Oversee the ordering of engineering spares/materials for the plant and continuously identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve service.
Prepare tenders and contracts for new and existing business.
Conduct supplier contract negotiations with a view to driving cost, quality and performance improvement.
Liaise with Engineering unit managers to ensure that the supplier base continues to accurately meet their needs.
Oversee foreign procurement of engineering materials and spares.
Procurement of production chemicals and raw materials.
Knowledge of Maintenance, Repairs and Operational Suppliers (MRO) and OEM Manufacturers worldwide.
Analyse technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations, suppliers facilities and availability of parts and equipment.
Arrange and participates in meetings/conferences between suppliers and engineers, purchasers, inspectors etc.
To travel for any business reason.