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Procurement Manager - Erbil

Job description

Procurement Manager

Summary of the position:
• Managing a dedicated product portfolio on a local level.
• Facilitates the improvement of quality and processes on a local level.
• Implementing plans to ensure local and area targets are achieved.
• Drives local saving initiatives for “direct” and for “indirect goods and services”.
• Ensures the availability of all materials and services in close cooperation with the responsible.
Category and Material Group Managers.
• Conducts regular performance reporting by using existing templates.

Main tasks / Standard of performance:
• Identifying and removing potential barriers to success.
• Initiating and supporting the Sika Sourcing Strategy in alignment with Regional and global procurement.
• Ensuring the implementation and tracking of the achieved results.
• Align internal local decision-makers through focused communication.
• Ensures that all local requirements are coordinated with the regional strategy and communicated accordingly.
• Define and monitor efficiency, effectiveness and success of the local Procurement activities using adequate controlling tools.
• Implements a local Procurement strategy based on Sika`s overall Procurement strategy.
• Provide business excellence, collaborate with and provide consultation to business units and general management of countries to support the reduction of total cost of ownership.
• Establish appropriate guidelines, policy and governance across the local organization based on the Global Procurement Manual.
• Improve local Procurement systems to enhance efficiency, compliance and processes.
• Supply assurance by regular risk evaluation and mitigation plans.
• Accountable for all procurement data accuracy.
• Leadership, management & development of local procurement team.
• Implementation of Procurement Manual.
• Local supplier management.
• Management of local spend (Indirect).
• Management of B & C (& any local A if delegated by the regional category manager) spend.
• Interfacing with local management team.
• Providing support integrating acquired companies.
• Coordinate local issues/requirements with regional team.
• Identification and execution of saving projects.
• Identify and report local talents to the Regional Procurement Head.
• Represent Procurement in the Local Experts Team (LET).

Teamwork (internal/external):
• Effectively lead teams and inspire others to achieve goals through innovation, quality and excellence.
• Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of team members and suitably make changes if required.
• Resource management skills and ability to handle complex / sensitive issues.
• Encourage team interaction, boost employee motivation, and appreciate team contribution.
• Ability to match project tasks with opportunities for development so that employee potential is utilized to the max.

Qualifications & Experience (Competencies Required)

Educational Credentials:

• (BSc) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or related fields.
• Master’s degree is a plus.

Work Experience:
• Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

Skills and competencies:
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to present concepts at functional and executive levels.
• Ability to manage conflicts (e.g., Leadership skills, Change Management)
• Creating an atmosphere of collaboration.
• Strong ability to work in a team.
• Demonstrated broad understanding of Procurement and supply chain processes.
• Strong focus on strategic and innovation aspects.
• Distinguished knowledge in Spend Management (e.g., data analyses).
• Competent level of expertise in the supply market.
• Good knowledge about Procurement processes in ERP systems, especially SAP.
• Problem Solving.
• Communication in English, Arabic & Kurdish is preferable.
• Interpersonal skills
• Teambuilding
• Coaching
• Motivating
• Planning & Organizing
• Negotiation
• Presentation