SENIOR LOCAL PROCUREMENT BUYER
About the role
The primary purpose of the role is to achieve procurement targets with reference to the assigned local commodities / categories.
The ideal candidate will be degree qualified (Engineering, Economics, Law or related field) with at least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with stakeholders.
You will have a strong practical understanding of procurement systems, be a smart negotiator with commercial and legal / contractual astuteness.
Job tasks and responsibilities
The Senior Buyer accountabilities will include but are not limited to the following :
Ensure the formalizing of local procurement agreements / contracts in compliance with procurement policies and procedures;
Ensure the respect of contracts agreements by implementing procurement actions required to solve identified issues of suppliers (payments terms, variation order, contract clauses ) in collaboration with global commodity units;
Ensure capitalization and sharing with Global Procurement Unit and main stakeholders of knowledge related to the spend local commodity / category (e.
g. vendor intelligence, market knowledge);
Ensure the local procurement activities during bidding and execution in accordance Company objectives;
Support Bids in differing regions;
Support the implementation and compliance of Company relevant Processes and rules for the assigned geographical area;
Ensure the implementation of RFI / RFP / RFQ process & projections to support bid preparations for relevant local procurement commodity / category in alignment with procurement internal processes and procedures;
Support the Post of Bid Award (Win-Loss-Variance) Analysis;
Ensure Supplier scouting to monitor and establish potential new Suppliers options, by providing price lists / catalogues and Capability benchmarking;
Ensure the monitoring and reporting of economic and financial figures (budgeted v / s actual savings ) for each assigned local commodity / category;
Contribute to the Supply Chain process with regard to bids, cost evaluations, make or buy analysis, etc
Ensure the implementation of all the procurement activities for relevant local commodity / category with Project and Supply Chain teams
Skills and experience
University Degree (Engineering, Economics, Law or related field) and
At least 3 years of Senior Buyer expertise in : Cost & Commercial Acumen Benchmarking and risk management Agreements Suppliers relationship Negotiation Statutory Policies and Organizational Processes Suppliers qualification processes and methods Vendor rating and suppliers monitoring IT Tools (Ms Office, SAP, E- Auctions, etc.
Procurement Planning Methods Reporting Purchasing Process and Procedures.