Location   UAE
Salary   Plus Expat Fring Benefits
Sector   Manufacturing
Job Type   Full Time
Date   22/05/2014
Job Ref No   LOBO/4220/2014

Company Profile

Our client is one of the largest heavy engineering organization in Abu Dhabi.

Job Description

  • Direct development and implementation of a strategic global sourcing capability functions that support the achievement of Organizational operational and financial targets objectives of the Business.
  • Direct development and implementation of Organization-wide world-class strategic sourcing processes, tools and systems to achieve Organizational goals and objectives including substantial year-on-year cost savings, risk management, and the building of global supplier relationships.
  • Ensure the effective pooling of expenditures within appropriate spend category groups and the participation and compliance of all proponents and budget holders and all internal Governance relating to Strategic Sourcing
  • Directs teams to the appropriate and timely development of breakthrough category strategies across the organisation, over 1-3-5 year time horizons, visibly supporting the delivery of Business requirements, goals and strategies, optimize Corporate leverage, whole life costs and short, medium and long-term value creation
  • Represent in the negotiation of high-risk/high value contracts to ensure cost-effective procurement
  • Ensure the optimum style of contract is utilized in each sourcing situation, providing the greatest possible advantage to the organisation and effectively manage risk, to limit the potential for claims from contractors.
  • Direct the effective development of world class spend (internal) and world class supply market analysis capabilities ensuring complete and immediate data transparency is available to all Strategic Procurement teams
  • Direct development of contractor and supplier performance standards and takes accountability for the performance of contractors and suppliers across the organisation.
  • Develop and agree annual Group strategic savings targets which feed into the Budgeting process
  • Develop and manage excellent high-level relationships which facilitates successful engagement between Strategic Sourcing teams and all internal and external stakeholder groups to maximize strategic sourcing coverage and performance
  • Identify opportunities to increase financial and quality improvement for the company via innovation of products and services.
  • Measure effectiveness of team performance through the development and implementation of mechanisms  for continuous improvement which ensure the goals, objectives and KPIs of the team are met and to generate significant, tangible bottom-line value
  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in accordance with the Company's safety policies and procedures.

 Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities (attributes) required 

Core Competencies


Technical Competencies 



Business Acumen/Commercial Awareness

Organizational Loyalty


Procurement Strategy

Personal Integrity



Teamwork & Collaboration


Planning & Organizing

Functional Competencies


Financial Awareness



People and Relationship Management



Supply Market Research/Management

Analytical Thinking


Supplier Research/Management

Customer Service Orientation


Policies & Procedures Awareness

Developing Others


Working knowledge of SAP

Candidate Profile

Education Qualifications and professional trainings: Degree in Business or Engineering from a recognized university. Advanced business degree [e.g. MBA] Recognized post qualification courses related to Strategic Procurement (e.g. CIPS) · 15+ years' experience in corporate Strategic Procurement(Raw Materials), with at least 5+ years’ experience in cross-organizational environments · 7+ years’ experience in managing teams · Highly experienced in the development of Strategic Procurement strategies in support of long-term business goals and objectives Highly experienced in the shaping, development and mentoring of high-performing Strategic Procurement teams. Experience in the management of remote teams an advantage Excellent track record in the successful delivery of year-on-year cost savings and tangible bottom-line benefits in a large Corporate environmen. Highly experienced in the implementation of world class strategic procurement processes and governance · Highly experienced in the development and interpretation of internal spend. · Highly experienced in the development and interpretation of supply market data and analysis · Proven high-quality communicator and relationship manager to VP/CEO level · In depth knowledge of modern world-class global procurement techniques and approaches and facility to apply these in diverse organizations. · Fluent in spoken and written English · Good knowledge of computer applications. · Excellent communication, interpersonal, team working and problem solving skills in a multi-cultural environment Key Performance Indicators · Savings against Target (% of Spend) · Quality and performance of selected vendors (On time delivery, quality, cost control, innovation) · Quality and effectiveness of category Strategies versus pre-agreed objectives · Quality of professional personnel attracted · Quality of Strategic Sourcing Processes and Governance versus proven world-class benchmarks · Best Value for money and optimal total cost of ownership is achieved · The timely completion of all contract and procurement processes and documentation to the required quality · % of spend per category captured and controlled · Internal Customer Satisfaction · Contract leakage, % utilization