Procurement Coordinator - Inland Services
The Maersk Group
Costa Rica
hace 18 días
  • Responsible for purchasing of all inventory, supplies and capital goods for the company including negotiating price, delivery and credit terms.
  • Evaluates vendors according Corporate compliance policies and determines most cost-effective in all purchases. To ensure that adequate controls are in place by achieving transparency in procurement policies.

    A key role is to advise senior management on effective strategies for purchasing materials and supplies and procurement procedures and reporting systems.

    We offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals is the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
  • Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
  • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.
  • Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for efficient purchasing of inventory, supplies and capital equipment for the company. Receives purchase requisitions and verifies for accuracy and authorization(s).
  • Responsible for tender’s procedures, receiving bids, coordinates for committees; evaluating, assessing and selecting bidders based on capabilities and written criteria.
  • Promote a saving plan program according regional targets (Take cost out).
  • Establishes and executes procedures for procurement policy in conjunction with GRPO and CFO.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders; determines and negotiates prices, delivery and credit terms; buys according to established company policies and procedures;
  • maintains accurate purchasing records.

  • Responsible for evaluating, assessing and selecting vendors based on capabilities, performance and consistent quality assurance.
  • Maintains rapport and good working relationships with vendors; keeps accurate vendor records.

  • Determine most economical purchasing of inventory and supplies in relationship to company's cost of capital. Prepares monthly reports and reviews forecast of purchasing commitments.
  • Expedites purchase orders as necessary and ensures delivery of purchased items for uninterrupted manufacturing flow.
  • Performs other purchasing or inventory control duties as necessary or as requested.
  • Prepare contracts in collaboration with Company’s legal counsel according APT global policies related.
  • Administrate, coordinate and cooperatively work with other departments, to resolve all issues relevant to the suppliers and vendors.
  • Analyze and strive to maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends, pricing, availability, and capacity, technology and supplier capability relative to the product or parts assigned.
  • Assist subordinates in actively resisting any supplier request for price increase requiring the supplier to provide adequate documentation and justification to support such requests.
  • Manages storekeeping functions from both a central & technical department perspective
  • Supervises the daily requisitions from end user and checks the status of item requested.
  • Ensures that adequate reposition of stocks of key operative components to ensure there is no downtime in operational activity due to lack of stock / spares.
  • The position is primarily expected to deliver by following specific company policies in the management of procurement activities while setting objectives for subordinated positions.
  • The position is expected to deliver results in a timely manner as non delivery has a direct impact on the terminals ability to function.

  • The position has a direct impact on primarily the operational & financial aspects of the terminal & is therefore complex in nature.
  • We are looking for

  • Requires a college degree in business management, accounting, or related discipline. Some formal instruction in engineering or an engineering-related discipline helpful.
  • Requires 4 years of purchasing experience in private industry, preferably in shipping or transportation industry. In addition, must have at least three years of managerial experience, directing a purchasing staff of similar size and scope.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of procurement practices and principles.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of customs laws, rules, tax regulations, and procedures.
  • Must have a working knowledge of managerial and leadership principles, with the ability to influence other management team members and lead a department of technically proficient individuals.
  • Must have some working knowledge of engineering terms, drawings, and engineering specifications.
  • Must have thorough understanding of software applications for purchasing.
  • Must have demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to exercise sound business judgment in order to set direction and establish priorities.
  • Requires verbal and written communications skills in English at the advanced level.
  • Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
  • Must be able to understand basic finance & accounting principles in order to control budgets & costs.
  • Cost / Price analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of contract laws, and conditions.
  • Very high ethical standards.
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