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Expiry Date: 2013/02/24
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Kuwait food company ( Americana )

Foreign Purchasing Section Head
Kuwait food company ( Americana )

Job Description

Receive the Purchasing Requests from all departments, approve it, and distribute it on the Foreign Purchasing Representatives.
Follow up the execution of all Foreign Purchasing Orders, and ensure that they were executed incompliance with the company regulations on time.
Directing the Foreign Purchasing Representatives and support them in negotiations with supplies.
Daily follow-up the performance of the Foreign Suppliers.
Responsible for coordinating with the Financial Department in opening LCs.
Receiving invoices from the suppliers, submit it to the financial department and follow-up suppliers payments.
Coordinating with the Logistics Section regarding for customs and transferring issues until receiving the purchased materials in the company Warehouse.
Approve Receiving Orders for foreign purchases and ensure delivering it to the warehouse.
Responsible for reporting the credit balances of the foreign suppliers to the purchasing manager on weekly basis.
Develop, update, and maintain of Foreign Approved Suppliers List.
Source new foreign suppliers to improve quality, price and credit terms for the purchased materials.
Responsible for handling negotiations with the major foreign suppliers.
Build strong relationships with major foreign suppliers, especially those supplying the main raw materials needed for production.
Responsible for evaluating the performance of the foreign suppliers and report it to the Purchasing Manager on monthly basis.
Receive Foreign Purchase Requests from all departments of the company.
Close coordination with the financial department in all banking activities and opening LCs.
 Provide the Financial Department with any changes in the prices of foreign materials.
Coordinate with the Logistics Section regarding customs and couriers issues.
Close coordination with quality department in evaluating and approving new suppliers.
Coordinate with Warehousing Section to ensure receiving the foreign purchased materials from the suppliers.
Lead and direct the Foreign Purchasing Representatives to achieve the department goals.
Support the Foreign Purchasing Representatives in negotiations with foreign suppliers
Evaluate the performance of his subordinates and report it to the purchasing manager quarterly.
Building strategic relationship with the major foreign suppliers.
Established foreign suppliers’ evaluation criteria
Continuous update the list of approved foreign supplies
Develop and implement cost saving plans.


•Flexible, mature with strong communication and negotiation skills.
•Ability to lead, motivate and influence others.
•Ability to define problems, collect data and establishes facts
•Time managements and attention to details
•Very good command of English & computer skills

Job Details

  • Job Location: Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
  • Company Industry: FMCG
  • Requirements : Employer (Private Sector)
  • Job Role: Purchasing and Procurement
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Employee
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Management
  • Years of Experience: Min: 5
  • Residence Location: Egypt; Saudi Arabia
  • Gender: Male
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree

Company Profile

Our Company is one of the leading players in the restaurants, and retail industry throughout the Middle East. We are a consumer driven group that has consistently demonstrated our ability to expand market share and profitability enjoying more than 40 years of successful and rapid expansion.