24 Feb 2021

Procurement Manager at Olam

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Job Description

Job Description

  • Responsible for the management of the Procurement Department.
  • Setting up of expectations and reviewing the performance of team and develop their human capacity.
  • Negotiate tariffs and conditions (including contracts) with suppliers in conjunction with the Plant Manager or other designated person to secure advantageous terms
  • Prepare and Implement sourcing strategies for key spend categories to capture cost savings.
  • Identify profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company.
  • Advise user department on new products available in the market for trial.
  • Advise user departments on the abnormal consumption of items for the necessary corrective measures to be taken.
  • Put measure in place using reliable data and information, to proactively minimize, if not completely avoiding, the impact of unfavorable events (e.g. potential shortages etc.)
  • Ensure procurement activities compliance to company policies.
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Ensure appropriate documentation are utilized in all procurements to validate basis of purchase and provide audit trail.
  • Lead, manage and develop effective professional working relationship with key internal stakeholders to maximize the long-term benefit for the organization.
  • Analyze current procurement activities and recommend improvements through more efficient procurement methods.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of accurate records and documentation on all purchases.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Key Deliverables

Strategic Effectiveness

Operational Effectiveness

Organizational Effectiveness


  • Master’s Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures
  • People Person, Good at Networking
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Superior Organizational Skills
  • Mathematics Skills, Good Negotiator
  • Financial Analysis Skills,
  • Logistics Skills
  • Strategic Planning Abilities
  • Knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management, Inventory Management, Financial Analysis, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning, and General Office Programs)
  • Specialized Industry Knowledge, Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 17 March. 2021

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