Role details

Strategic Buyer - Raw Materials

Saudi Arabia   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Raw materials and finished goods
  • Strategic sourcing

About Our Client

This is a newly created role that will be responsible for sourcing but also putting systems and processes in place, as the company is particularly growing. We are seeking experienced candidates who can work autonomously and have enough experience in order to implement sourcing strategies. Arabic speakers and very strong Excel skills are essential.

Job Description

Main responsibilities include:

  • Manage product POs (category: raw materials and finished goods)
  • Develop sourcing strategies
  • Evaluate the structures and change in dynamics of the global supply markets of category spend to ensure that supply strategies are optimal in meeting the needs of the business
  • Manage the suppler performance standards of contractors and suppliers across the business
  • Identify effective opportunities that will ultimately increase the leverage position through the identification of collaboration opportunities through effective contracting
  • Manage continuous supply market research and participate in due diligence activities when necessary to ensure the business has access to the best providers in the Global Supply Market

The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • At least 5 years of experience in procurement preferably within the steel / metallurgy industry
  • Strong experience in souring of direct materials (raw materials and finished goods)
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to interpret complex international contracts and supply data
  • IT skills: SAP and/or Oracle, and strong Excel skills is essential
  • Fluent English and Arabic (verbal and written)
  • Strong knowledge in modern procurement techniques

What's on Offer

Tax free salary, great opportunity to work in a growing, multinational organization.

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