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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kuwait - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/07/2014
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The Role:
Our leading client is currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Specialist based in Kuwait on a residential basis.

• The Strategic Sourcing Specialist is directly accountable for the successful implementation and execution of the sourcing strategies and the subsequent delivery of significant savings to the company.
• Collaboratively works with Senior Management/ business partners to ensure that sourcing strategies are aligned with Business Plan strategies.
• Acts as internal change agent through fact-and knowledge-based influencing.
• This is a highly visible position dealing with Business Partners.
• Conduct Spend Analysis to identify high value/ high impact Sourcing initiatives.
• Collaboratively work with Category Specialists and Contract Engineers to identify high impact Strategic Sourcing opportunities.
• Lead cross functional strategic sourcing teams to deliver significant total cost of ownership (TCO) value contributions to business using comprehensive strategic sourcing process.
• Lead all sourcing phases starting with opportunity identification to contracting and implementation/change management.
• In carrying out sourcing, demonstrate strong commercial acumen, understanding of business and analytical models such as "Should Cost Models" and can use these in developing a sound business case and negotiations strategy.
• Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Strategic Sourcing process across Procurement and Supply Chain Management function.
• Lead the adoption and use of procurement technologies including e-sourcing tools.
• Takes on a 'train-the-trainer' role in helping the procurement organization to build competency in Strategic Sourcing Process and e-sourcing tools.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Business, Engineering or related field.
• Minimum of 5 years related Strategic Sourcing experience.
• Knowledge/ understanding of areas including procurement, materials planning, materials management, logistics, material information systems, and technical project management

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Business or related field
• Bachelor's in Engineering
• Oil and Gas industry procurement experience
• Sourcing experience in leading contracting teams for large (> $10-$100 million) materials and services contracts covering multiple entities.
• High Achiever in delivering results in collaborative work environment.
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