Purchasing Officer / Senior Purchasing Officer

A Leading Developer and Construction Management Company in Kuwait

Kuwait

Posted
Ref: OP719-12

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Purchasing Officer will be an integral member of our purchasing team which is tasked with procuring all construction materials, spare parts and general consumables for a very large, long running, infrastructure project.

The role will require an ability to ensure that quality construction materials and equipment parts are competitively sourced, procured and delivered in time to ensure the construction operations are not interrupted.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for sourcing competitive prices and will show an aptitude for gaining technical understanding of the materials being procured. They will demonstrate initiative for finding new suppliers and sustaining business relationships and will work collaboratively within the procurement team.

Key responsibilities will be:
• Sourcing, negotiating and purchasing of construction materials and equipment parts from local, regional and international suppliers.
• Ensuring enquiries are competitively quoted by technically proficient and experienced suppliers.
• Raising purchase orders and following up on supplier commitments.
• Working proactively with the various teams within the business to ensure the purchasing function effectively meets the requirements of the business.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will posses:
• 5+ years’ experience in a similar role in the Middle East (preferably Kuwait).
• Excellent relationship builder with strong communication and negotiation skills.
• English (written & verbal) essential, Arabic language skills preferred.
• Computer proficiency.
• Technical knowledge of construction materials and equipment parts.
• A team player with attention to detail and strong time management skills.
• An ability to prioritise.

About the Company

A market leader in delivering high quality urban infrastructure in Kuwait.

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