Job at APM Terminals for a Procurement Manager

APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk
Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and
offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of
fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing
industries – Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to
experience different cultures and make friends all over the world.
You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our
offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is
your work place.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Ref: AT-142703
Location: Onne, River
Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for efficient purchasing of inventory, supplies and
    capital equipment for the company. Receives purchase requisitions and
    verifies for accuracy and authorization(s).
  • Responsible for tender’s procedures, receiving bids, coordinates
    for committees; evaluating, assessing and selecting bidders based on
    capabilities and written criteria.
  • Establishes and executes procedures for procurement policy in conjunction with CFO.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders; determines and negotiates
    prices, delivery and credit terms; buys according to established company
    policies and procedures; maintains accurate purchasing records.
  • Responsible for evaluating, assessing and selecting vendors
    based on capabilities, performance and consistent quality assurance.
    Maintains rapport and good working relationships with vendors; keeps
    accurate vendor records.
  • Evaluates inventory reorder levels and quantity price breaks to
    determine most economical purchasing of inventory and supplies in
    relationship to company’s cost of capital. Prepares monthly reports and
    reviews forecast of purchasing commitments with Vice President of
    Finance.
  • Supervises the daily requisitions from end user and checks the status of item requested.
  • Keep stock on hand in order to minimize purchases.
  • Ensures that adequate stocks of key components are maintained in the stores to ensure there is no downtime in operational activity due to lack of stock/spares
  • The position is primarily expected to deliver by following specific company policies in the management of procurement activities while setting objectives for subordinated positions. The position is expected to deliver results in a timely manner as non delivery has a direct impact on the terminals ability to function
  • The position is expected to constantly strive to improve inventory management methods & obtain best possible delivery prices from vendors
  • The position has a direct impact on primarily the operational & financial aspects of the terminal & is therefore complex in nature.
  • Expedites purchase orders as necessary and ensures delivery of purchased items for uninterrupted production flow.
  • Performs other purchasing or inventory control duties as necessary or as requested.
  • Prepare contracts in collaboration with relevant departments.
  • Administrate, coordinate and cooperatively work with other
    departments, to resolve all issues relevant to the suppliers and
    vendors.
  • Analyze and strive to maintain up-to-date knowledge of market
    trends, pricing, availability, and capacity, technology and supplier
    capability relative to the product or parts assigned.
  • Assist subordinates in actively resisting any supplier request
    for price increase requiring the supplier to provide adequate
    documentation and justification to support such requests.
  • Ensures that a proper inventory control system is in place to
    carefully monitor stock positions, reorder levels & obsolescence of
    stock
  • Manages storekeeping functions from both a central & technical department perspective
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Who We are Looking For

  • Requires a college degree in Business Management, Accounting, or
    related discipline. Some formal instruction in engineering or an
    engineering-related discipline helpful.
  • Requires at least five to seven years of purchasing experience
    in private industry, preferably in shipping or transportation industry.
    In addition, must have at least three years of managerial experience,
    directing a purchasing staff of similar size and scope.
  • Must have strong experience in managing & using inventory control systems
  • Must have demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to exercise sound business judgment in order to set direction and establish priorities.
  • Requires verbal and written communications skills in English at the advanced level.
  • Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
  • Must be able to understand basic finance & accounting principles in order to control budgets & costs
  • Cost/Price analysis skills
  • Knowledge of contract laws, and conditions.
  • Very high ethical standards
  • Must have extensive knowledge of procurement practices and principles.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of customs laws, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Must have a working knowledge of managerial and leadership
    principles, with the ability to influence other management team members
    and lead a department of technically proficient individuals.
  • Must have some working knowledge of engineering terms, drawings, and engineering specifications.
  • Must have thorough understanding and should have worked on an
    ERP and understands the complexity between Inventory, Procurement and
    Finance systems.

We Offer

  • A wide range of national and international career opportunities
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic environment


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Application Deadline  23rd June, 2017.

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