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A Leading construction company is seeking a Buyer for the railway track and tunneling project.
Purpose of the position
Ensure an efficient procurement of materials, equipment, and services related to the construction of a railway tracks and tunneling project.
Duties and responsibilities
activating market research and inquiries at the domestic (France) and international level to identify potential suppliers by means of a process of in-depth analysis
handling the qualification supplier process, ensuring systematic comparisons of new suppliers with those qualified in the past, and constantly monitoring those that have been activated to be in accordance with internal quality standards and criteria defined by the procurement department
proposing to the technical offices new technical solutions providing alternatives suggested by the supplier, if considered valid and suitable to reach the target's goals established by the company
regularly updating the vendor lists, divided for product group and/or geographical market, sharing this information with both corporate and local procurement offices through dedicated systems and reports, and referencing qualified suppliers and subcontractors to the Tender office during the bid preparation stage
receiving and verifying the purchase requests issued by the departments concerned to be in accordance with internal guidelines and standards defined by the procurement department
managing and/or supporting negotiations with suppliers both at a central and local level and/or for specialized product category, from the reception of the purchasing request till the contract creation, aiming for the best possible conditions considering the advisability of issuing open orders, always in accordance with procurement department guidelines and procedures
interfacing regularly with Area Managers and Corporate to place orders according to defined project procurement plan, strategy, and budget while ensuring the compliance and the application of the procurement guidelines, procedures, and best practices
forecasting and benchmarking price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier relations
providing administrative support following the purchase order approval, drafting, issue and archiving, coordinating with accounting offices for payments of all credit suppliers to increase the performances of the procurement process
for the components and machinery business units, following all the procurement activities required to satisfy the subsidiary's needs
purchasing materials and minor items of equipment
assisting the Procurement Manager in the monthly report preparation (purchasing orders, budget, negotiation plan, KPI), to share with Procurement Director, Area Manager, Managing Directors, regarding the procurement performances, functionality, and the overall procurement operations, anomalies, and procedures compliance
3+ years' experience in the construction of infrastructure, railways tracks and tunneling highly desired
technical degree or bachelor's degree in civil or construction engineering/architecture/economics
familiarity with the legislation concerting works contracts and public works and the relevant laws (FIDIC)
knowledge of the reference market, the solutions/services the company can provide, and the company's competitors
familiar with construction techniques to be able to select the best suppliers and subcontractors according to the different activities and projects
good knowledge of French and English
ability to organize the activities in the framework of the process managed and in relation to the other corporate processes, identifying and removing the inefficiencies
relevant experience on similar roles
site and/or engineering studio experience within a multicultural and international environment
Our Client, a leading international company specialized in infrastructure, is seeking a Site Procurement Coordinator for a railway tracks and tunnelling construction project in France. Purpose of the position The Site Procurement Coordinator manages the procurement post-award ordering and delivery activities of materials, equipment and services of the Joint Venture during the construction process. Essential duties: - Management of the site procurement office in accordance with approved project policies, procedures, plans, strategy and budgets - Lead contract negotiations and preparation, including issuing approval of contract documents, subcontracts and purchase orders - Oversee Coordination of expediting, logistics and traffic with respect to the delivery of supplier equipment and materials delivered to site - Research of new supplier / subcontractors - Communication with suppliers / subcontractors on all procurement related matters - Develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification - Maintain existing relationships with subcontractors and suppliers, and establish new relationships to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work - Assist in settling invoice or contract disputes - Administers the contract and contract revision approval processes through preparation of the contract agreement document for execution; conformance of commercial documents, invoices, closeout, etc. - Leads contract and project closeout which may include final payments, resolution of claims, and insurance coverage as required - Identifying process improvements and cost savings opportunities Qualifications: - Min. 3+ years procurement or supply chain management experience - Able to read and understand project specifications, plans, and other project documents as they relate to procurement activities. - Knowledge of procurement best practices, import regulations, competitive bidding, market conditions, general contract terms and conditions is required - Strong negotiation skills with suppliers / vendors - Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office suite. - Strong written and verbal communication skills with an orientation toward teamwork and collaboration with others. - Excellent knowledge of French, written and spoken - English, at independent user level, highly desired You can expect a varied and independent activity in a dynamic and international commercial environment. We look forward to receiving your complete online application soon. Contact For more details about this challenging position, please contact us at +41 44 342 30 10 (Switzerand) or via email.
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