Procurement Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kuwait

SGS

About the Procurement Officer job

Company Description

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 98,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

We are currently hiring Procurement Officer to oversee and manage the procurement function within the organization. The role involves developing and implementing procurement strategies and ensuring efficient and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services. It also plays a key role in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

Procurement Officer Job Description

  • Strategic Procurement Management:
  • Develop and implement strategic procurement plans aligned with organizational goals.
  • Analyze market trends, assess supplier capabilities, and identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  • Lead the development and execution of procurement strategies that optimize value for the organization.

Contract Negotiation and Management:

  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure favorable terms and conditions.
  • Draft, review, and manage contracts to ensure compliance with legal and organizational requirements.

Vendor Relationship Management:

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to drive continuous improvement, innovation, and efficiency.
  • Address and resolve issues with suppliers in a timely and effective manner.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with procurement activities.
  • Stay informed about regulatory changes and industry trends that may impact procurement operations.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to safeguard the organization’s interests.

Process Optimization:

  • Continuously assess and improve procurement processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement best practices in procurement and supply chain management.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline workflows and enhance overall procurement performance.

Budget Oversight:

  • Collaborate with finance and budgeting teams to develop and manage procurement budgets.
  • Monitor and control procurement-related expenses to ensure alignment with budgetary constraints.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, logistics, or in a related field.
  • Certification in procurement or supply chain management Is preferred.
  • Min 3 years’ procurement buyer experience in a related industry.
  • Proficiency in sourcing software, such as Workday.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to collaborate and negotiate.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Experience handling lab chemicals, consumable, equipment sourcing would be an advantage.
  • Candidates should be locally available in Kuwait and eligible to locally transfer.

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