Category Specialist
Majid Al Futtaim
Dubai, Dubai, AE
منذ 1 دقيقة
source : WHATJOBS

Role Purpose :

To act as the primary owner for a subset of the IT Category (Hardware, Software; Support Services; Implementation Services) across all MAF operating Countries and OpCo's.

This entails managing the Category Strategy; RFx; Supplier Selection; Negotiation; Contracting; Supplier Management process(es) in-conjunction with other cross-functional work partners

Role Details :

Support the strategic roadmap and annual budget for their category in association with the Category Head

Identifying, gathering, analyzing and summarizing purchase requirements and demand, preparation of sourcing strategies and complex sourcing processes

Responsible for supporting the creation & implementation of sourcing strategies in compliance with the legal, internal policies, good practices and business goals

Responsible for managing sourcing activities for new project development and achieving agreed milestones and key development timelines

Providing on-going oversight of cost reduction based on technical and commercial intelligence improving the cost

Managing price negotiation and finalization for commercial supply agreements / contracts and letters of intent in close alignment with procurement services

Mapping, analyzing and interpreting data on current spend patterns, identifying cost drivers and opportunities

Analyze supplier offers and quantify total costs of ownership (TCO) in conjunction with Cross Functional Team members

Developing and managing supplier relationships including supplier performance

Regular reporting of sourcing / negotiation strategies and outcome, sourcing recommendation and benefits

Actively participating in improvement of procurement processes and governance

Conduct regular market analysis and benchmarking exercises, identifying market trends and monitoring related developments.

Working closely with the Procurement Category Leads on fulfilling the individual Category Plans

Skillset (job specific technical skills and behavioral competencies needed)

May suit a seasoned Procurement Professional or someone from a related IT background (or Project Manager; Engineering; Sales) wishing to pursue a more commercial role in Procurement.

End to End experience in Projects that encompass Need Identification

Supplier Management.

  • Preferred experience in a large indirect and direct Procurement organization dealing with multiple contract types covering HC, Professional Services, Software, Marketing, Finance, Real Estate, and Engineering.
  • Experience working in complex cross functional environments

    Working knowledge of Procurement and Contract Management related software a plus.

    Experience in Procurement sourcing and oversight for all procurement RFX process for smooth delivery of operations to procurement category managers

    In-depth understanding and practiced best-in-class procurement processes, systems and practices

    Knowledge of contract terms and conditions and in country laws and regulations

    Must be capable of assessing legal and business risk when making decisions concerning contractual commitments.

    Customer focused & takes time to understand the needs of the business

    Strong Partnering, influencing and negotiation skills

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Operational experience in working on SAP Ariba, e-Rfx and digital skills

    Minimum experience

    Min 4 years of experience

    Minimum Qualifications / education

    Bachelor's degree (preferably BE / B.Tech) required

    Fluency in English and Arabic (Optional)

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