This position is an integral part of the Indirect Operation sourcing team, working closely with commodity buyers and other buyers to maximize savings, cash, quality and delivery of the products / services to the company, as well as effectiveness, compliance, and day-
to-day management of the strategic supply base. The Buyer is responsible to maintain data integrity in Purchasing Database.
He / she shares best practices with other Buyers and complies to all sourcing procedures and policies.
The Indirect Buyer manages all site strategic activities related to indirect spend, including but not limited to :
Identifies and drives saving opportunities, consumption reduction and value engineering projects through negotiations.
Conducts eAuctions for goods and services, ensuring best value offering to business.
Places purchase orders and manages changes to existing purchase orders.
Creation of Indirect coded material in SAP, IR; SR.
Maintain plant stocks of spares and Consumable as per plant target.
Revisits agreed terms with existing suppliers to improve productivity and working capital. He / She implements new deals and identifies new saving opportunities.
Developing and implementing the Annual Operating Plan together with the Business and the Commodity Strategic Team
Actively participate in AWPOT & MPO improvement activities (payment terms update at PO / Invoice and VC level)
Drives implementation of automation opportunities for the assigned sites (new catalogs and value contracts).
Deals with invoice discrepancies in collaboration with the business stakeholders, supplier and Accounts Payable team.
Initiates supplier set up and changes on existing suppliers with relevant approval.
Engages in stakeholder & requisitioner communication aiming to improve understanding of indirect procurement processes and tools.
Maintains a strong communication with suppliers
The buyer will ensure all tasks are carried out in line with indirect procurement policy and strategy
Attributes / Skills Required / Sought :
Working knowledge of SAP purchasing system
Strong communication skill and a team player
Self-motivated capable of working to aggressive timescales
Good organizational skills with an ability to prioritize
Capable of Problem Solving.
Planning, negotiations and agreements / contract management
Communicates clearly; balances listening and speaking; easy to approach
Dedicated to meet expectations and requirements of internal customers.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal customers, suppliers and all the Indirect Procurement members
Good decision-making, uses analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment in making sound decisions.
Ability to work in matrix environment
Experience / Education Required / Sought :
Good understanding of English and another language is a plus
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a purchasing environment
Skilled in Microsoft Office, keyboard handling