Procurement and Contract Specialist

Procurement and Contract Specialist

Black Pearl
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description



Our client, a well known entity based in Abu Dhabi, is currently looking for a Procurement and Contract Specialist who will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. The incumbent performs strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, searches for better deals and finds more profitable suppliers.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Develop / Update procurement policies in accordance with the Group General Corporate Policies.
  • Govern the procurement policies and manage implementations.
  • Develop a yearly procurement plan in accordance with the requirements of other departments and allocated budgets.
  • Support in the development of a strategic approach to sourcing products services & suppliers including the establishment of quality standards, vendors prices, alternative suppliers options and long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Maintain and regularly update the vendors list.
  • Perform pre-qualifications for all vendors
  • Develop and maintain standard forms for all types of procurement activities including RFP's, RFQ's, PO's, Blanket agreements, etc
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers and manufacturers sourcing new suppliers and negotiating terms of contract including price, quality, availability etc.
  • Support the contracts manager in developing tender documents.
  • Perform the duties of the Committee secretary for all procurement related committees.
  • Manage tenders and negotiation process with vendors.
  • Adhere to the timelines provided by the end users.
  • Regular reporting of procurement function activities and achievements.
  • Strict adherence to the requested product quality and grade.
  • Ensure understanding of the product to be procured and all related information availability before action.
  • Manage logistic activities as required from time to time.
  • Provide regular updates to the end users on their requests.
  • Support the estimation team in costing client's tenders and RFP's.
  • Coordinate all audit requirements and reporting related to Procurement activities as required by Audit and Quality teams.
  • Regular monitoring and logs update of procurement expenditure versus budget.
  • Vendor performance regular reviews.
  • Track functional metrics and KPIs through quarterly and annual reports presented to management


Requirements

To be considered for this role, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration/ Supply Management/ Engineering
  • CPIM, CPM, Lean or Six Sigma certification
  • Minimum 5 Year of relevant experience in the UAE
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management experience
  • Experience in sourcing construction systems, material, maintenance spare parts and tools.
  • Understands and experience in UAE ministry of finance and Audit Authority governance systems.
  • ERP Systems implementation

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