Principal Procurement Officer – BAE Systems , Saudi Arabia

Your main responsibilities:
Lead or actively participate in a full range of Supplier Relationship Management activities in line with all relevant ISE and BAE Systems Saudi Arabia requirements, policies and procedures. Support and implement categories and procurement strategies.
Manage and validate supplier’s compliance, identify potential areas of risk and carry out risk analysis and assessments to support the minimisation of risk.
Lead or actively participate in Tendering activities, analysis and administration. Production of procurement plans in support of LCM.
Lead or actively participate in and support in the negotiations with all the relevant parties to facilitate the smooth and successful conclusion of negotiations.
Validate and negotiate supplier’s terms and conditions and prices to ensure that quality and cost are maintained to enable contractual obligations to be met.
Support contract management activities and ensuring the efficient and effective resolution of issues. Issue requests for proposals, prepare and issue purchase orders, follow up deliveries, and verify invoices prior to payment.
Manage and enhance suppliers’ performance. Contribute to building, managing and maintaining relationships with the existing/ potential suppliers to ensure the effective management of business agreements and contracts.
Actively support procurement issues to facilitate effective business decision-making and effective resolution of issues and disputes, including customer complaints.
Lead, develop and motivate any assigned staff to ensure they are aware of and capable of delivering their responsibilities.
Contribute to the development of the Functional Governance Manual and the Procurement Manual and implement them in assigned standard areas to support improved business effectiveness.
Keep up to date with and research new procurement developments in assigned areas and assist in assessing their advantage to the company.
Liaison with internal and external customers as appropriate. Support interfaces with Finance, Legal, HR and Group Tax to help establish effective contracting and pricing models.

Your Skills and Qualifications:
Relevant Degree or equivalent and c. 4+ years procurement experience.
Good knowledge of business unit financial/commercial/procurement policies.
Track record of contributing to the management of contractual issues.
A thorough understanding and comprehension of Procurement Contracts & Law.
Proven negotiating skills.
Wide ranging experience of dealing with domestic and international suppliers.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management (IACCM) or equivalent.

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