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Junior Buyer-Bahrain

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About the role


The role has responsibility for supporting end to end sourcing of raw, packaging materials and controllable NPS spend for the Bahrain factory in close collaboration with regional procurement teams to develop and implement best local procurement strategies by achieving greatest value contribution, benefit realization and efficiency for the factory.



Key Responsibilities


  • Fully supports the Bahrain factory key functions with

    • Cost-savings generation through procurement projects and others related activities identified by the business.

    • Net Working Capital Improvement via payment term improvement and inventory reduction support for Planning Team

    • Costing EPD/NPD projects and sourcing studies

    • Localization projects for Bahrain Factory and actively seek out opportunities for RM / PM

    • Lead compliance on all purchasing processes for Bahrain Factory

  • Maintain the Purchase Order database system by updating information

  • Effectively liaise with various users (Factory Managers, System Users) regarding issues with suppliers, non-compliance with polices, delays in payment etc.

  • Identifies, selects and develops supplier relationships, and assist in managing the negotiations within the assigned portfolio.

  • Accountable for continuously improving supplier performance including service and quality.

  • Aligns budget assumptions for managed materials.

  • Monitors and identifies risks and opportunities in each sourcing process, driving mitigation and contingency plans to ensure continued supply of the materials/services within the portfolio.

  • Accountable for Quality and Service from managed suppliers. Drive Quality and Service improvement strategies.

  • Accountable to meet purchasing budget assumptions for the materials within the portfolio.

  • Works closely with Factory Supply organizations in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of materials.

  • Responsible for managing his/her day to day activities to ensure that department / factory requirements are met, reports completed and submitted accurately within deadlines specified and information / files are kept up to date.

  • Act to continuously deliver Gross Margin improvement through COGS optimization, driving special programs such as X-trim, Squeeze, e-procurement, EROS and exotic sourcing.

  • Conduct other duties and special project as required.

Is this you?


  • Relevant experience of Procurement, at least 2-3 years, with thorough understanding of procurement practices and procedures.

  • Degree qualified preferably in Material management, Supply / Manufacturing, Business administration or other relevant discipline.

  • Ability to work in a truly global organization. Proven experience of working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure most of the time.

  • Organizing multiple tasks and shifting priorities seeking effective time management.

  • Independent individual with high-level of autonomy as direct line manager will be located in regional office, Dubai.

  • Action-orientated and energetic, with a focused and pragmatic approach to problem solving - driven to achieve even when faced with obstacles.

  • Ability to choose between different alternatives with care and use sound judgment in conditions of uncertainty.

  • Good analytical thinking.

  • Demonstrating financial and commercial acumen when identifying business issues and opportunities.

  • High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage.

  • High level negotiation, influencing and communication skills.

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