Procurement Officer (F/M)

department Reporting to: Procurement Manager
location UAE - GCC
—— Posted on: May 2023

Job Overview

To plan, manage & execute specific category and/or project-focused procurement activities as directed by the Procurement Manager. This includes utilizing various resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and internal departments to deliver projects according to plan, timescale & budgetary targets.

Main accountabilities (list is non exhaustive):

  • Develop and implement category plans to generate cost savings and identify value creation opportunities 
  • Analyze spend, implement vendor tearing, focus on consolidation/range reduction to achieve economies of scale 
  • Lead, manage and implement strategic sourcing initiatives to ensure delivery of company objectives and procurement strategies 
  • Develop market and commodity intelligence, making use of internal and external data to update sourcing strategies for the benefit of business improvement, innovation, and cost reduction 
  • Review/action purchase requests to ensure:
    • The necessary authorizations are obtained to cut down on lead-time  
    • The appropriateness of the specifications and seeking clarification if/where required 
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely turnaround of approved PQs into POs (clarifying anything unclear on the PR&/r PQ with the team) 
  • Manage the sample requests & continuous update of sample library
  • Engage with stakeholders to agree prequalification and assessment criteria, devise specifications, contract terms, KPI’s and other instruments
  • Negotiate commercial factors to achieve supply efficiency and effective cost control 
  • Influence vendors to meet requirements in terms of delivery time, conformance, and QHSE standards, assist requesters regarding order fulfilment (delivery follow up) 
  • Assist with forecasting procurement needs 
  • Engage with stakeholders to encourage vendors to prevent, detect and eradicate breaches of ethical standards
  • Manage allocated portfolio of vendor contracts, their renewal, negotiate and manage price changes and manage the placement of orders under these contracts 
  • Create, review, and evaluate the performance of vendors against set KPI’s to ensure the company is receiving the expected performance as well as to highlight strengths, weaknesses and suggest improvements were necessary
  • Communicate with senior and other stakeholders to ensure alignment on the sourcing strategies 
  • Ensure SLA targets are met for all major processes assigned 
  • Ensure departmental objectives are achieved 
  • Maintain business systems with accurate information to enable optimum department performance and reporting 
  • Developing, implementing and continuous review of procurement SOPs in line with best working practices ensuring ISO Compliance for the department 
  • Manage an equivalent aggregate level of spend more than AED x m p.a
  • Any other task, as reasonably requested, by Electra 

General Obligations towards Health and Safety Environment:

  • You will correctly use machinery, appliances, tools, transport and all equipment issued by the company
  • You will correctly use personal protective equipment supplied by the company
  • You will not remove any safety devices for any machinery or installations 
  • You will perform all tasks set forth by safety regulations and cooperate with Electra to ensure a working environment and conditions that do not pose any risks in terms of health and safety

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 3 years in a similar role
  • Degree: 12+3 or Equivalent
  • Professional qualification in Procurement & Supply (ex. CIPS L3 Certificate, or CPPM, or equivalent) 
  • Systems: MS/Applications (Excel/Word/PowerPoint) 
  • Knowledge of ERP systems 
  • Advanced English Speaking, Reading & Writing (Hindi, Urdu, Arabic is beneficial) 

Other Skills & Competencies:

  • Self-awareness – Learning from mistakes, seeking and accepting feedback from others in the organization and provide constructive comments to others to improve own performance and the performance of the team.
  • Problem solving – Assess situations and identify the causes of problems proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Honesty and integrity – Maintain, promote and monitor personal and professional honesty and integrity. 
  • Coping with change – Recognize the need for change and promote change in a positive manner to the team, encouraging their comment and contribution to the process.
  • Dealing with conflict – Identify and minimize areas of potential conflict between colleagues and team members whilst recognizing the positive contribution that managed conflict can make to reaching shared solutions. 
  • Equality and diversity – Maintain and promote best practice in valuing and respecting diversity recognizing the positive contributions that such differences can bring to effective work practices.  
  • Negotiation in procurement and supply – Actively help internal stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes in commercial dealings with third parties through practicing effective negotiation

Additional information:

  • Inter departmental cross training is required
  • Occasional work on weekends is required
  • Preferred to have a UAE driving license

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Why work for us?

At Electra, we strongly believe that our success starts with our employees. We won a 3 stars award for our labour welfare practices at The Taqdeer Awards 2020 and were nominated for Best Employer of the year twice in a row at The Middle East Special Event & Exhibition Show!

As a key player in the market, you will subsequently be a part of major large-scale events and trade shows in the region which will surely accelerate your growth. We celebrate success and embrace change. We strive for constant improvement and innovation, allowing those around us to develop.

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We make sure our teams evolve in a motivating and fulfilling workplace, where they can continuously develop their skills through trainings and leadership programs.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds (25 nationalities and counting!) and promote equity, fairness, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, it is our way to encourage creativity and to foster a collaborative and open-minded working culture. We recognize that everyone is an integral part of Electra with an equal opportunity to participate: we share new ideas, best practices, and listen to our employees’ feedback!

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