Purchasing Manager
JOB TITLE: Purchasing Manager
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-06 LAST UPDATED: 2018-07-06 DEADLINE: 2018-08-05

Purchasing Manager

Location: Gazakh Cement, Azerbaijan

The purchasing manager is responsible for the procurement and purchasing of HGC - in his / her role he / she reports directly to the general manager in charge. His / her direct reports are the procurement specialists and the custom specialist for imported goods and services.


• Prepare forecasts and purchasing budgets (yearly, monthly, adjustment)
• Coordinate the supplies of raw materials, consumables, fuels and spare parts as well as production and maintenance services based on purchase requests provided by the operations
• Manage purchases to the reasonably lowest possible price in time
• Ensure the compliance to purchasing procedure
• Develop supply market intelligence and create supplier competition
• Constantly aim at the best performances controlled by the respective KPIs
• Ensure the safety and development of his personnel
• Contribute to the reliability and availability of the plant equipment


• Ensure timely supply of goods and services
• Put forward annual and monthly purchasing programs / purchasing plans and adjust them as necessary
• Prepare and submit annual purchasing budgets for standard and non-standard goods and services
• Decide which adjustments and modifications are necessary in process management to optimize the purchasing performance
• Optimize working capital in inventories together with production and maintenance
• Contribute to technical shutdowns and overhauls by early involvement into the planning process
• Perform purchasing team management by defining missions and objectives of his workforce, carry out their performance reviews, promote the quality of the work and motivate his personnel, develop their skills


• Financial performance
o Cost compliance to budget
o Price competition
o Pre-payment rate

• Operating performance
o Ensure delivery schedules and deadlines
o Purchasing process duration


• Educational background & Experience
o Engineer degree specialized in process, mechanical or electrical engineering
o Alternatively, economist in metallurgical, mineral or process industry
o Min 5-year experience purchasing / procurement in industrial sector
o Proven skills managing people

• Languages
o Azerbaijan: fluent
o Russian:  upper intermediate to fluent or native
o English: advanced/fluent

• Business skills
o Extensive market knowledge for supply markets for minerals manufacturing industry (steel, chemicals, mining, building materials, metallurgical)
o Negotiation skills
o Good knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes
o Good knowledge of product quality parameters and of quality control tests
o SAP PM/MM key user or min 5 years work experience with SAP PM/MM or similar

• Leadership & Behavioral Skills
o Result driven (result, cost)
o Ability to lead a change management process
o Accuracy and precision
o Good aptitude for organization and communication
o Ability to take fast decisions
o Initiative and innovative
o Analysis capacity
o Leadership capacity
o People development and training

To apply to this position please email your CV in English to  cavid.meherramov@akkord.az email address and put “Purchasing Manager'' in the subject line.

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