Flowserve Corporation Buyer in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for running the sourcing events as requested upon them from the Sites, Platforms or Category Management. This includes execution of events such as price agreements, Strategic Sourcing initiatives like Dtv, VE, and high value spot buys (US$ >100K) etc. The overall focus of the role is to manage product costs and add value to the purchased goods from the suppliers in collaboration with Regional Performance, Category and Platform Supply Chain team to meet the company objectives. This position reports directly to the respective Regional Sourcing Manager and will be responsible for country / region as assigned by the Sourcing Manager.
Responsibilities & Requirements: For the named country or region or category or products, the individual is assigned for
Supporting the sourcing needs as dictated by the business, run strategic sourcing events and deliver the results as needed.
Implementing supplier sourcing roadmap for the country, category or products.
Maintaining Commercial Competitiveness of the suppliers. This includes continuous assessment of the strategic suppliers against the market and other suppliers.
Coordinating with the supplier performance group to ensure the supplier(s) remain competitive and take necessary action to continually address cost challenges and further reduce their cost base.
Manage and Drive RFQ, Supplier Selection, Price/contract negotiation for Category based
Transformation cost reduction Projects from cost reduction trackers and provide business case document for decision making
Negotiate and propose supplier pricing agreements.
Support and provide inputs to product group on product costing to develop business case and sourcing implementation.
Follow and comply with Sourcing 101 steps.
Involve in developing sourcing strategy for targeted Sourcing Projects / initiatives on specific projects as needed by Site / Platform.
Monitor supplier(s) spend against AVL and Roadmap set by Category Management
Periodic review with Supplier Performance Group on the supplier performance report out to the Sourcing manager.
Negotiate and select pricing and terms on high value spot buys US$ >100K (not covered with contracts)
Identify sourcing gaps and provide recommendation to Sourcing manager.
Ensure the use of the Global / Strategic Suppliers for all the sourcing requirements
Preferred Experience / Skills: COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
5 years of experience in Supply Chain
2+ years of sourcing experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field
Strong interpersonal relationship management
Evidenced understanding of both commercial and technical areas of supply chain
Very good commercial acumen and negotiation skills
Proficiency in Project Management
Knowledge of supply base in the region for the assigned categories
Understanding of market dynamics
Strong analytical skills which involves collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
Change management experience
Certified Supply Chain Professional
Geographically mobile for development opportunities
Ability to influence, communicate, and collaborate at all organizational levels
Expertise with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of SAP and sourcing tools like Ariba
Sound understanding on the sourcing needs of the regional / global site
Primary Posting Location: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Job Posting Category: Logistics
Job Advertising Title: Buyer
Employment Type: Full time
Country: Saudi Arabia
Auto req ID: 53368BR
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