Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
Following and enforcing the company's procurement policies and procedures
Reviewing, comparing, analyzing products and services to be purchased.
Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge.
Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports
Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
Negotiate contracts / agreements for purchasing of materials.
Recommend suppliers; administer contracts throughout the project.
Assess supplier performance : quality, cost, delivery, service.
Actively participate in supplier performance reviews
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
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
Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers.
Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction on projects.
Conduct industry research to identify potential suppliers
Clarify discrepancies between material received and orders, if any with suppliers
Provides a proactive supplier expediting surveillance support service to Project by ensuring material and documentation deliverables proceed in accordance with contractual requirements, and fully in compliance with Project procedures
Work with the project team on procurement and execution of engineering packages of project long lead items and bulk materials including materials required for early tie-in activities.
Develop procurement plan / strategy for the entire project that defines the detailed procurement processes
Organize both sealed and emailed bid openings in line with company procedures for both technical and commercial bid received.
Perform critical evaluation / analysis of bids received, by applying the evaluation model and criteria in which bids received are evaluated.
Management of preparatory works, inspection, materials delivery and materials receipt etc.
Manage the entire project procurement activities with the usage of the end-to-end procurement tools ranging from RFQ issuance, collation of commercial and technical evaluations, recommendations, Purchase order issuance, expediting of materials and service contracts and final close out of project.
Performing other duties as requested.
Adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to health and safety, and quality management.
Responsible for purchase of materials required for project needs. The Technical Procurement Officer is expected to have technical knowledge, expertise, understanding of the role.
The Technical Procurement Officer oversee the purchasing of technical goods and services for the organization.
The officer has very detailed knowledge of the equipment, materials and supplies used in all organization’s projects, and is able to identify companies that sell them.
Professional certifications / Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is an added advantage
Experience in an engineering, procurement and operations
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency with the use of MS suit, specifically Microsoft Excel
Ability to analyze bills of material and drawings to understand key requirements.
Knowledge and direct experience in negotiating contracts and quotations with Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers
Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities.
Strong negotiation Skills
Strong Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem identification and solution abilities.