Technical Buyer

Full Time Information Technology / Telecom / Technology
  • Full Time
  • Information Technology / Telecom / Technology
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Experienced in SAP is preferred

Website Keppel Corporation

We provide solutions for sustainable urbanisation, focusing on four key areas comprising energy & environment, urban development, connectivity and asset management. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we harness the strengths and expertise of our business units to develop, operate and maintain real assets, which provide diverse solutions that are good for the planet, for people and for the Company.

Technical Buyer

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Manage the buying process for a given set of goods in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge.
  • Apply sourcing policy, interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets.
  • Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
  • Manage problems and schedule changes and ensure changes are reflected within the ERP systems
  • Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.
  • Actively participate in supplier performance reviews.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  •  Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact
  • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns
  • Support product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Engineering degree is preferred
  • Experienced in SAP is preferred
  • Proven purchasing experience, minimum of 6 years in the oil and gas industry, preferably within manufacturing environment
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs, and make business improvements
  • Contract management and supplier management
  • Project management experience

BUSINESS UNIT

Keppel Offshore & Marine

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