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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Contracts & Procurement Head – Holcim

Job Opportunity at Holcim (Azerbaijan) OJSC.

Holcim (Azerbaijan) OJSC is a member of LafargeHolcim Group

Operating in over 90 countries, with more than 110,000 employees, the LafargeHolcim Group is one of the world’s leaders in production and distribution of Cement, Ready-Mixed Concrete and Aggregates.


Holcim (Azerbaijan) OJSC, one of the leading manufacturers of cement and clinker in Azerbaijan and a member  the world’s first class  and the  largest cement producer LafargeHolcim Group is seeking a candidate to fill a full time vacancy of Contracts & Procurement Head.

Main accountabilities include:

• Plan and administration the sourcing of all materials required for the production process
• Assure timely and accurate reporting to Corporate Procurement
• Negotiate major purchasing contract with supplier, reviews and processes claims
• Analyze market and finds new potential suppliers
• Develop people. Promote team spirit and develop required skills.
• Strictly adhere to  Safety  requirements and Code of Business Conduct.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies
• Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedure
• Control purchasing department budget
• Forecast procurement needs.
• Create and implement KPI’s.
• Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers.
• Identify procurement process improvement needs and provide suggestions on how to improve timely execution of PO’s and contracts
• Ensure end user satisfaction is increased by continuous improvements measures and surveys to assess
• Responsible for managing the “flow” of “products” and materials including purchasing, warehousing & transportation/ custom clearance.
• Responsible for planning and administering the sourcing off all materials  required  for the production  process.
• Responsible for liaison, timely and accurate reporting to Corporate Procurement.
• Negotiates major purchasing contracts with suppliers, reviews and process claims.
• Analyses price trends, makes recommendations on the timing and quantity of purchases.
• Analyses market & find new potential suppliers.
• Directs a team of specialists & support staff.
• Play a key role  in setting  company strategy to insure  the cost effective flow of materials.
• Performs any other reasonable tasks necessary to fulfill the role.
• Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training
• Identify and develop training opportunities.
• Carries primary responsibility for ensuring personnel’s (Holcim employees, subcontractors or third-party service providers) compliance with Holcim OH&S obligations and ensures neither work is hazardous, nor implemented in a hazardous location.

Skills and Qualifications:

● Minimum 5 years of proven experience.
● Minimum bachelor degree in Economics.
● Strong verbal and written skills in English, Azeri and Russian.
● Intimate understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels.
● Strong analytical and project management skills.
● People and team management experience
● Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
● Budget-management skills and proficiency.
● Confident and dynamic personality.
● Excellent communication and decision-making skills.
● Preference:  Previous technical experience in construction industry.

Procedure for applying:

Interested candidate can post CV’s at [email protected] , indicating  “Contracts & Procurement Head” in the subject line.
All applications will be considered and all will be provided with equal opportunities. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is September 15th.  CVs will be reviewed upon submission.

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