Buyer

Posted Date 24 days ago
Location Dubai
Job Reference 32403
Salary 0.0
What You Will Be Doing
The Buyer will support the operative Procurement-To-Pay activities and will be mostly dedicated to our Services activities in Middle East directly supporting Operations (engineers, technicians, operators).
The successful candidate will report to the Procurement Manager for Services & JVs, MEA.
In this role, the Buyer will be working together with Middle East Procurement Team, Customer Care Team and Field Service Representatives daily to ensure the equipment/ spares/ consumables/chemicals availability for the sites. The Buyer will use his/her technical experience in similar industry or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
Key Functions & Responsibilities
  • Maintain Vendor Master Data and Pricing in the Outline Agreements and adjust source-lists in coordination with regional procurement.
  • Prepare and issue Requests for Quotation (RFQs), obtain offers, clarify/negotiate with suppliers for standard equipment and services related to Services activities.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers for PO execution.
  • Convert Purchase Requisitions “PR’s” into Purchase Orders “PO’s”, perform order confirmations, promise date and on-time delivery.
  • Drives key metrics around PO cycle time, on-time delivery and payment terms.
  • Support Expediting of materials.
  • Provide assistance with Goods Receipt requirements as needed including teams’ support.
  • Supports payments to suppliers and work closely with Accounts Payable on resolutions.
  • Support effective recovery plans and create payment tracking and invoice analysis tracking / invoice analysis.
  • Adapt usage of digital tools where possible and data analytics in accordance with Procurement’s global digital strategy.
  • Work with stakeholders to improve process and drive better outcomes for customers. This will include developing a plan, driving progress to the plan, implementing sustainable changes and lastly documenting the changes and rolling it out with training when needed.
  • Ensure compliance to Procurement policies and procedures.

Core Requirements
  • Technical experience in similar industry is required to be able to manage equipment purchasing (motors, valves, pipes, pumps, spare parts, electrical material.).
  • ERP System experience (SAP preferred) and Manual POs (excel)
  • Language skills: strong written and spoken proficiency in English (+ Arabic or French is an advantage).
  • Technical Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (3-8 years of experience in Procurement).
Essential Skills & Abilities
  • Strong knowledge in Procure-to-Pay.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, Operations oriented.
  • Demonstrated capability of working in a team, prioritizing, multi-tasking, and very organized will be needed to follow up and work with Operations teams.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and MS Excel skills.
  • Accountable, organized, proactive and self-motivated for success.