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Reference Code   PL-GenByr
Department   Procurement and Logistics
Job Title   General Buyer
Job Location   Abu Dhabi
No. Of Vacancy   1
Date Posted   11/1/2013
Closing Date   10/31/2014


General Summary
General Buyer performs tasks related to the overseeing procurement of the planned raw materials required by the various operation departments through specialized procurement activities, i.e., long term agreements and tendering according to established procurement policies, procedures and applicable laws.

Essential Duties and .Responsibilities (Key Accountabilities)
Supply Management:
• Supervises identifying and sourcing of suppliers for liaison with Procurement & Logistics Department.
• Administers and tracks the accuracy of procurement of raw materials requirements by liaison with relevant departments according to an inventory stock control system for timely receiving and dispatch from Procurement & Logistics.
• Oversees activities related to the procurement process of material as determined through assessing demand and supply.
• Develops and maintains positive supplier relationships including review of performance in order to provide quality integration products.
• Involves in the buying role for supply chain process through management of Procurement & Logistics Department customer's interfaces
• Liaison with user departments to ensure service agreements are fulfilled with interdepartmental equipment for spare parts Procurement .
• Provide timely answers to customer technical inquiries in consultation with end user department. Technical Facilitation:
• Specifies technical and commercial offers and tabulate them for further action by the Section head Procurement.
• Ensures technical specifications in the offers are met in coordination with the relevant department to be facilitated by General Buyer.
• Prepares and issues as required reports and requests for information relating to the procurement activities. Procedures & Policies:
• Screen material requests to determine appropriate procurement policies are followed with ESI benchmarked standards being maintained as applicable to Procurement & Logistics Department
• Assess business risk relative to delivery time and cost of stocking for determining Warehouse and supplier availability

Additional Duties and Responsibilities (Additional Job Context)
• Promote development of local / International suppliers list and assist in registration for Procurement and Logistics of items
• Keep abreast of local and international market developments for Procurement & Logistics.
• Participate in appraisal of raw materials suppliers for purchase of material.

Skills Requirement

  automated procurement systems (S.A.P and Oracle)
  contract development
  cost/price analysis
  effective oral and written communication
  establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other employees, vendors and the public
  exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all public dealings
  experience with spreadsheet, databases and word processing software
  negotiation and mediation
  procurement practices and techniques
  specification development and writing
  tabulating, evaluating, awarding and tracking procurement activities
  work under pressure in minimum guidance