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Procurement Manager

Air Liquide

Posted on August 14, 2019

5 - 10 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Any Nationality

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Air Liquide AlKhafrah Industrial Gases (ALKIG), delivering gas solutions to a wide range of customers and markets through packaged, bulk or on-site supplies (e.g., automotive, metal fabrication, food & beverage, oil & gas, water treatment, laboratories, etc.). In addition, ALKIG hosts Air Liquide s Middle East Specialty Gases business unit, delivering pure gases and advanced mixtures meeting the most stringent quality requirements
Missions and Responsibilities
The Procurement Manager develops and implements, in coordination with European policy, the procurement strategy and processes having an impact on AL entity efficiency and generating savings. He/She manages the procurement team while coordinating the different procurement activities. He/She participates in major purchasing contract processes.

Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Accountabilities & related Activities:
1. Ensures that procurement strategy is aligned with business strategy
- Makes regular reviews with his peers to check consistency of strategies
- Contributes with European Procurement to the development of a long-term strategy per category
2. Manages the procurement activities and animates the team
- Follows up performance indicators for sourcing, referential, requisitioning
- Defines standard contracts, terms and conditions, including standard payment terms (with Finance)
3. Defines savings goals and ensures follow-up
- Defines the sourcing plans and prioritizes them in good coordination with the European Procurement team
- Ensure to challenge the supplier by increase the terms and decrease the price to have more savings .
4. Plans and controls the procurement team development
- Staffs with a mix of degreed / experienced buyers and/or Air Liquide experienced representatives from the business, the technical and/or financial side
- Clearly defines delegation rules according Group policy
5. Develops relationships with internal customers and partners
- Initiates demand management with Internal Customers through information on real costs
- Permanently checks the internal customers' satisfaction
- Ensure to deliver the shipments to the customer on time to avoid any delay with our customers
6. Quality
- Ensures compliance of procurement processes with IMS requirements (GP12) in regards to specification, qualification and reception of critical equipments.
- Defines a suppliers evaluation program and follows the evaluations results
- Ensure to qualify the critical suppliers and update the critical supplier list.
7. Custom clearance
- Ensures compliance of custom clearance processes with MCI and MOI requirements as per saudi arabia regulation.
- Following with the suppliers (High Seas) regards the import shipments when will be discharge.
Additional information
Education and Experience:
- Supply Chain degree or equivalent
- English Language is a MUST.
- 5 to 10 years experience in gas chromatograph, various gas analyzers and detectors, with a proven history of achievements.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills


Procurement Supply chain Fabrication Automotive Custom clearance Business strategy Water treatment Demand management IMS Team development


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Air Liquide

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 68,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company s activities since its cr eation in 1902. Air Liquide s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
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