Role details

Category Specialist - Facilities Management - Strategy

International   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Fantastic opportunity to work on exciting initiatives with a leading UAE employe
  • Must have strategic experience in the Category of Facilities Management

About Our Client

This is a leading U.A.E organisation with numerous exciting projects and opportunities across the whole operation. They are consistently investing in new projects and initiatives and only ever look to secure the best talent available on the market to help deliver their vision and strategies for the future.

Job Description

  • Develop and manage a category strategy and a rolling programme of areas to be addressed
  • Track forecasted vs actual benefits (e.g. savings) for the Category and be responsible for communicating performance against these measures and their potential budgetary impact.
  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the procurement category strategy and agree the strategy with the Head of Procurement and internal customer departments
  • Deliver the procurement category strategy including sourcing activities which generate benefits and achieve financial savings targets through insight, benchmarking and analysis of procurement spend, supply markets, internal and external cost drivers and industry standards.
  • Identify and recommend best practice procurement tools to develop and implement the sourcing strategies.
  • Lead, foster and manage relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers, external company counterparts, and industry and trade associations to garner best practices to continually enhance Category Expertise.
  • Develop and deploy expertise within a particular area of spend (category) as required to achieve value for money procurement solutions when letting contracts and provide support to departments as required to ensure the organizations best interests are protected and promoted.
  • Ensure contracts are compliant with statutory and regulatory regimes including the organizations policies, rules and regulations.
  • Develop and manage relationships with suppliers that contribute to performance management, build capacity, enhance control of the supply chain, and promote a partnering approach to managing contracts.
  • Lead on procurement related negotiations with suppliers to ensure savings are achieved, and value for money and efficiencies are secured.
  • Support an overall framework for the Supplier Management process, including supplier segmentation, supplier on-boarding, scorecard development, performance review, and joint business planning.

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree, preferably in business or related field
  • MCIPS or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management
  • Experienced professional comfortable working within a cross-functional team environment or individually, as well as collaborating with and advising stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Strong leadership skills with excellent follow-up and sense of urgency.
  • High drive for results.
  • Strong impact and influencing skills.
  • Exceptional ability to foster both internal and external relationships
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to operate in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Global experience preferred
  • Ability to create strategies to balance day-to-day activities with long-range business objectives
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

What's on Offer

A key role in this crucial organisation will pay an attractive salary with fantastic benefits for the successful candidate.

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