Our client within colourants and coatings manufacturing seeks the expertise of a Procurement Officer.The ideal candidate will be tasked with sourcing alternate raw materials and promoting use through technical to lower standard costs where possible while leading supplier negotiations to secure agreed contracts.
Raw materials and packaging purchasing for assigned suppliers/materials.
Providing administrative support for procurement of goods and services necessary to support the business.
Managing the contract management including management of supplier relationship.
Analysis of market trends and provision of insights to senior leadership.
Provide regular progress reports to senior managers against procurement strategies and the associated cost savings.
Maintain data required to support analysis for the procurement of Raw Materials, IE: Regional Price Files & Indent spreadsheet.
Negotiate pricing and payment terms with suppliers.
Source alternate raw materials and provide samples to Technical for evaluation.
Maintain various transactions in SAP also in support for the procurement of Raw Materials, IE: Value Contracts, Source Lists, Quota Arrangements, special data tables, material master, others as directed.
Facilitate data analysis through “data mining” in Excel, as required.
Manage and resolve price discrepancies by interacting with raw material suppliers and accounts payable to in an attempt to reduce or eliminate discrepancies.
Liaise with suppliers & plant operations to provide forecasts as needed.
Collect data to facilitate supplier audits; New Raw Material Checklists, Supplier
Performance Assessments, Supplier Surveys and Vendor Non-Compliance.
Update Procurement policies and procedures as directed.
Manage the interaction between suppliers and technical department on evaluation of new raw materials and assist in providing solutions when supply issues occur with production.
Responsible for adherence to all Health, Safety and Environment requirements and compliance with both Corporate and Legislative Policies and Acts.
Maintain spreadsheet of Raw Materials in Risk for Production.
Co-ordinate with other regions on global procurement activities, such as strategy, pricing, data analysis etc.
Provide procurement monthly report to management team.
Attend Management meeting & provide presentation.
Consignment management & settlement.
Degree / Qualification in Purchasing or related fields.
Excellent negotiation and documentation skills.
Experience in a procurement role within manufacturing (ideally Chemical Industry).
Detail oriented, advanced user of Excel and other Microsoft office products.
Strong SAP experience.
Experience with logistics involved with transportation and importing.
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