Regional Buyer Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Kerry Taste & Nutrition

Title: Regional Buyer

Company: Kerry Taste & Nutrition

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Supply Chain/Logistics

Requisition ID 17959

Position Type FT Fixed Term

Recruiter #LI-CO1

Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

Our Values: Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

About the Role:

Kerry has a great opportunity for an ambitious Procurement professional to join our growing team in the Middle East on a 6 month fixed term contract basis .

Working alongside the Procurement Manager and a Senior Buyer, the successful candidate will have responsibility to source and contract Raw Materials to drive readiness for a new factory build. The role will require close collaboration and positive relationship building within Kerry and externally with suppliers. The candidate must be able to work under a tight deadline to deliver against this key project for Kerry.

The role requires some travel (dependent on travel restrictions) and requires an immediate or near-immedate start.

Key Responsibilities of the Role:

• Procurement of Raw Material, and Packaging required by the Business on time, cost efficiently and meeting the Business needs

• Commodity Price tracking and making buying decisions based on factual market and economic data

• Deliver cost saving projects that deliver real value to the MENAT business and P&L

• Track and look for ways to reduce cost

• Challenges the status quo in terms of current pricing on RMs, Packaging and Services contracts and looks for ways to reduce cost

• Execute local vendor selection and negotiations for MENAT vendors

• Search for new Vendors / Raw Materials required within the region

• Consistently look for ways to improve and streamline processes in order to continuously improve and add value to the business

• Collaborate with counterparts on APMEA Regional and Global teams where appropriate

• Collaborate cross-functionally in the region and globally to implement strategic category-sourcing initiatives

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Minimum 1-2 years’ experience contracting raw materials in a Multinational Company

• Bachelor s degree from a reputable University

• Experience working in Food / Food Ingredients / FMCG / Consumer Goods / Pharma industries preferred

• Experience in negotiation and achievement of cost reductions

• Fluency in English is essential

• Competency in Arabic language is most desirable due to the Kerry’s manufacturing footprint in Middle East

Competencies Required:

• Strong negotiation skills

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Problem-solving and analytical skills

• Project management skills

• Solutions focused

• Highly collaborative and consultative

• Drive someone who is self-motivated, and career driven with a strong sense of urgency, enthusiasm and commitment.

Salary: $0/monthly

Type of Job: fulltime


Work Day: Full Time

Employment type: Permanent Job

Salary: Negotiable


Minimal experience: No experience


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