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Job Details Kuwait

Specialist Strategic Sourcing Procurement Vendor Management


Emergency Management Director



Kuwait City, Egypt

The Role:
Identify appropriate supply sources, initiate procurement action, identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environment, generate contracts, vendor management, support company objectives. Supports buyers with demand consolidation and RFP preparation, issues POs and keeps track record of budgets and savings. Key Accountabilities and Activities:
Take overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing management goals of the company and implement action items to ensure those goals are achieved. Assist buyers in negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers. Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models. Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions. Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers. Analyse industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities. Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives. Establishes purchasing policies and ensures compliance within the department. Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization. Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally. Prepare & obtain approval on Quotes / Request for Quotation (RFQ) for cross functional requirements. Coordinate with other members of the purchasing team to finalize and issue invitations to RFQ. Advice selected suppliers of decisions and prepare Purchase Orders, or memoranda for services procurement, with all necessary approvals, requesting a draft. Support buyers in negotiations with vendors for proper conclusion of purchase agreement, as directed by superior Identify and recommend new suppliers who offer a higher level of service and reduce costs. Assist buyers in researching and analysing Quotes and finalize orders based on cost, vendor reputation, vendor business status, quality of goods and reliable delivery. Receives offers, review and perform commercial evaluations and liaises with customers for technical requirements, as required. Responsible to ensure the confirmation of acceptance by selected vendor for their commitments as well the status of result to rest of unsuccessful vendors. Responsible to update, periodically, the status of cases (Quote/RFQ) handled in the report for departmental review. Responsible for Vendor database Management Undertake other duties and special projects and reports as instructed by the Manager. Reduction in overall spend year on year. Numbers of RFQ/Orders raised and average days to place purchase and process orders. Average delivery times. Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree Other Information:
2-3 years of experience Experience in dealing and negotiating with vendors, suppliers and consultants. Good organisational skills Strong customer focus and good interpersonal skills. Fluent verbal and written communication in both Arabic and English Ability to operate in a diverse multicultural, multinational work environment, exhibiting appropriate [Register to View] Office Purchasing software