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Senior Buyer

Scope of the Job

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Plan, organize and coordinate all material Commercial Services procurement activities in line with the overall company objectives. This job analyzes, reviews, and develops sourcing decisions, conducts major negotiations for short and long term contracts as appropriate

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Dimensions      

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Number of staff reporting to the jobholder

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Annual budget under the control of the jobholder

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Sales turnover the job is responsible for

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Expenditure of the area under the control of the jobholder

: 200M EGP

Revenue the job brings in 

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Company Assets under the jobholder’s control

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Job Responsibilities

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Functional Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead Commercial category to secure all materials services in scope needs to be delivered with needed specifications, on time in full and with optimum costs.
  • Secure all required materials ,Commercial Services and ensure delivery with needed specifications, on time in full and at optimum costs.
  • Understand and incorporate external and internal dynamics to enable the development of aligned procurement strategies.
  • With Global and Local Procurement team, analyze complex data, identify relevant issues and develop recommendation to enable strategic, tactical and operational procurement decisions.
  • Prepare and contribute in tenders and negotiations in order to secure the supply of goods and services required by Heineken against optimal terms and conditions.
  • Understand and contribute to manage and mitigate relevant risks to Procurement to achieve the optimum balance between risk and return
  • Manage systematically and efficiently supply contracts from implementation through to close-out, in order to maximize the operational and financial performance whilst minimizing risk.
  • Identify opportunities and drive change to optimize stakeholder and supplier relationships, goods, services and processes in an innovative and challenging way to deliver business improvements in line with the procurement strategy.
  • Build and manage relationships with suppliers in order to deliver commercially optimal solutions for all parties in line with relevant Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Supports in establishing guidelines for the procurement process which lead to improved efficiency  and effectiveness in purchasing activities
  • Participating in the NPI Product Introduction projects to ensure the successful introduction of the new product and ensuring the timely supply of any needed related activities and materials (Events, Media, Creative, Merchandise materials, etc…..)
  • Provide the needed quotations to allow the purchase requesters to issue their Purchase requisitions with all needed detailed specifications.
  • Responsible for embedding accurate Master Data into the SAP system for materials and vendors
  • Timely supply of complete and correct Import documentation to ensure the timely custom clearance and hence avoiding any delays and/or demurrage fines.
  • Responsible for registering all opportunities assessments, sourcing strategies, sourcing initiatives and supplier code in Heineken Sourcing
     
    Functional Competencies:
  • Strategic Direction & Alignment                                                                             :Level 1
  • Analysis & Insight                                                                                                    :Level 2
  • Stakeholder Management                                                                                      :Level 3
  • Category Management                                                                                           :Level 2
  • Risk Management                                                                                                    :Level 1
  • Sourcing                                                                                                                   :Level 3
  • Contract Management                                                                                            :Level 3
  • Supplier Management                                                                                             :Level 3
  • Continuous Improvement                                                                                       :Level 2
     
    Leadership Responsibilities:
  • Complies with Heineken green print to win behaviors
  • Comply with ABC values
     

 

Communication and Work Relationships:

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Internal:

  • Finance Department, Marketing, Sales and Trade marketing, Sales, Corporate affairs
  • Planning, Production, Logistics, Custom Clearance team and Distribution team , Legal
  • SAP Master Data team & IT Department and SAP BPOs

 

External:

  • ATL/BTL commercial agencies
  • Domestic and foreign commercial equipment suppliers and service providers
  • Forwarders and shipping lines

 

Qualifications:

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Education, Certifications and Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in n an Engineering discipline
     
    Knowledge and Experience:
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in  Procurement,  logistics, warehousing, material management or planning
  • Worked in a Fast Moving Consuming Goods (FMCGs),  an industrial repetitive mass production environment
  • SAP User
  • Preferably background/Knowledge in commercial buying
     
    Skills and Abilities:
  • High analytical skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Very well organized and structural approach to track and solve problems
  • Details and quality oriented
  • High Persuasion and Negotiation skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Pro-active & Team work oriented
  • Works efficiently with spreadsheets
  • High Leadership and Coaching skills
     
    Personal Qualities:
  • Independent
  • Self-starter
  • Hard worker
  • Critical and Challenging
  • Excellent Communicator in English language
     
    Preferable Qualifications:
  • Logistics/Supply Chain certifications


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