Purchasing Manager

UPM is looking for Saudi of the highest caliber to fill vacancy of Purchasing Manager  

You will be responsible for developing, organizing, and maintaining an effective system for purchasing, storage, and distribution of supplies, materials, and equipment.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains records of goods ordered and received.
  • Locates vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment. Administers on-line purchasing systems. 
  • Advises the Director on matters relating to contracting and/or purchasing activities of the University.
  • Controls purchasing department budgets.
  • Reviews purchase orders, claims, and contracts for conformity to company policy.
  • Analyzes market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future materials availability.
  • Prepares and analyzes reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
  • Develops and implements purchasing and contract management policies, and procedures. 
  • Participates in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Resolves vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers. 
  • Represents the University in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers. 
  • Reviews, evaluates, and approves specifications for issuing and awarding bids. 
  • Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing of materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies. 
  • Prepares bid awards requiring the Board approval.
  • Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.
  • Oversees the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and timely dispatch of goods.
  • Oversees stock control and orders processing ensuring quality, delivery, and budget objectives are met. Keeps stock control system up to date and planning future capacity requirements.
  • Carries out responsibilities for the use of automated and computerized systems.


Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Finance or related degree.
  • At least five years of experience in a related field.  
  • Must have excellent human relations skills and demonstrate a strong service orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills and negotiation skills.
  • Good in writing, documentation and organizing, planning and analytical skills.
  • Good team player with integrity, interpersonal, organization and time management skills.
  • Knowledge in project scheduling, purchasing, shipping and processes.
  • Maintains confidentiality of purchasing and financial information.
  • Good knowledge of computer skills.