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Join our flow.KONE Middle East & Africa (KMEA) is embarking upon an exciting growth phase through direct presence in 10 countries and more than 60 distributor markets within the region.
To complement our growth plans, we are looking for a Sourcing Specialist with strong analytical skills and a customer-focused mindset to be based in our Qatar office.
The Sourcing Specialist will have an integral part to play at KONE. The successful candidate will plan, manage, and control the sourcing activities for KONE Qatar and conduct sourcing category management through detailed plans and will be the point of contact for suppliers assigned to their portfolio.
We are looking for somebody with a proven track record of being a go-getter and understands how to partner and collaborate with the business.
We need someone who has the ability to influence, with an analytical mindset, result-driven, and a strong commercial acumen skill.
This is a unique opportunity to join a team of professionals who thrive to drive business strategies and share best practices.
If you feel you have what it takes and can add significant value to this role and department then apply for this exciting opportunity!Please note that direct sourcing experience is a must.
What will you do?Overall support to the KONE supply chain management through market analysisIdentification of local sourcing opportunities and mitigation of riskIdentify and manage local material and service providers according to sourcing categories and plansTo lead negotiations with local suppliers with a good understanding of local supplier baseTo thoroughly execute local and regional supplier agreementsOwnership of nominated contracts and audits on supplier qualityMaintain contract validity and manage re-negotiation as needed and in alignment with category and sourcing strategy and ensure contract and pricing information in systems is up-to-dateArrange and conduct regular steering or review meetings with suppliers and drive resolution of suppliers challengesContinually manage supplier saving actions to reduce costEnsure that KONE supplier segmentation specific processes are implemented to suppliersConduct quality audits, scorecard and risk management solutions on suppliersAre you the one?
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant fieldMinimum 5 years of experience in sourcing and supply chain managementExperience in a multinational and matrix organizationHighly motivated, goal-oriented, diligent, organized self-starter with an orientation towards a high level of customer serviceExperience and knowledge of GCC region is a must.
Excellent understanding of various CRM tools including SAPFluency in English communication is a must, Arabic is an added advantage.
Excellent presentation and negotiation skillsAt KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual.
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We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized.
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