At Amazon, we pioneer.
We also treat every day just like it’s day one. And we never sit still while we do it. Are you up for creating solutions and solving tomorrow’s problems today?
Then we have the opportunity for you!
Amazon is seeking an exceptional Procurement Manager who will represent the Procurement Team in Riyadh, KSA. These roles require scoping and creating project plans, developing processes, coordinating and driving execution, and communicating to senior management on status, risks and process / product changes.
Cross-team coordination, project management and executive presentation skills are essential.
About the role and responsibilities :
Coordinating the demand identification, procurement, and inventory management of all non-merchandise items
Develop and utilize demand forecast models
Working with Non Inventory Receivers and Management to establish organized storage areas for Non-Inventory supplies
Managing vendors to ensure timely deliveries and quality compliance
Develop and utilize metrics to measure operational readiness and non-inventory performance
Source and negotiate procurement agreements
Administer and manage local / national contracts for supplies and service
Partnering with internal customers to positively influence spending decisions
Develop and implement plans to achieve annual fixed and supply costs savings
Interface with other stakeholders to implement best practices and consistency between buildings
Issue appropriate Purchase Orders and help manage Capital Authorization Requests (CAR)
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, IT, or related field
Strategic sourcing and procurement experience
Experience leading new or start-up related projects where processes will need to be defined, implemented and iterated / refined
In-depth understanding of best-in-class procurement practices (category management, bench marking, should-cost models, RFx)
Proficiency with tools / systems to analyze data including Excel, Access or data management systems
Proficiency with Purchasing tools (Coupa, PeopleSoft, Oracle, SAP, etc.)
English and Arabic working proficiency is essential
Preferred Qualifications :
MBA or Advanced degree in Engineering or other quantitative disciplines
Strategic sourcing and procurement experience preferably in an operational procurement function.
Experience in MENA
Experience working with distributed teams
A desire to grow professionally as the role’s responsibility grows rapidly with the business.
Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer.
English is essential, Arabic is advantageous