PA Country Procurement Business Partner Saudi Arabia & Middle East Area, Riyadh

PA Country Procurement Business Partner Saudi Arabia & Middle East Area, Riyadh

ABB Limited
6-7 years
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Job Description

PA Country Procurement Business Partner Saudi Arabia & Middle East Area, Riyadh
Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.
ABB Process Automation Indirect Materials & Services Procurement is a key function that delivers value to business by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods & services and the management of ABB Process Automation's third party spend. As a Process Automation Business Partner for Saudi Arabia and Middle East Area you are responsible for actively engaging and partnering with senior Business stakeholders, Finance, HR, Operations and Procurement for the Country staff and from the key PA sites in Saudi Arabia and Middle East (including but not limited to Barhain, UAE, Kuwait). Candidate to demonstrate strong leadership, communication and influencing skills to ensure stakeholder alignment and support to deliver exceptional value through the implementation of category strategies and overall Procurement excellence initiatives. Candidate to establish effective working relationships with local and regional procurement to ensure alignment and the full realization of the benefits of the identified opportunities and improvement initiatives. In close collaboration with the local business, candidate to drive the execution of a pipeline of high value strategic initiatives in the assigned geographical area - indirect categories in scope are Services, Facilities, Material Information Services and Travel. The key ambition is to create a positive impact on bottom line, driving integrity in the Source-to-Pay process by qualifying suppliers in Ariba and to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. The Business Partner will be embedded in PA's Procurement eco-system (within EMEA and other regions) and work closely with Business Partners from our Robotics, Motion and Electrification countries.Your responsibilities
  • Accountable for the creation and application of a business-aligned long-term category and sourcing strategy for the Country in scope
  • Development of an annual pipeline of strategic category initiatives leading to Y-o-Y relevant savings ( CR & CA).
  • Closely collaborating within the eco-system of procurement professionals located in EMEA to drive results such as cost reduction in a proactive and strongly result-oriented manner.
  • Understanding business priorities and challenges and ensuring successful realization of the category strategies by building strong partnerships across geographically dispersed stakeholders and engaging with local Procurement. Also being able to interact with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Proactively driving/supporting demand management to reduce our overall external spend with third parties and for positive impact on bottom line - e.g. total workforce management, energy efficiency, utility bill management or implementation of vendor machines in the production sites (Integrated Supply Chain Solutions).
  • Working closely with suppliers and local procurement and other relevant functions on the implementation and further improvement of 3rd party risk management solutions such as Data Privacy or overall supplier qualification programs.
  • Ensuring a robust approach to supplier management, establishing value creation targets and reporting of supplier performance, developing innovation programs, managing supplier risks and conducting regular business reviews.
  • Supporting the roll out of digital procurement tools such as Ariba guided-buying, Fieldglass, punchout catalogues and the Amazon Business marketplace to ensure a high level of hands-free ordering and a reduction of tactical sourcing to the minimum in the countries using SAP Ariba.
  • Support the transformation of the centrally managed logistics Saudi team to serve across the businesses in offering an efficient and centralized logistics operations with an overview of the logistics operations across the organization, leveraging the full ABB volume in negotiating with freight forwarders, custom brokers, as well as establishing relationships with relevant local authorities.
  • Be part of the review of the performance delivery of team and service provide/suppliers via frequent KPI supported reviews.
Your background
  • Ideally you'll hold a University degree, with business or engineering degree preferable, with
  • 6-7 years of in-depth strategic procurement experience or equivalent extensive experience working in the categories for which the role is intended to support.
  • Experience in dealing with 3rd party logistics suppliers freight forwarders and custom brokers
  • Working knowledge of local customs processes, rules, and regulations
  • Working knowledge of ERPs, preferably SAP experience, MM module specifically
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with an ability to lead and coordinate cross-functional teams and deliver complex strategic initiatives, in a truly global, fluid, interactive environment
  • Proven financial and business acumen and capability in negotiation, change management and stakeholder management
  • Business level fluency in English
  • Strong and proven track record of result-orientation
More about us
We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

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