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Senior Procurement Manager

Job Title: Senior Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai
Salary: Competitive tax free salary + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91090
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: drw.06848.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 03, 2013 14:08

Job Description

This leading FMCG Food company works closely with global organisations to drive added value, increase flexibility and reduce costs. The business is looking to recruit a Senior Procurement Manager to play a central role in the team, delivering key procurement projects. The job may require travel. Areas of responsibility will include taking on both project and non-project related tasks such as: * Managing a team of procurement professionals * Managing/coordinating delivery of multiple small or medium project teams to deliver sourcing projects within a client/category area * Responsible for delivering savings targets and other project/category targets (depending on engagement), in some cases including developing or improving processes * Meeting with clients and stakeholders to build project requirements and vendor base to meet engagement and project objectives * Identifying and developing new business opportunities within existing clients * Interpreting results and formulating strategies based on modeling and analysis * Managing key supplier relationships to ensure optimum performance, including leading negotiations * This role may involve developing or leading an internal operational area, i.e. Category Expertise To be considered you must be of graduate calibre and have strong strategic sourcing experience from a leading consultancy or blue chip organisation with experience of managing and delivering significant portion of procurement projects. In addition you should have: - A solid background within Procurement (Direct or Indirect) with the ability to demonstrate deep category expertise in Marketing, in addition a broad experience working across multiple category areas - You will have an excellent understanding and be able to apply Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concept in constructing simple tenders and evaluation criteria - Excellent communicator, with the confidence to communicate at all levels of the business * Confident in managing procurement projects and teams * In depth knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology * Excellent negotiation & influencing skills * A track record of achievements * Be degree educated and ideally hold professional membership i.e. MCIPS * Analysis experience with first class Excel skills * Flexible approach with ability to travel both within the UK and internationally We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.