies with all client, EMS and local procedures applicable to the job function
• Employees may be assigned other duties in addition to, or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or Company Specific deliverables of the position.

Key Skills:
• Interpersonal skills including: High collaboration with others; Managing Change; Negotiating; Presentation; Professional communication
• Must have good Leadership and management skills;
• Must be Analytical and structured and be able to influence change;
• Performance management capability;
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to negotiate complex commercial agreements
• Integrity in business dealings
• Ability to develop supplier relationships

Behaviour: Ability to demonstrate principled leadership with sound business ethics and consistency with principles, values, and behaviour.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor or Master Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing.
• Minimum experience of 7 years in Supply Chain.
• Fluent English
• Knowledge of a second major foreign language a plus
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