Sourcing Specialist - #17070


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Al Khobar
Contract type: Full time
Aramco, one of the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, and international contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain have announced the signing of a shareholders' agreement for a to establish a New Company for Procurement and Logistics Hub in Saudi Arabia, to enhance supply chain efficiency and sustainability. It would be the region's first such hub catering to customers in the industrial, energy, chemical and petrochemical sectors. The joint venture aims to be operational in 2025 and provide reliable end-to-end integrated procurement and supply chain services for companies across the industrial, energy, chemical and petrochemical sectors. Our focus customers in the short term will be Saudi Aramco and its own Affiliates. And in the long term would be all the industrial sectors within Saudi Arabia and the ultimate goal is to reach the MENA region in future
Currently, we are seeking a dynamic person to take on the role of Sourcing Specialist, to be hired for this JV based in Al Khobar
  • Applies Supply Chain and Project Procurement Management principles to procure basic-to-complex Goods and Services meeting direct- and indirect- production requirements, with Incidental Services Installation (if required) by making independent procurement decisions.
  • Optimizes the Corporate Inventory levels by ensuring that sound Materials- and Demand-Management principles are adhered to and that the End-Users’ Order Fill Rates are maintained at the highest possible Customer Service Level (CSL); under a Perfect Order Fulfillment philosophy, while increasing the inventory turns at Company’s and Suppliers warehouse locations.
  • Work closely with local procurement teams to ensure identify and recommend ´best in class’s suppliers and maintain good. Prepare and lead supplier negotiations.
General Responsibilities:
  • Provide professional sourcing support for key business initiatives, supply market research / intelligence to support business decisions in investments and budgets and establishment of local or sub-regional frame contracts. Identification of strategic sourcing opportunities and development and management of strategic suppliers is a key, in close collaboration with category specialists, commodity technical experts, buyers and supplier management teams.
  • Achieving greatest value contribution, benefit realization and efficiency from all procurement activities and ensuring fulfillment of joint goals with internal business partner by meeting customer demands in terms of quality, price, and service.
  • Specialize in strategic sourcing of goods and services in order to reduce costs and ensure quality and supply as needed to meet the demand coming from customers as well as internal stakeholder requirements.
  • Detecting the right suppliers for driving forward innovation.
  • Contribute to supplier risk assessments, supplier evaluations and development, local content management and sustainability KPIs.
  • Manage larger complexity of contracts and new contract types (e.g. with startups) in close collaboration with contract lifecycle management teams.
  • Deep understanding of categories specifics, customer needs, and market trends for the commodities in-scope.
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management (SCM), Procurement, Business, Operations Management, Engineering, or similar degree.
  • Certification as a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) or CIPS preferred; with equivalent certifications from the ism or APICS being acceptable.
  • 2-5 years (depending on level of strategic importance and complexity of category) Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management experience, preferably within a Petrochemical Operating Company, Manufacturing Plant Operation, or Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) Environment.
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and various procurement systems such as e-tendering systems, contract management systems, procurement data analytics systems and dashboards.
  • Solid knowledge of sourcing-to-contract processes.
  • Basic knowledge of purchase-to-pay processes.

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