As SUEZ WTS’ Global Procurement Function, we serve the enterprise by being a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities and environment.
What You Will Be Doing
The Procurement Manager will be responsible for leading the Procurement activities for our Service business in Middle East and Africa region (MEA) and will support our Joint Ventures in Algeria and in Kuwait.
You will be responsible for aligning with Business Leadership and Procurement Function to identify, prioritize and deliver critical cost-out activities in the region.
The successful candidate will report to the Sr Director, Procurement, Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Key Functions & Responsibilities
Drive productivity initiatives, manage the sourcing requirements for the renewal of Service contracts from the bid to the execution phase, providing operational support and cost reduction for the operation and the maintenance of the water treatment plants.
Align and prioritize Procurement Strategies with Business Leadership, Sales, Category Management, and Fulfilment teams.
Insure the best supplier Total Cost of Ownership to meet current and future business requirements.
Responsible for delivering key procurement metrics including cost-out, reducing supply risk, Days to Pay, Best Cost Country sourcing, consolidation of the supplier base.
In conjunction with the Global and Regional Category Management teams :
Build global comprehensive commodity strategies to meet stated goals including total cost improvement plans, multiple region supplies and capacity requirements;
Develop key strategic Supplier relationships and negotiation strategies to achieve best long-term value for the business;
Establish and maintain relationships with internal partners to maximize procurement effectiveness and value.
Especially for the services activity :
Prepare and issue Requests for Quotation (RFQs), obtain offers, clarify, negotiate with suppliers for equipment, fabrication and metal works, E&I, chemicals, waste management, maintenance, lab supplies and analysis, etc.
Prepare Purchase Orders based on verified specifications, Material codes & Prices, Terms and Conditions.
Check up to date lead times from suppliers, track delivery schedules, verify manufacturing readiness at suppliers, co-ordinate with internal teams / suppliers for on time project execution schedules, participate in issue resolution with suppliers as needed, support effective recovery plans.
Manage proper communication with the suppliers, monitor and expedite Purchase Orders.
Drive key metrics around PO cycle time, on-time delivery, on-time payments.
Effective co-ordination with suppliers and internal Service Project teams / stakeholders.
Create payment tracking and invoice analysis tracking / invoice analysis.
Support payments to suppliers and work closely with Accounts Payable on resolutions.
Adapt usage of digital tools and data analytics in accordance with Procurement’s global digital strategy.
Ensure compliance to Procurement processes and practices.
Diploma in Engineering from an accredited University or College.
Minimum five (10) years’ experience in Procurement, specifically in Projects, Services and Operation & Maintenance contracts.
Minimum two (3) years’ experience in SAP.
Proven experience in Procurement, preferably in Middle East region.
Language skills : strong written and spoken proficiency in English. Arabic or French language skills would be a plus.
Essential Skills & Abilities
Good knowledge in Source-to-Pay.
Strong negotiation skills.
Must have a strong customer service orientation with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
Must be self-starter and resilient to cope with multiple complex situations daily with proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced multicultural and cross functional team environment.
Excellent verbal / written communication.
Ability to collaborate and influence with internal / external stakeholders.
Accountable, organized, proactive and self-motivated for success.
Who are we looking for
SUEZ WTS is seeking a thoughtful, dedicated professional with the right skillsets, mindset and behaviour to contribute to the continued evolution of our Procurement Function.
At SUEZ WTS, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We are an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.
SUEZ WTS is seeking thoughtful, dedicated professionals to join our 10,000-person team as we deliver leading water treatment solutions for clients across municipal and industrial markets, in locations on six continents.