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Senior Regional Buyer - MENAT

Requisition ID 13440
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI

 

About Kerry

 

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €7 Billion and supplies over 15,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 140 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide. 


Our Values:      Courage | Ownership | Inclusiveness | Open-Mindedness | Enterprising Spirit

About the Role

 

Work Location: Dubai, UAE

 

Reporting To: Senior Procurement Manager

 

Travel: Must be able to travel 20-30% of the time

Key responsibilities

 

•Procurement of Raw Material, Packaging and Indirect Services required by the business on-time, cost efficiently, and meeting the business needs
•Commodity Price tracking and making strategic buying decisions based on factual market and economic data
•Investigate, lead and deliver cost saving projects that deliver real value to the MENAT business and P&L
•Track performance of SKU and Category spend in terms of PPV and consistently look for ways to reduce cost
•Challenges the status quo in terms of current pricing on RMs, Packaging and Services contracts and creatively looks for ways to reduce cost
•Lead local vendor selection and negotiations for MENAT vendors and the search for new Vendors/Raw Materials required within the region
•Consistently look for ways to improve and streamline processes in order to continuously improve and add value to the business
•Lead and execute E-Tenders for spend categories in MENAT region
•Collaborate with counterparts on APMEA Regional and Global team on tenders and projects where appropriate
•Leads Category Strategy development and execution for selected Raw Material, Packaging and IMAS categories
•Provide local market intelligence including documented sourcing analyses, supply scenario comparisons and supplier research
•Analyse spend patterns across the region and provide constructive challenge to stakeholders on their spending decisions
•Collaborate cross-functionally in the region and globally to implement strategic category-sourcing initiatives

Qualifications and skills

 

•Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university with minimum of 3-4 years of regional, Procurement-specific experience in a Global, Manufacturing organization
•Experience working in FMCG industry preferred; specific Food industry exposure will be a strong advantage
•MUST have experience in running E-Tenders and in managing and forecasting commodity prices 
•Should demonstrate a proven track record in risk management, strategic procurement, negotiation and achievement of cost reductions
•Fluency in English is essential; additional Arabic language skills preferred
 

Competencies Required:


•Strong negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills 
•Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
•Solutions focused with good Project Management skills
•Highly collaborative and consultative
•Drive – someone who is self-motivated, and career driven with a strong sense of urgency, enthusiasm and commitment.
•Leading and Managing Change – A fast learner who rapidly moves up the learning curve Someone who embraces change and is willing to adapt and take on new responsibilities
•Delivery of Sustainable Results – Strong results-oriented mentality with a continuous cost focus; drives cost/value initiatives

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