Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Enforce company policy and legal and contractual best practices regarding suppliers.
• Eliminate bias from the purchasing process by operating strictly within company guidelines at ‘arms-length’ for vendors and suppliers
• Monitor and analyse trends in company spending and inventory control in order to make
recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for possible savings
• Ensure that all purchases made continue to support the Company’s business strategy and are compliant with company policies
• Negotiate terms with suppliers to ensure the best possible price, payment terms and delivery dates for materials and products
• Develop strategies for motivating vendors to provide above-average services
• Identify and pre-qualify new vendors to support business needs and future plans
• Manage and maintain good relationships with vendors
• Expand the capacity of the purchasing function in supporting bespoke and specialized interior related products/materials
• To keep an update about import procedures
• Evaluate potential suppliers to improve supply chain management
• Assess vendor resources and expertise
• Develop metrics and standards for vendor performance in all vendor categories
• Monitor vendor performance, intervening when performance falls below an acceptable threshold
• Maintain a database of preferred vendors for materials and shipping
• Coordinate with accounts for processing orders
• Coordinate with the execution team for verifying and confirming material/product requirements
• Ensure purchasing records are properly maintained by creating detailed delivery schedules, raise purchase orders, update logs and update reports
• Track orders to ensure materials are on schedule and delivered on-time
• Analyse and negotiate purchasing contracts to ensure they are within budget, subject to the approval of the ‘Division Director’
• Obtain information regarding current developments or trends in buying/purchasing methods, market prices, product changes and technical specifications
• Ensure that requisitions are processed in accordance with established company policies and control procedures
• Coordinate with other departments to ensure availability of critical stock items
• Issue and update the inventory of supplies to ensure availability
• Track the stock of raw materials and components according to a specific project

Requirements:

• Excellent verbal and written English skills.
• 10 to 15 years of experience within procurement, including at least 3 years in a senior or leadership role
• Ideally experienced in a procurement function within fit-out construction or joinery manufacturing industries
• Understanding of the tender and vendor management processes
• Excellent negotiation skills and experience in negotiating best price, payment terms and delivery schedules with suppliers
• Likeable, positive and assertive personality
• Strong Excel and Word skills and ideally experienced in using bespoke procurement software (e.g. ERP and MRP software)

Salary:
SAR 18,000 to 20,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

Founded by Aaron Fletcher and Tony Piccolo, FPA is a prominent recruitment and HR consulting firm operating in the Middle East and the UK. With an impressive professional background of over 22 years, both founders have established themselves as reliable partners for top-tier talent acquisition in the industry.

Our firm's skilled team provides a wide range of specialized services, including executive search, specialist recruitment, and industry salary benchmarking, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients.

We take a comprehensive approach to ensure that we find the right talent to drive businesses forward. At FPA, we are committed to excellence and leverage our industry expertise to navigate the competitive landscapes of the Construction and Real Estate markets. This dedication to our clients makes us the preferred partner for businesses seeking success in these industries.

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