Work with suppliers to obtain parts, supplies and/or equipment as per demand at the best price, within schedule.
Develop and maintain vendor relationships and work with the company’s engineers and teams to ensure material availability and accuracy.
Identify suitable suppliers for cost and capacity considerations, prepare sourcing plans, conduct analysis of supplier’s offerings and prepare recommendations of the most suitable supplier.
Conduct risk management analysis of selected suppliers taking into account material costing trends and capacity constraints.
Prepare and submit Request for Information, Requests for Quotation, and the issuance of Purchase Orders.
Analyze and identify the “Total cost of Ownership” principles in making suitable supplier selections.
Analyze market research for potential demand aggregation – supplier consolidation, contract renegotiation, price reductions or cost avoidance.
Oversee resolution of disputes, deficiencies, and warranty claims.
Coordinate the physical movement of export and import shipments and the determination and preparation of all legally required documentation.
Maintain awareness of regulations to ensure compliance with Azerbaijan customs laws and regulations.
Perform stock evaluation and minimum maximum stock definitions, stock control, material flow reports. Organize periodically on spot stock checks at warehouses. Coordinate transportation of materials to end users.
A Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance or equivalent is required.
Certified Purchasing Manager and MBA preferred.
A minimum of 5+ years of related experience in strategic sourcing and supplier management roles is required.
Some level of specific knowledge of components of drilling fluids, production chemicals is desirable.
Demonstrated skill set in identifying, qualifying and negotiating with suppliers on matter of cost, terms and conditions and general contract requirements.
Knowledge of SIMS is desirable.
Experience with various contract types including terms and conditions, letters of intent, letters of agreement and the creation and processing of purchase orders.
Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as dexterity in reading the market.
The ability to interface effectively with the technical, quality and the legal organizations to capture and convey the specification requirements and contractual needs and write these effectively into a contract format.