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Procurement Category Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/09/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a Multinational Chemical company which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Our client will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Role:
Perform procurement planning and supervise purchasing activities with a view to satisfy the client’s procurement needs efficiently and effectively and provide the client with a competitive advantage. Lead and motivate the Sourcing Managers and Sourcing Specialists within the category.
1. Responsible, either directly or through his/her category team, for all purchased materials / services that fall within the category.
2. Balance short-term need for products with long-term sourcing strategy (market and supplier base), market positioning and management of the cycle that will give the client a sustainable competitive advantage.
3. Coach and encourage others to develop in-depth knowledge of the key suppliers, products and services as well as to build strong links within the client.
4. Develop in depth understanding of the People Management Process; initiate Performance Management Process with each of direct reports, work towards driving people success in compliance with the client's procedures.
5. Act as main Client contact for assigned key business subjects; meet regularly with Key Business Partners to ensure clear understanding of purchasing strategies and value contribution to individual businesses.
6. Influence and align with the partner’s business or functional strategy to implement the supply strategy, respecting the Code of Conduct & applicable the client’s policies.
7. Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/manager.
Managerial duties:
1. Manage and oversee the day-to-day work performed by Division staff.
2. Ensure all tasks and activities are performed in accordance with the client’s policies and procedures.
3. Assess the current skill set of employees and identify the need for development programs.
4. Motivate, coach, develop and support respective employees.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, General Management, IT, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Finance or equivalent
• Master in Business Administration is a plus.
• Good knowledge of Procurement systems, as well as Work Processes and procedures.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Leadership
• Delegation
• Results Orientation
• Safety Awareness
• Mentoring & Coaching
• Building organizational capabilities
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