IMI1597 - Senior Procurement Consultant

Job Family: Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Location: Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
Business Line: Procurement & Supply Chain
Department: Procurement
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2023
Your future role & Job Purpose

We are looking to hire Senior Procurement Consultant, who will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets Review and recommend revising purchasing practices to ensure their conformance with best industry practice, established laws, the Supply Chain Manuals and approved processes. 
  • Conduct monthly file reviews.
  • Identify potential items to be included under purchase agreements.
  • Develop and maintain purchase agreements
  • Plan, lead, and monitor purchase agreement
  • Lead/participate development initiatives
  • Lead/participate cross-functional teams
  • Cover a supervisor role 
  • Mentor & coach new employees
  • Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achievement of overall business objectives. 
  • Work with the Purchasing team to translate strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives including KPIs,
  • Deliver briefs, updates, and reports as and when required.
  • People management responsibility.
  • Take responsibility for a specific project or hold a larger remit in terms of purchasing responsibility. 
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications
Key Accountabilities
  • Executes and manages Purchase Orders for the procurement of major/critical commodities, services, and complex procurements, with emphasis on improving supplier quality and lowering total cost of ownership for the program.
  • For select commodities, develop and execute long-term strategy deployment, supplier cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, negotiations, long-term contract establishment, continuous supplier performance improvement, and supplier relationship development
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with internal partners to acquire products and services in a cost 
    effective and timely manner.
  • Ensure the application of the commodity strategy by adhering to purchasing plan with key suppliers
  • Prepares and issues moderate to high complexity, value and risk purchase orders and complex agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure. Is able to identify risks and mitigate them when negotiating terms and conditions
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Ensures communications regarding material status is being generated, presented and distributed to appropriate personnel
  • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns
  • Mentor and coach Buyers to enhance their career and professional development
  • Provide leadership, coordination and coaching to the team, ensuring they are trained enabling them to achieve the operational and financial metrics within their areas of responsibility and succeed in their roles
  • Develop and maintain Project Procurement Plans and Schedules for all Projects
  • Coordinates with Engineering on their deliverables towards project for drawings, purchase requisitions, MTOs etc. 
  • Follows up with procurement for timely release of POs in line with ROS dates on the procurement plan 
  • Regularly reviews the fulfilment by suppliers of all contractual requirements in regards to customs and duties with the support of the concerned function (taxation, expediting, Logistics etc.)
  • Oversees claim management with the suppliers in coordination with Cost Control and procurement
  • Control Project Procurement Budget
  • Responsible for reporting monthly progress, supplier claims and project cost summary to procurement management and into the project. Regularly updates suppliers cash out & project milestone recognition related to procurement
Who we are looking for


  •  Minimum 20 years’ experience in Buying/Procurement or Min 15 years relevant experience in a similar role Preferably has Shipbuilding/Rig building/ MRO/ Equivalent Industry experience.
  •  Vast experience in Sourcing and in a leadership, role related to project procurement
  • Experience as Project Manager / Tender Project Manager or Senior Purchasing Manager 



  • Preferably Master’s Degree in Business, or Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college


Professional Qualifications:

  • Have professional supply chain certification such as MCIPS or CPSM


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Possesses the ability to learn and communicate capabilities of different suppliers based on their current capacity, on time delivery, quality, and history with internal partners
  • Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while demonstrating superior presentation, communication, team building and leadership skills
  • Exercises good judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an individual contributor or on a team
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment
  • Ability to interpret company’s policies/procedures, supply chain best practices, and applicable laws, and the to apply them in the procurements of commodities/services/purchase agreements
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to develop win-win solutions 
  • Analyze & Solve Problems
    o Considers a wide range of factors
    o Evaluates alternative solutions
    o Understand relationships between issues                                                                                                                                                                    o Demonstrate sound judgment
  • Excellence
    o Delivers high quality results
    o Strives for continuous improvement
    o Promotes innovative and creative ideas
    o Communicates openly and constructively 
  • Accountability
    o Commits to business objectives
    o Accepts responsibility & takes action
  • Plan & Organize Work
    o Organizes and prioritizes work activities for self and others
    o Involves others in the planning process
    o Considers resource constraints 
  • Fosters Teamwork
    o identifies the goal
    o defines roles and responsibilities
    o defines team processes
    o builds team trust 
    o acknowledges each member’s strengths and limitations
    o encourages positive working relationships
  • Influence Others 
    o Overcomes resistance
    o Addresses concerns of others
  • Integrity 
    o Practices a high degree of ethical standard personally & professionally
    o Treats everyone fairly and with respect
  • Applies company policies and procedures consistently


Working Relations (Internal Interactions & External Interactions)

Working Relations (Internal Interactions):


  • Strategic Procurement / Planning
    - Support strategic procurement development activities 
    - Supplier Relation / Local Content
    - Support local industrial development activities.
    - Participate in supplier relationship management activities 
    - Conduct site visit to local manufacturers and major vendors.
  • Customer Support                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Resolve Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders issues with internal stakeholders 
    - Participate in cross functional teams 
    - Participate in PSCM customer forums and focus meetings.
    - Conduct site visit to end user facility to support company operational requirements.

Working Relations (External Interactions):


  • Customer Support: Resolve Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders issues with external stakeholders.
  •  Suppliers: Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications.
  • Contractors: Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods. Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV