Manage the buying process for a given set of goods in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targetsProvide 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 systemsBalance 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 operationsMonitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliersResearch and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possibleDeliver briefs, updates and reports as and when requiredDevelop creative and innovative procurement processesDevelop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvementNegotiate 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 activitiesEnsure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationshipsEnsure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and proceduresExplore alternate sources for goods and materialsAssess tenders and quotations from potential suppliersPrepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirementsUndertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliersContact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issuesWork 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 activitiesStay 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 impactAttend 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 concernsSupport product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plansBuild, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.
Engineering degree is preferredExperienced in SAP is preferredProven purchasing experience, minimum of 6 years in the oil and gas industry, preferably within manufacturing environmentAbility to add value, reduce costs, and make business improvementsContract management and supplier managementProject management experienceStrong technical knowledge and understanding of reading technical drawings include complex machining and fabrication as well as digital and analog electrical technologies.
Customer literate include advance excel skillsProficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Keppel Offshore & Marine