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  • Job reference: RMS0137263

Strategic Specialist

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/01/2014
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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:
Implement client material and services sourcing plans and support procurement and contracting activities through sourcing vendors, facilitating bidding processes, minimizing risks and maximizing value in terms of quality, delivery and cost.
1. Develop and implement client’s material and services sourcing strategies (e.g. spot buying, forward agreements), policies and procedures in conjunction with all concerned personnel.
2. Initiate purchase orders and / or long purchase agreements for the supply for materials and services; type of purchase agreements include warehousing agreements with local suppliers, direct delivery agreements, low value agreements, vendor managed inventory.
3. Direct buyer assistance or expeditor in expediting the outstanding purchase orders and track the order until delivered to the end customer
4. Analyse reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs to recommend suitable future sourcing plans.
5. Maintain a balance between long-term contracts and short-term agreements to facilitate any strategic change while minimizing procurement costs.
6. Coordinate with the client organizations and personnel to identify and analyse their materials and services procurement requirements and technical specifications.
7. Coordinate interactions between the function/department/division and the supplier to resolve changes in specifications, pricing or other technical issues.
8. Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials to manage any supply scarcity.
9. Manage and arrange for the disposal of surplus material (e.g. scrap selling, buy-backs) to minimize any potential costs.
10. Maintain and develop effective relationships with vendors both domestically and internationally.
11. Collect information and records with regards to the vendors’ credits status, financial performance and any other information to monitor and evaluate their capacity to meet the client’s material and service needs.
12. Monitor the performance of suppliers and their fulfilment of contract terms through the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and take corrective measures if necessary.
13. Track purchase order placement time and delivery time to ensure within the KPI, and take corrective actions such as counselling the supplier in case of low delivery performance
14. Coach new employees by sharing relevant procurement experience and preparing them to handle more complex and important contracts.
15. Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/manager.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, General Management, Information System, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or equivalent.
• SAP proficiency is preferred.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Must have excellent working knowledge of SAP Procurement module, and oil industry procurement processes and procedures
• Communication skills
• Analytical skills
• Result oriented
• Quality of work
• Process compliance
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