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New Job Recruitment At Puma Energy

Puma Energy is a leading global energy business which supplies, stores, and distributes petroleum products in 48 countries across six continents.

Founded in 1997, Puma Energy has its headquarters in Singapore and Geneva and employs over 8,000 people globally with regional hubs in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia, and Estonia and have recently set up a Global Delivery Center in Mumbai, India.

Puma Energy has a network of 100 storage terminals, more than 3,000 retail sites, and a presence at over 80 airports.

Our mission is to energize communities to help drive growth and prosperity by sustainably serving our customers’ needs in high potential countries around the world

Main Purpose:

Managing and carrying out Procurement activities across a wide range of categories and for all internal departments

Creatively explore different approaches in negotiation agreements to achieve greatest cost reductions for Puma Energy

Align objectives with different functional areas, mainly with Operations, Maintenance, and Retail

Ensure appropriate Procurement Service Levels to the business within the country for the procurement process, quickly adapting to changes

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities::

  • Ensure the business has a timely supply of goods and materials it requires
  • Demonstrate value for money for the company in the country when money is being spent with suppliers
  • Apply Puma Energy’s Procurement processes ensuring all necessary controls, approvals, and reporting is carried out in the country

Planning, Operations, and Monitoring

  • Initiate, lead and coordinate all procurement activities (processing requisitions, creating purchase orders, spot purchases, tenders, negotiation, expediting supply, supply market intelligence, benchmark) related to his/her country
  • Proposes, negotiates and ensures the appropriate Procurement Service Levels to the business within the country, including cost/benefits objectives
  • Monitor and report Procurement KPIs for his / her country (e.g. savings, number of tenders)
  • Is responsible for controlling the supplier’s payment terms under Procurement scope
  • Leads initiatives pursuing optimization of the Total Cost of Ownership, establishing plans, directions and controls
  • Perform price benchmark to ensure that Puma Energy prices are consistent within the market

Sourcing and Negotiation

  • Validates country targets and consolidates the country’s negotiations to ensure the best costs/benefits for the company
  • Lead multi-discipline teams in charge of negotiations for his / her country
  • Creatively explore different alternative approaches in negotiation agreements to achieve greatest cost reduction for Puma Energy
  • Identify, propose and lead savings initiatives related to:
    • Technical requirement (e.g. standardization, value engineering)
    • Volumes (e.g. consolidation / rationalization)
    • Vendors market (e.g. new vendors sourcing)
    • Price (e.g. payment terms, warranty, lump-sum, life cycle)
  • Co-responsible with Regional Procurement and Global Sourcing to implement regional and global negotiations within the country and evaluate the local impact of the company’s procurement policies
  • Propose, validate, initiate, and follow-up vendor qualification requests (KYC)
  • Build/maintain a network of contacts and develop top country Procurement relationships with suppliers
  • Represents Puma Energy to suppliers, ensuring suppliers know what is expected of them and markets the opportunity for suppliers to supply Puma Energy

Selecting suppliers and contracting

  • Define/propose shortlists of vendors for RFI/RFP/RFQ
  • Pilot and organize RFI/RFP/RFQ
  • Negotiate commercial terms of contracts
  • Ensures that the outcomes of negotiation are translated into contracts (Frame Agreements)
  • Cooperation with the Legal department for all contracts
  • Manage contracts/issues (e.g. vendors dispute, invoices, warranty) in close cooperation with stakeholders
  • Monitor and report on contract’s performance and savings
  • Organize contract reviews during the execution of contract/return on experience at the end of the contract

General Management

  • Be the primary point of contact for the country relating to all non-oil procurement activities supporting the general management team
  • Assure implementation of Procurement policies, programs and procedures, and provide guide and advice to the business and country management
  • Have clear understanding of functional areas challenges and opportunities regarding Procurement matters to provide guide and advice in decision making processes
  • Understanding the main difference business activities and processes at Puma Energy (e.g. Retail, Maintenance, Operations, Aviation, etc.)

Profile

  • Undergraduate degree in Procurement or Business or Engineering
  • Ideally Oil & Gas industry experience in mid-stream and in multi-site retailing
  • Business acumen, capable of understanding business/marketing strategies
  • 2-3 years Procurement experience
  • Ability to manage commercial relationships with Suppliers at local level
  • Mature leadership and with excellent organization, negotiation and project management skills
  • Problem solver, team player and can deal effectively with people who hold opposing views, tolerates conflicts and ambiguity
  • Communicates effectively, persuasive speaker and a good listener
  • Good knowledge of Finance for Project Evaluation
  • Basic functional expertise ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of legal matters relating to Procurement
  • Able to accurately manage high levels of data
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical working in line with Puma Energy Code of Conduct
  • French and English required

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

  • Country General and Finance Managers, Regional Procurement, diverse Country Operational Functional Manager

Method Of Application

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Closing Date: Ongoing

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