Packaging Development Engineer At Danone Egypt

Indirect Spend Buyer – Farm At Danone Egypt

Indirect Spend Buyer – Farm At Danone Egypt

Location: Headoffice

As an Indirect Spend buyer for Farm Indirect purchase he/she will support the business by sourcing and procuring materials from suppliers that add value in terms of Quality, Service, Cost, Cash and Innovation, he/she will implement sourcing strategies and supplier development plans, in close coordination with internal stakeholders (Operation, maintenance &Quality).

About the job

Implement CBU Short and Long farm indirect sourcing strategy to fuel the Farm growth, build market insight and knowledge transfer/educate the CBU management
Support strong DanFarm and SC development activities by developing indirect purchasing know-how and strategy
Build Dan-farm & SC Suppliers data base for all indirect materials, including blocked suppliers and preferred suppliers,

Responsible for getting quotations from different suppliers for each purchase related to the category, according to the company’s threshold, targeting to compare the market prices, in order to ensure best supplier is selected, best quality is offered, best prices are negotiated and to make sound purchasing decisions accordingly

Responsible for ensuring that the Purchase Orders are approved in accordance to the SSD Policy by ensuring Bid Waiver Form, After the Fact form, Competitive Bidding Summary, payment exception and technical approval form is initiated, approved, archived and attached when needed.
Responsible to reduce the number of spot buys by working on fixing the prices through long term contracts for frequently purchases items.

Manage Productivity by negotiating the prices and payment terms with suppliers, mode of shipping, and delivery time. Prices should be compared to last year’s price if applicable, budget in case of productivity or average initial market price in case of cost avoidance. Savings should be tracked and reported on monthly basis.

Manage RFP starting with identifying requirement and quantities, sourcing for qualified supplier, ask for references related to the involved suppliers, check suppliers history and company profiles, negotiate prices, delivery dates and payment terms, and Suppliers’ briefing/announcement, supplier contracting and evaluation.
Following up with Finance on payments and invoices for the different suppliers

Keeping track of historical purchases through a database of old Purchase orders , Offers and bidding evaluations files( kept as reference for the future)
Involved in the budget preparation for Farm Indirect Category
Prepare MVA, NDA, SOW and long term Contracts by filling in the commercial parts of the contract and negotiating the contract with the suppliers accordingly.
Conduct periodical training sections to the Stakeholders to ensure policy compliance


To be able to achieve the above and be successful in this role we believe you need to have:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferably or any relevant background.
Targeted profile Required between 0 to 2 years of experience in purchasing or similar role, preferably FMCGs.
Takes Accountability and Make Decisions.
Delivers value for Danone, Customers and Communities with high standards.
Understands Self & Strive for development
Strong Communication & Negotiation Skills

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