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Buyer / Purchaser (QFAB)

Job Requisition No.:  20446
Category:  Shipyard

Reporting structure

Reports To    Procurement & Supply Chain Manager

Direct Reports    Expeditors



Job Summary and Purpose

Perform procurement of different items including, Capital Equipment, Spares, MRO and Contracting of Services to support the QFAB business activities in accordance with Company’s policies, procedures and ethical standards to ensure that all procured goods & services are from reliable & approved vendors at most competitive price within budget complying with the technical, quality, safety and delivery requirements.


Tasks and Responsibilities:


Accountabilities - 2

Relationship Management:

14. Build and maintain effective relationships with the government and custom authorities so as to prevent any problems when goods are imported by the company.
15. Liaise with other departments on a regular basis to identify their requirements for goods and services.
16. Assist in negotiating on commercial terms with suppliers such as prices to maximize the value for money. The incumbent shall always safeguard the company' s interest.
17. Liaise and coordinate with the end users and the logistics staff to ensure on-time deliveries and rectify all OS&Ds with the coordination among Warehouse, logistics and Vendors.
18. Coordinate with the selected bidder to ensure completion of alI administrative processes and submission of all contract signed documents. Also, chasing Accounts and Finance to ensure timely settlements of payments to all the vendors.
19. Communication with internal interfaces for all relevant matters include Engineering, Project Management Teams, Operations Group, QSA, Finance and Commercial.
20. Preparation and presentation of Querterly KPI reports, daily orders progress, Outline Agreements and expediting reports, and all assignment status sheets to the Head of purchasing

Agreement Activities:
21. Seek opportunities for consolidation by establishing and managing supply agreements/Call-off Agreements which are directed towards reduction of overall acquisition and inventory cost.
22. Collaborate with the joint venture companies of NAKlLAT for joint utilization of supply agreements, and checking for material availability.

Record Management:
23. Maintain accurate records for audit trail purposes as per' P&P of the purchasing section.
24. Support the evaluation of quotations and clarify all technical queries with vendors and end user departments/sections with minimum possible time.
25. Maintain appropriate records to ensure that the procurement process and the contractual agreements are accurately documented (signed contracts,etc.) for accountability and audit purposes.
26. Provide assistance in managing the administrative process from preparation of LTC documents till the award of the contract.
27. Evaluate purchase requisitions and source all the required materials from commercially and technically viable vendors. The incumbent shall use the existing supply agreements/Call off Agreement/ if any.
28. Assist the Head of Purchasing in maintaining all related procurement documents and records.
29. Assist in the preparation of Requests for Quotation, Invititation to Bid, Requests for Proposal and ensure timely dispatch of these documents to concerned parties captured in SAP.
30. Closely following-up with the logistics for deliveries, warehouse for Goods Reccieved Notes (GRN), vendors for invoices, accounts and finance for the critical order payments settlements.

Accountabilities - 3

31. Ensure timely issue of RFQs/ Invitation to Tender (ITTs) /RFPs to correct vendors and contractors through system.
32. Ensure Commercial information is kept confidential and not released to persons outside of Procurement group and only to Project or Cost Control Managers in accordance to the policies.
33. Produce accurate Commercial Bid Evaluation (CBE) and ensure the purchasing coordinator are following all details accurately over the CBE before PO release.
34. Create Purchase Order with all supporting documentation (CBE, valid quotations, proposals, TBE/technical datasheets, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), catalogue, LTC approval, contract copy, etc.) as per requirements and ensure the same with the Purchasing coordinator.
35. Ensure all KPIs are met monthly and self generating, monitoring and reporting the personal progress reports.
36. Ensure the purchase orders deliveries and storage of chemicals and supplies schedules are under complaince to the regulations of RLIC and NKOM’s policy towards handling and Storage of Dangerous goods.
37. Updating daily progress to the Senior Purchasing Officer/Engineer. And ensure using of Smartsheet® for reporting the daily targets completion and progress.

Market Research:
38. Conduct market research and gather market intelligence on new products, opportunities and suppliers.
39. Monitor the global trends with regards to all repetitive purchase materials.
40. Assist the end user departments / sections in obtaining the pricing information they require for developing their department / section budget.
41. Purchase Order Close Out in the SAP without remining any financial liabilties over company.

Quality, Health, Safety, Security & Environment (QHSSE):
42. Adhere to all relevant QHSSE policies, procedures, instructions, and controls so that NKOM provides a safe, world class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:
43. Follow all P&SC policies and procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
44. Expedite all purchase orders or purchase requests as required to achieve target SAP PO delivery date.
45. Monitor the performance of the suppliers of the organization and assist in performing site audit.
46. Provide support to the end users in case of any dispute on price, delivery and quality.
47. Carry out any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.

Accountabilities - 4


Drive Vision
Interactive Communication
Customer Centricity
Solution Oriented
Empower & Nurture Talent
Collaboration & Teamwork
Achievement Oriented

Key Result Areas

• Purchasing activities associated with Corporate and Business functions are conducted in a fair and transparent manner for all parties involved and in full compliance with the policies and procedures of the organization. 
• Improving the way the purchases and inventories are managed in terms of value which accrues to the Organization 
• Minimizes the commercial risks during the contract management process and procurement phase.


Interactions and Working Relations

Internal: With departmental head, Manager, all sections, departments and project teams

Purpose: collaboration towards procurement strategy, Progress reporting, Delivery updates, payments and invoicing, material status, Direct support service integrated with operations,  change orders, scheduling.

External: Suppliers, Vendors, Contractors, Freight forwarders.

Purpose: Sourcing, purchasing, negotiation, Follow-up for material deliveries and arrangements, quality issues, change orders, sourcing, timely supply arrangements, Progress reporting, end-to-end orders expediting. 


Financial Authorities


Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills

Diploma, or Accredated Bachelor’s Degree in Marine, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Instrumentation Engineering. Alternatively,  a Diploma or Degree in Business or Supply Chain and coupled with commensurate experience.

 5 year relevant experience in Shipyard, or Oil & Gas, or process industry within Supply Chain

Job Specific Competencies:

1.    Knowledge in Procurement & Supply Chain Operations
2.    Global sourcing skills
3.    Vendor and Contract Management
4.    Procurement skills
5.    Product knowledge 
6.    Knowledge of contract terms and conditions
7.    Thorough Knowledge of INCOTERMS
8.    Commercial Negotiation Skills
9.    Familiarity with shipyard materials
10.    Knowledge of Shipyard Operations


Buyer / Purchaser (QFAB)


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