Role details

Procurement Manager

Sharjah   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Regional Procurement based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Launch of a new approach through centralising procurement activity

About Our Client

Our client is an organization specialized in international education and cultural opportunities. They are launching a new procurement approach through centralizing activity to service over 15 countries in the MENA region, in order to deliver improved levels of compliance within the corporate procurement policy. For our client, we are recruiting a Procurement Manager who will support the delivery of the global category management approach in MENA.

Job Description

  • Support delivery and implementation of the global category contracts across the MENA region and challenge the use of other suppliers to ensure best value for money
  • Review spend data analysis and create spend reports and work with other procurement managers across the region to compile overall regional spend analysis
  • Perform market analysis and advise which spend categories to tender
  • Support country operational teams through corporate procurement tender exercise
  • Review draft contracts to ensure all terms and conditions are in line with company standards
  • Identify and record lessons learned after each tender exercise and ensure actions are in place for new tender processes for continuous improvement
  • Ensure that corporate procurement policy is implemented in the respective procurement centres
  • Approve country requests to set up new vendors by assessing against the existing PSL
  • Ensure that master data for vendors, material groups, purchasing groups and SAP users are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Perform quarterly supplier surveys and communicate findings
  • Conduct bi-annual 'value for money' reviews and implement improvement where needed
  • Review weekly PO reports produced by Procurement Advisors
  • Monitor and ensure compliance of all procurement centre activities with corporate policy and escalate issues if necessary
  • Perform Line Management duties for the relevant procurement centre

The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum University Degree
  • CIPS qualification is essential
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within a similar position (corporate procurement)
  • Previous experience in providing full line management where all members are working in a similar area of expertise or business such as planning, setting objectives, recruitment, development and performance management
  • Ability to lead large projects, analyze requirements with the sponsor and stakeholders and defining specification
  • Manage finance and resources, monitor and control an agreed budget within a defined area
  • Fluent English (verbal and written), Arabic and French is an advantage
  • Strong communication, leadership and management skills
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and deliver according to deadlines

What's on Offer

Tax free salary with expatriate benefits

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