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Purchasing Engineer

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Internal Job Title: Purchasing Engineer

Business: Lucy Switchgear Arabia

Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Job Reference No: 3259

Job Purpose

Overall Running of Purchasing Activities in Lucy Saudi Arabia.

Development of Business Case and Feasibility Studies to increase Local Content across the organization.

Job Context

Support/ Maintain strategies to increase the local content for the commodities such as: mechanical machined, fabricated, press, forged, casted parts of switchgear industry commodities.

Job Dimensions

Achieve the Localization Targeted Score in alignment with the Business Strategy and Global Purchasing Team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Source new suppliers as per QMS guidelines of global LE.
  • Drawing / specification review.
  • Cost analysis for the requirements.
  • Coordinate with technical internal stakeholder for the due diligence of new suppliers/ parts to be developed.
  • Float formal enquiries in favour of LE global.
  • Handhold with suppliers for development & pass through the samples as per Global standards.
  • Tool / die development along with its contract & log sheet management.
  • Supplier improvement for quality & delivery.
  • Cost reduction for existing sources YoY.
  • Maintain / improve upon business relationship with suppliers.
  • Develop new components (R&D support), optimal product costing for future contracts, achieve cost reduction through value engineering & budgeting.
  • Ensure cost competitiveness of purchased components to maintain pre-fixed standard costs & projected MPV.
  • Identifying critical components & developing dual sources to sustain supply chain.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information relating to the Company’s business and staff.
  • Delivery OTIF: 96% at least.
  • Quality PPM: 250 for the assigned commodities.
  • Cost: 5 % reduction in spend for the assigned commodities.
  • QMS/ Contract management: 100 % adherence to QMS, its continual improvement & contract sign off.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience
  • Diploma / Bachelor’s in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic Engineering.
  • More than 5 years’ experience in Purchasing Department in a reputed organization, preferably switchgear industry (will be added as advantage).
  • Excellent negotiation & persuasive skills with high level of technical knowledge in overall electrical materials and local suppliers.
  • Experience in vendor development and resourcing supplies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Data orientated and logical thinking are key attributes required in the candidate.
  • Impeccable integrity is a must.
  • Hands on experience in reputed ERP packages (experience in Microsoft AX will be added as advantage).
  • Good communication skills.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Teamwork & Accountability.
  • Ability to work with people from different nationalities.
  • Flexible in approaching, to improvise in dynamic situations.
  • Amicable personality to make long term relations with internal and external stake holders.
  • Self-starter and takes initiative for additional responsibilities and challenges.
  • High level of integrity to comply with Lucy procurement standards.

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