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Head of Procurement & Product Development

Reference:
VAC-1323
Sector:
Procurement, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer, Product Supply Manager, Supply Chain
Salary:
Salary negotiable
Town/City:
Dubai, UAE
Contract Type:
Permanent

The Opportunity:

This diversified business conglomerate has operations in diverse sectors including Automotive, Lifestyle, Global Logistics, Trading, Real Estate, Energy, Health Care, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Investments, and has been a pioneer in many of its businesses.  The organization with all its GCC and international business groups, has a long history in the region and has grown both organically and by acquisition. Currently the organization is poised for an impressive growth in line with its ambitious strategic plan at the holding level. This organization is one of the most respected business groups in the Middle East and has a long history of success in the region.  The business enjoys a robust top and bottom line and is regarded as an excellent place to work with many employees working for the company for several decades. The organization requires a Head of procurement and product development

The Role:

The Head of procurement and product development will have to manage the provision of competitive product to the market and profitable business to the organization. Initiation and execution of market potential analysis including gap analysis is a primary assignment to support directions (material/technical roadmap) future activities to increase profitability and competitiveness but also sales development accordingly to hit defined targets. It will also include leading cross functional teams to implement and further improvement of the marketing tools. This position will interact cross-functional and partly on a global level

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and ensure achievement of new profitable business, and revenue targets in close coordination with internal and external management
  • Responsible to source, negotiate and purchase materials from both local and oversea vendors (All parts of the world)
  • Evaluate vendor’s quotation to ensure that they are in line with the technical and commercial specifications requirements
  • Advise internal and external on issues regarding purchasing terms & conditions
  • In charge of daily operational purchasing needs such as planning, issuing and following up on Purchase Orders delivery and shipment schedules
  • Resolve supply, quality, service and invoicing issues with vendors
  • Assist in ISO Annual Performance Review for vendors
  • Evaluate supplier performance based on quality standards, delivery time & best prices and
  • Ensure all the criteria are met according to the organizational requirements and expectation
  • Responsible for implementing internal procurement strategies to cater to high delivery and short lead time requirements
  • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties as assigned

Candidate Qualifications:

Job Specifications:

  • 5-7 years of UAE experience in purchase and development of auto care products specially and other automotive products
  • Strong understanding of market dynamics and requirements
  • Willingness to travel and work in a global team of professionals
  • Self-starter, Can-do attitude, Cross-functional skills
  • High level of numeracy

Qualification:

  • Business or Procurement-related degree or equivalent technical degree
  • Business to consumer experience

?Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (RM)