Specialist, Procurement

Company: EDGE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-07-11

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant field preferred
  • A minimum of 6-8 years of procurement experience
  • Experience in UAE/MENA markets is highly recommended
  • Previous experience in leading procurement and working capital optimization programs preferred
  • Knowledge of procurement in a defense context highly desired

Key Accountabilities

  • Own and manage supply and procurement activities for EDGE at the HQ level
  • Assess EDGE’s procurement practices including but not limited to procurement policy, supplier qualifications, etc. and suggest avenues of improvement
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors and manage and negotiate transactions for all office supply and fit-out needs
  • Request, evaluate, validate and recommend bids for procurement of supplies and materials
  • Develop framework for RFP assessment for bids and supply contracts of various sizes
  • Liaise with finance to ensure timely processing of all purchase orders
  • Manage and own quality control and review process of all procurement done for or on behalf of EDGE
  • Assist with and advise on compliance reviews of existing contracts
  • Utilize and promote the use of best procurement practices across EDGE
  • Negotiate to improve EDGE’s working capital and supplier payment terms
  • Create and manage catalogue of preferred suppliers