Title:  Material Procurement / Supply Chain Analyst

Job Req ID:  12697

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a seasoned Supply Chain & Logistics Professional to join Technology Oversight & Coordination Planning and Performance Management (TO&C P&PMD). Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of TO&C, TO&C P&PMD is the flagship shared services center of TO&C; providing centralized business planning, financial performance consolidation and reporting, data analysis and procurement services to enable the R&D arm of Saudi Aramco.

In its shared services capacity for providing end-to-end procurement services, TO&C P&PMD is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive supply chain strategy to enable the accelerated procurement and delivery of R&D chemicals, consumables, equipment and parts to enabling the unlocking of its R&D potential.


In joining TO&C P&PMD, the successful candidate is anticipated to be dynamic, goal orientated, innovative, and to have a track-record of working within tight deadlines. The successful candidate will be anticipated to be embedded within the centralized Procurement function, working closely with business functions, stakeholders, and functional teams to support, either independently or in collaboration with others, to develop and implement the organization’s accelerated material procurement transformation program with a target of unlocking 24 hour delivery of R&D materials (chemicals, consumables and parts) to the Company’s world-class R&D Facilities, whilst accelerating the supply of cutting edge laboratory equipment.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

•    Developing and implement a comprehensive supply chain strategy for one or more integrated R&D facilities
•    Interact daily with different Organizations to interpret, analyze, and act on their needs and requirements of the Company’s R&D Centers
•    Review plans/deliverables for the R&D projects to ensure that they comply with Company Standards and Regulations as well as industry codes related to supply chain management and logistics.
•    Developing R&D focused Supply Chain philosophies on Category Management, Supplier Tiering/Partnership, Vendor Managed Inventory and management of Strategic Partnerships
•    Participating in prefeasibility/feasibility studies of cutting-edge R&D demonstration projects 
•    Act as technical consultant and subject matter expert in supply chain management and logistics.
•    independently, and as a member of a team, lead end to end supply chain assessments to ensure smooth delivery of requirements from source to destination. 
•    Participate in market studies to understand market supply and demand for targeted commodities and materials required by the R&D facility
•    Collect and interpret analytical and performance data to determine supply chain KPIs.
•    Lead and implement Work Processes, Integrated Management Systems, Inventory Management Systems, 3rd Party Logistics Contract Administration, and Operations improvement programs.
•    Identify, assess and optimize the material flow and risk trade-offs across the supply chain at a tactical or strategic level (inventory, purchasing costs, production costs, logistics costs, product quality, asset utilization, productivity and customer service).
•    Lead development of supply chain strategies, including customer/product mix analysis, customer/product segmentation, channels-to-market, capital investment, and sourcing decisions.
•    Test supply chain design scenarios, process variability and trade-offs through simulation modelling techniques.
•    Develop timelines, track, and drive 3rd party contractors towards successful completion of projects.
•    Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams to expedite deliveries and enable 24 hour delivery.
•    Identify process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner.
•    Work with projects team, finance, sales, and manufacturing teams to determine best vendors and distributors for sourcing raw materials to the R&D facility, and supply chain elements such as logistics hub, packaging/warehousing management, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Engineering discipline (chemical engineering or mechanical engineering Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g., MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g., CIPS, ISM, and CSCP) is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 15 years of supply chain management and/or industry experience in procurement, material management, supply chain transformation, or consulting within a global company or with an international management consulting or accounting firm.  
  • In-depth working knowledge of material procurement and/or supply chain management ideally within a Technology Development, R&D and/or digital environment
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with excellent interpersonal, persuasion, and negotiation skills.  
  • Self-starter with the ability to competently and effectively complete individual tasks and work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Knowledge in R&D/Laboratory processes and their associated supply chain systems, infrastructure, utilities and services.
  • Strong knowledge on supply chain operation and management of petrochemical processes, chemical development, carbon materials, laboratory facilities.
  • Experience in participating and leading establishment of category management, supplier frameworks and vendor managed inventory.
  • Has knowledge of importation/exportation, customs clearance and permitting of major R&D laboratory chemicals, consumables and equipment, and associated logistics management is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAP Material Management, Inventory Control and related JAGGAER systems is preferred.


A bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Engineering discipline (chemical engineering or mechanical engineering.  Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g., MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g., CIPS, ISM, and CSCP) is preferred.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA