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Our Client, a leading global Company specialize in the industrial designs and manufactures valves, pumps and turbines and support and maintenance services to the oil&gas industry and thermal power.
  Supply Chain Manager
Work location
Dubai - UAE
Type of work
Start date
Job description

General duties carried out on a day-to-day basis associated with the management of the regional procurement function i.e., ensuring policies for the establishment, review and approval of purchase requisitions, orders, agreements and invoices are met. To effectively improve efficiencies on systems, processes, and to ultimately reduce overall costs.

Essential duties:
  • Conduct all work with due consideration to health, safety and environmental issues and where necessary after due assessment of risk employ appropriate controls to minimize any risk to people, plant and premises
  • Conduct work with due regard to quality and commercial procedures such that risk to quality and financial exposure is contained within the company guidelines
  • Primary function is to identify potential for cost savings and establish reductions in Material Spend by review of regional purchasing systems and identifying areas of improvement
  • Target for annual savings and methods of measuring actual cost savings should be established
  • Carry out analyses of regional purchase orders placed, from raw data provided by business systems. Validate the information and summarize in Microsoft excel format reports for distribution throughout the service centers network and to regional management
  • Liaise with Head of Regional Operations and Finance Director to discuss and agree proposals for spend reductions. Opportunities for savings shall be coordinated throughout the service centre networks and their General Managers
  • Identify and eliminate or reduce the high volume of low value suppliers by review of sample orders and establishing alternative methods of ordering such as stock-call off, credit card purchasing or supplier stock management agreements
  • Liaise with all major suppliers on an ongoing basis to set-up standard agreements throughout the region
  • Framework agreement negotiations with suppliers will be carried out to obtain maximum benefit for the region. This should involve reducing the vendor base and entering into partnering agreements with major suppliers whose dependence on the regional will increase through guaranteed business. Agreements will provide discounts for agreed quantities guaranteed price levels with acceptable lead times for duration of the agreement. They shall also include value-added benefits to the region such as free survey work, site visits, training etc. Agreements shall be structured to reduce administration costs by setting up call-off, email/fax/credit card ordering
  • Liaise with other Weir Group procurement personnel as necessary to establish and monitor common procurement strategies and ensure awareness and, understanding of each other’s standard purchasing agreements
  • Carry out regular and random monitoring of prices and price agreements by comparison to previous orders
  • Produce monthly reports detailing key events and status of progress toward achieving targets including a list of ongoing savings obtained
  • Developing a procurement policy and operating system for the region (MIddle East)
  • A Bachelors Degree preferably in Mechanical engineering discipline with a MBA an added advantage
  • Extensive procurement experience with at least 6 years of Procurement Management experience
  • Proven ability to liaise with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Experience of working in the manufacturing industry, in particular a machine shop environment
  • Experience of sourcing raw materials
  • Experience of inventory management
  • Experience in change management
  • Knowledge of MS project and MS office
  • Sound technical background and oil industry experience is a major advantage
  • Strong negotiations skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently at the highest level with customers and suppliers
To apply for this job please send your updated CV by e-mail at
ACZENTA International GmbH
Badenerstrasse 580
8048 Zürich - Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)44 342 30 10
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