Title:  Team Leader - Procurement

Job Summary/ Main Purpose
Team Leader Purchase – the role holder will be responsible for the coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all purchasing activities in the Purchase Department. He will also verify all the purchases made in the SAP System. 
The role holder responsibilities include sourcing new suppliers, ensuring that the purchased products and materials meet specific specifications, negotiating purchase terms, and evaluating supplier performance. Responsible for ensuring timely deliveries and resolving any supply issues or discrepancies.

Develop efficient procurement solutions and support department with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies. Ultimately, an Sr. Specialist Purchase should have excellent communication and negotiation skills, be an analytical thinker, and demonstrate a good working knowledge of purchasing strategies.

Key Responsibilities & Key Result Areas

  • Assists Purchasing Manager with high responsibility and loyalty for smooth and efficient purchasing activities.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and evaluates all purchasing activities of subordinates.
  • Performs, supervises, and evaluates all purchasing activities to ensure safe and smooth production activities. 
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of relationships with suppliers for the most cost-effectiveness and favorable services.
  • Performs any purchasing matters by interacting with inside party concerned.
  • Establishes and implements education and training activities for subordinates to improve their knowledge and skill.
  • Responsible for the follow-up correspondences related price negotiations, purchase sample and pre-delivery inspection samples.
  • Reports shortcomings and appraise the Purchase Manager with appropriate suggestions.
  • Verifies and counter check through SAP System all the purchase related works and activities of sub-ordinate staff.
  • Verifies and counter check all purchase order through SAP System prepared by sub-ordinate staff.
  • Assists purchase staff in their duties, responsibilities when–ever necessary.
  • Responsible to follow up all correspondences, payment orders, shipment documents before forwarding to related Departments.

Core Competency

  • In terms of competency you are highly result oriented with strong sense of accountability & ownership.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • You must have excellent understanding of Pharmaceutical Business with strong negotiations & Planning skills.
  • Able to develop strong, cooperative relationships, must be able to work in a cross-functional environment interacting with other internal and external departments
  • Has the understanding on how to align resources and manage others to achieve desired results . 
  • Must have a solution centric mind to understand issues and solve them within a stipulated time frame, ability to understand new issues quickly and make decisions. 
  • You are a team player with solid analytical, implantation skills and easily adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be organized professional, self-motivated to learn new learnings and implement them at workplace
  • Strong attention to details, proactive and flexible approach.

Qualifications / Key Experiences / Functional Knowledge Requirements

  • 4 years Bachelor Degree in Logistics/ Business Administration / any other relevant field.
  • Master degree is a must 
  • At least 6-8 years’ experience in similar organization in pharma / Health care / Medical Industry.
  • Should have handled similar position for a better fitment in this role
  • Fluent in English (communicating, writing and speaking) is mandatory & Arabic as advantage.
  • Excellent in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, etc.).
  • Proven experience with purchasing software (e.g. Procure or Spend Map). 
  • Strong Knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating, and liaising with vendors).