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    Consulting – Supply Chain & Procurement – Manager | PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Line of ServiceAdvisorySpecialismOperations StrategyManagement LevelManagerJob Description & SummaryIn Consulting, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the best across industry and professional functional advisory services. We focus on helping solve client problems by offering both strategic and operational deep industry expertise. We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with companies and organizations, always ensuring that we are able to bring the best insights and solutions to help them tackle whatever critical issues they may face. Our Consulting practice currently focuses on several core sectors including Consumer and Industrial Products & Services, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Financial Services, Government, Health Industries, Finance Function, People and Organisations and Technology.Business Unit OverviewResponsibilities:- Support teams in understanding the country specific supply chains and potential localization opportunities in the respective industry.- Engage with cross functional internal and client teams to understand and develop strategies to bolster the local supply base, talent pool, and attract foreign investments.- Assess and understand the impact of localization strategies to economic development, job creation, and competitiveness.- Create and deliver senior CxO presentations throughout the consulting engagements- Develop yourself personally, taking a keen interest in supply chain localization and procurement trends in industries such as energy, retail, aviation or healthcare and the impact on our clients so you can help shape their thinking and our success in the market.- Develop deep expertise in supply chain localization strategies regionally and globally and apply learnings to the GCC market.- Apply analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills to address the client’s business problem.- Have an understanding of the end-to-end procurement process from procurement strategy, supplier management, strategic sourcing, and contract management.- Ability to conduct high level spend analysis mainly aimed at understanding supplier landscape for materials and services categories.- Have an understanding of leading practice supplier development frameworks and programs regionally and globally- Ability to develop excel models to understand baseline localization spend and forecast localization spend for specific sectors of the economy. Additionally, have an understanding of the impact to GDP from localization efforts.- Ability to translate analysis and spend analytic findings into meaningful presentation for C suite executives.- Bring exceptional project management skills, from strategy through to execution.- Work with colleagues across the PwC network on client projects and internal initiatives, where appropriate;- Keep up to date with current trends from the region and from across the world, especially on existing localization frameworks regionally and globally;- Keep up to date with current trends in the Oil & Gas sector including new technologies disrupting the sector.- Act as a mentor and train other members of the business unit and the project team in order to foster a high performance team environment.- Ability to build relationships with client’s middle management.- Whilst working in the CIPS team you will develop your understanding of the key themes in the market and in the region. You will work collaboratively with other experts to shape the future of our clients and to bring about positive change.- You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.

    The candidate will be achievement oriented with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis.They will be able to work independently and as part of a team with a fast pace and a high energy that will translate into a high quality output.- Education: Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in relevant subject areas such as Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Manufacturing, Business Studies.- Masters’ degree in Engineering and/or MBA is preferable.- The following qualification(s) are recommended but not mandatory for the candidate to perform the role Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certification in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) or any comparable accreditations.- Preferable qualifications: The following qualification(s) are preferable and beneficial for the candidate to perform the role – Six Sigma, Lean, PMP- Years of Experience: 4-6 years of relevant experience in one or multiple areas such as (but not limited to) – localization strategy, procurement strategy, economic strategy, procurement spend analysis, supplier development, workforce development, supply chain, etc.- Experience working in the oil and gas sector preferable- Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise work load whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.- Language Skills: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Fluent in English but multilingual Arabic speaker preferable.- The ability and willingness to travel (approx. 60-70%) within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.Travel RequirementsUp to 60%Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?YesGovernment Clearance Required?No

    At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

    We’re a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

    PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

    We’re striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we’re proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone’s uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

    If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer. More

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    Finance Procurement Manager | PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Line of ServiceInternal Firm ServicesSpecialismIFS – FinanceManagement LevelManagerJob Description & SummaryA career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you’ll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers, supplier diversity, and contract negotiations.As part of our team, you’ll be responsible for the acquisition of services and capital equipment and goods. We serve as the relationship manager for both internal clients and suppliers by seeking appropriate solutions for all sourcing needs, creating, reviewing, and negotiating contractual arrangements through thought leadership, subject matter specialisation, and strategic advising.Financial/ Procurement• Support development of procurement strategy, focusing on high opportunity areas of spend, and identifying challenging procurement spend savings across the business• Manage all spend within a spend category, defining strategies, working to optimise the RFP / RFI process, contract creation including terms, costing and quality of services delivered. Creation and completion of the service provider performance and benchmarking across the region.• Oversees the RFP / RFI processes for significant spend categories, including creation of scopes of work, technical and commercial evaluation, recommendation and facilitation of sign off with key stakeholders• Support the Procurement Director in roles as Procurement SME to leadership, supporting on understanding of procurement / direct and indirect spend, as well as the development of new policies which support ongoing cost savings / management• Reviews contract terms and recommends amendments that support the position of / benefits PwC• Supports financial negotiations for all significant areas of spend, with aim of achieving year on year reductions in like for like spend• Support company culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, drive ethos of regionalisation / centralisation of procurement spend and contracts e.g. Regional call off, framework and consultancy agreements• Log and distribute savings achieved across the procurement categories• Drive accurate capture of procurement data to feed into Procurement Systems e.g. LPOs etc, ensuring meaningful and accurate data is collected, reconciled and managed appropriatelyCustomer/Stakeholder• Manage internal customer relationships – function leads with significant areas of spend e.g. marketing & communication, professional services and human capital etc and build collaborative relationships with common goal of optimising functional procurement budgets• Manage external service provider relationships with key partners in the markets, particularly across the key categories of spend – marketing & communication, professional services and human capital etc• Ensure internal customer satisfaction with corporate procurement services across categories• Provide informative procurement reporting• Ensure internal customer satisfaction with Procurement services• Promote innovation and technology throughout the procurement processInternal Process• Support development of procurement policy, procedure and process setting, and support wide communication to all internal stakeholders• Lead, manage and execute projects related to the procurement strategy and category management particularly• Supports risk management and mitigation approach identification, as well as execution for agreements• Manages the risk, quality and independence process and promotes fair trade within the firm• Work with business partners to ensure understanding of customer needs and implementation options in order to provide guidance in the delivery of efficient procurement processes and tools in the region.• Engage procurement leads and key stakeholders to ensure business needs are being met in a timely manner balanced with PwC requirements, strategies and policies.• Provide information to procurement teams regarding best practices, industry trends and business opportunities, as well as, feedback on the overall performance of procurement processes and tools.• Provide excellent customer services and complaints resolution• Work with the Procurement Director to support, design and implementation of any new opportunities/improvements within the team• Highlight and promote areas of efficiency for the firm including reducing administration support and promoting technology• Responsible for procurement risk management and mitigation approach and execution for contracts and agreementsLearning & Growth• Foresees alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of the supply chain and clients• Build capabilities within the function, develop leadership skills of direct reports, and ensure that training plans are in place to develop the function’s staff technically and managerially• Ensure that team has the resources and capabilities to deliver assignments efficiently• Capture templates and standards into a repository to build the team’s own knowledge management database• Ensure adherence to policies and procedures• Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and junior team members• Support internal knowledge management best practices, creating communities of practice both within own team and across wider function• Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships as needed• Establish a healthy working environment for employees

    Knowledge, skills, and qualificationsEducation• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management or related field required• CIPS qualification or equivalent requiredLanguage• Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantageOverall Experience• 3+ years of experience in a procurement functionSpecific Experience• Experience in the Professional Services industry in a top tier Big 4 firm preferred• Experience in the procurement function within a large organisation• Prior people management experience• Experience in managing service provider relationships and agreements related to all areas of procurement, managing and monitoring SLAs• Experience within the Middle East is an advantageKnowledge and Skills• Strong knowledge of developing and implementing procurement policies and procedures• Ability to develop procurement framework agreements for major items• Ability to work well within a team and promote collaborative working• Knowledge of best practices within the procurement space• Ability to review procurement frameworks from both a technical and commercial sense• Good relationship building with external providers• Strong negotiation skills and assertiveness in dealing with external vendors and third parties• Knowledge of vendor management and managing SLAs• Ability to provide feedback on service quality and recommend improvement areas• Knowledge of overseeing cost improvement initiatives across all major categories of spend• Organisation, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity• Excellent customer service orientation• Understanding of legal terms and contracts• Strong verbal and written communication skills• Excellent people management skills• Ethical Conduct

    At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

    We’re a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

    PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

    We’re striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we’re proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone’s uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

    If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer. More

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    Consultant Procurement – Supply Chain Practice | NSI & Bluefin Talent

    Employment:

    Full Time

    A specialist management consultancy focused on procurement and supply chain is currently hiring for a Consultant level.• Given the growth the firm is going through, they are looking for bright graduates with some consulting experience to join the team in Saudi. • Consultants are responsible for managing key relationships with client stakeholders, leveraging their institutional knowledge and expertise, and ensuring buy-in to the agreed strategies. • While a strong grasp of the detail and a hands-on approach are essential, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills are key to success in this role.

    Requirements :• Must have some relevant management consulting experience of at least 2 years within a leading consultancy.• Preferably within procurement and/or supply chain• Must have experience working in the KSA market• An exemplary academic background; preferably with a top degree in Engineering, Science, Business, or Economics• Fluency in Arabic (in addition to English) is highly desirable• Must have the right to work in KSA

    New Sourcing International (NSI) / Bluefin Talent have partnered so to offer a specialized recruitment solution within the Consulting and Financial services domains.

    Working together as a specialist search and selection agency, we concentrate on blue chip financial services and strategy / technology consulting organizations across Europe and the Middle East; focusing exclusively on Financial Services, IT and Risk. Being niche allows us to offer a premium search service, tailored to overcome the technically challenging nature of recruitment for the specialist functions that we work.

    We are dedicated to representing best of breed candidates in the region in our dedicated fields of employment. As such we are a leading outfit for placing ex-pats and internationally educated students in the region.

    Our biggest unique selling point, is that we are steered by a dedicated team of ex-financial services and industry professionals. This allows us to offer a level of candidate pre-screening for roles, which is largely anomalous to the recruitment profession. Our ability to bridge the technical knowledge gap typical recruiters encounter, coupled with a thorough delivery process allows us to drive consistently superior results for our clients sourcing requirements. Designed to provide a fast and efficient turnaround, we minimize the use of internal resources our clients spend vetting inadequate profiles, allowing them to quickly get back to focusing on their strategic goals.

    Our strength lies not only in the specialist nature of our firm, but also in the commitment we show towards our clients and candidates. We endeavour to build long-term relationships and recognise the crucial nature of communication throughout the recruitment process. Excellence, integrity, respect and transparency are cornerstone to the culture we promote. More

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    Procurement Manager | RTC-1 Employment Services

    Employment:

    Contract

    Position Title: Procurement ManagerEmployment Type: ContractSalary: all-inclusive depending on experience and qualificationsJob Location: Abu Dhabi, UAEAbout the Client: A leading financial institution in the UAE.Job Description: ? Oversee procurement operations including vendor liaising, negotiations, contracting ensuring adherence to organizational standards and requirements? Lead the purchasing operations staying abreast of potential suppliers and carry out appropriate assessments to identify shortlists? Review and maintain related policies and procedures and recommends necessary amendments in line with business and section needs ? Manage audit findings action plans and recommendations to ensure they are closed in the set timeline

    Qualifications:? 45 years old and below? Bachelor’s Degree of equivalent in one of the following majors; Business Administration/Management, Economy or Finance? Minimum 7 years of experience in the same role, preferably from banks and financial institutions, government and semi-government industry? Professional certification in Business Management is required? Candidates who can join immediately will be prioritized

    RTC-1 Employment Services is a licensed recruitment firm based in Dubai, UAE. Our team has been in the market since 2004 and we are supporting various industries with their staffing needs across the Middle East and Africa. More

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    Manager – Life Sciences – Supply Chain & Operations | Ernst & Young

    Employment:

    Full Time

    We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager – Supply Chain & Operations to lead client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services and participate in business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts. This role will focus on Life Sciences as a sector including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, pharmacies, distributors and medical device companies. Our Supply Chain & Operations team members provide life science clients insights into supply chain transformation covering Planning, Procurement, Operations and Logistics and often integrating with other competencies to deliver end to end solutions to clients including large-scale transformation projects. This role requires a candidate with a 50:50 split between technical sector knowledge and business acumen. Your key responsibilities – As a Manager your key role will be to lead large transformational client engagements as well as internal projects. – Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience, you will establish valued relationships with external clients at the ”C” level. – You will lead large global and regional bids, proposals and thought leadership. – You will lead teams at our clients, supporting them with improving their business performance. – You will also be responsible for presenting executive summary findings to enact change and drive the regional life science agenda. – You will manage multiple EY colleagues across levels and client team members. – Additionally, you will review other’s work to ensure it is of a high quality. – You will mentor others as they progress in their own career. – Your role in leading teams – or parts of teams – on engagements will depend on the size of engagement. – When working on engagements, you’ll report to higher levels of management, who will expect you to anticipate and identify risks, and escalate any issues as appropriate. – As an influential member of the team, you’ll help to create a positive learning culture, coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.

    Skills and attributes for success To qualify for the role, you must have – Approximately 6+ years of work experience in supply chain and operations across different areas (technology transformation, business transformation, finance etc..), with a proven record of experience in the life science (pharma, biotech, medical devices) or healthcare industry (hospitals, healthcare providers, regulatory agencies) – Preferably, prior experience in consulting (Big Four, Strategy House or equivalent) – Digital supply chain and operations experience and skillset – Technical knowledge of life science sector and landscape (MENA/ Global) – An understanding of novel therapy areas and sector trends including, but not limited to, cell & gene, biosimilars, accountable care organization (ACOs) and localized manufacturing – Proven track record of business development activities in either life sciences or healthcare sector – Clear experience and track record of leading successful transformation in areas of supply chain especially asset management, maintenance, warehousing – Preferably Jordan or KSA – based – Bilingual (English & Arabic) will be an added advantage – A bachelor’s degree with the emphasis on biopharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or alternatively; Business, Supply Chain or Logistics with proven industry experience – Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members – Excellent oral and written communication skills Ideally, you’ll also have – A master’s degree with emphasis in Business, Supply Chain or Operations with strong academic records – Life Science and/ or supply chain professional certifications – Willingness to travel across the region What we look for Alongside your comprehensive and proven technical expertise you will also be a born leader with a passion for: – Developing people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring all levels of staff – Conducting performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of staff – Contributing to our people initiatives that include recruiting and retaining our professionals What we offer We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer: – Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next. – Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way. – Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs. – Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs. If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. EY Building a better working world EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available on our site.

    The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region More

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    Commercial/BD/Leasing Manager – International FM Consultancy | NSR Associates

    Employment:

    Full Time

    • Develop standard contractual terms and conditions aligned with local procurement policies and law.• Manage client relationships and identify opportunities for new / improved contracts• Analyse data and generate reports to identify potential for business growth• Monitor local and federal regulations• Undertake tendering on new projects and negotiate contract terms• Define strategies to procure operators for essential services and concessions• Establish relationships and negotiate agreements/deals with operators for essential services and concessions• Solving clients’ problems through: structuring analyses, applying analytical frameworks, and conceptualizing strategy development• Researching, aggregating and analysing data, synthesizing large quantities of information, and extracting meaningful insights to provide recommendations to our clients• Conducting complex analysis on excel and developing financial models• Provide support for potential, actual transactions and assists clients in all operational integration aspects of the transaction, pre and post completion• Support the Client in the development of Business Models for Capex investments, considering all relevant Financial metrics (ROI, NPV, IRR, Cash flow, P&L, etc.) including financial impact evaluation to ascertain benefits.• Undertake strategic cost analysis to support the Client business decision process for future activities and investments.• Participate in various cost committees, benchmarking exercises to support the Client in their business activities.• Procure and oversee contractors and vendors. Participate in tenders and RFPs to provide commercial assessment necessary for decision making.• Increase Site Teams Commercial Awareness

    • Associates degree in Business Administration or Business Management• Certifications in Commercial Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management and Procurement advantageous• Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment including Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook• Requires minimum of 10 years of industry experience

    At NSR we pride ourselves on market knowledge, integrity, loyalty and professionalism. Through personal relationships and knowledge of what our clients look for in specific requirements we like to pride ourselves on matching people to the right role.

    The partners at NSR have always dealt with people in an open and honest manner and as a company we are driven to find the right opportunity for people enhancing their career where ever this may be worldwide.

    We work on the principal that every person we deal with is a potential client, this process has proved beneficial for us as there are many people we have dealt with on the International circuit that have approached NSR Associates to recruit for them as a client after we have worked on their behalf as a candidate. More

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    IFS – UAE National – Procurement Associate | PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Line of ServiceInternal Firm ServicesSpecialismIFS – FinanceManagement LevelAssociateJob Description & SummaryA career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you’ll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers, supplier diversity, and contract negotiations.- Procurement sits within the centralised Finance Function and is managed by the Director of Procurement, the team is responsible for the development of procurement processes, procedures, strategy development, implementation/administration of procurement activities, optimisation of procurement spend via category management, as well as supporting the operational aspects of the agreement with the operations team and spend.- The Procurement Officer reports to the Procurement Category Lead and is responsible for supporting the optimisation of the category spend within the operating procurement business stream. The team is the primary point of contact for cost review, optimisation analysis, tendering, contract review and negotiation with key vendors across all spend categories.- Follow procurement strategy set by team leadership, focusing on high opportunity areas of spend, and identifying challenging procurement spend savings across the business- Assist the Procurement Category Lead with the management of category spend, defining category strategies, working to optimise the contract terms, costing and quality of services delivered. Reviewing vendor performance and benchmarking across the region.- Supports the RFI / RFP processes within the spend categories, including creation of scopes of work, technical and commercial evaluation, recommendation and facilitation of sign off with key stakeholders Reviews contract terms and recommends amendments that support the position of / benefits PwC , particularly strategies for financial negotiations for all significant areas of spend, with aim of achieving year on year reductions in like for like spend- Personally embody company culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, drive ethos of regionalisation / centralisation of procurement spend and contracts e.g. Regional Frame agreements- Log savings achieved across the procurement categories- Ensure accurate capture of procurement data to feed into Finance Systems e.g. LPOs etc, ensuring meaningful and accurate data is collected, reconciled and managed appropriately

    Education- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field requiredLanguage- Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantageOverall Experience- No experience in a procurement functionKnowledge and Skills- Knowledge of Corporate Procurement principles- Knowledge of implementing cost improvements- Strong liaison skills, with the ability to maintain geographical relationships- Excellent people management skills- Ability to work within a team and develop excellent relationships with co-workers- Knowledge of the tender evaluation process- Ability to adhere to and implement corporate procurement policies- Negotiation skills and assertiveness in dealing with external vendors- Strong ability to collaborate across functions- Strong customer service orientation- Organisation, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity- Strong verbal and written communication skills

    PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they’re looking for.

    We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

    In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

    We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

    PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

    PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm. More

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    IFS – Finance – Procurement Manager | PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Line of ServiceInternal Firm ServicesSpecialismIFS – FinanceManagement LevelManagerJob Description & SummaryA career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you’ll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers, supplier diversity, and contract negotiations.Financial/ Procurement• Support development of procurement strategy, focusing on high opportunity areas of spend, and identifying challenging procurement spend savings across the business• Manage all spend within a spend category, defining strategies, working to optimise the RFP / RFI process, contract creation including terms, costing and quality of services delivered. Creation and completion of the service provider performance and benchmarking across the region.• Oversees the RFP / RFI processes for significant spend categories, including creation of scopes of work, technical and commercial evaluation, recommendation and facilitation of sign off with key stakeholders• Support the Procurement Director in roles as Procurement SME to leadership, supporting on understanding of procurement / direct and indirect spend, as well as the development of new policies which support ongoing cost savings / management• Reviews contract terms and recommends amendments that support the position of / benefits PwC• Supports financial negotiations for all significant areas of spend, with aim of achieving year on year reductions in like for like spend• Support company culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, drive ethos of regionalisation / centralisation of procurement spend and contracts e.g. Regional call off, framework and consultancy agreements• Log and distribute savings achieved across the procurement categories• Drive accurate capture of procurement data to feed into Procurement Systems e.g. LPOs etc, ensuring meaningful and accurate data is collected, reconciled and managed appropriatelyCustomer/Stakeholder• Manage internal customer relationships – function leads with significant areas of spend e.g. marketing & communication, professional services and human capital etc and build collaborative relationships with common goal of optimising functional procurement budgets• Manage external service provider relationships with key partners in the markets, particularly across the key categories of spend – marketing & communication, professional services and human capital etc• Ensure internal customer satisfaction with corporate procurement services across categories• Provide informative procurement reporting• Ensure internal customer satisfaction with Procurement services• Promote innovation and technology throughout the procurement processInternal Process• Support development of procurement policy, procedure and process setting, and support wide communication to all internal stakeholders• Lead, manage and execute projects related to the procurement strategy and category management particularly• Supports risk management and mitigation approach identification, as well as execution for agreements• Manages the risk, quality and independence process and promotes fair trade within the firm• Work with business partners to ensure understanding of customer needs and implementation options in order to provide guidance in the delivery of efficient procurement processes and tools in the region.• Engage procurement leads and key stakeholders to ensure business needs are being met in a timely manner balanced with PwC requirements, strategies and policies.• Provide information to procurement teams regarding best practices, industry trends and business opportunities, as well as, feedback on the overall performance of procurement processes and tools.• Provide excellent customer services and complaints resolution• Work with the Procurement Director to support, design and implementation of any new opportunities/improvements within the team• Highlight and promote areas of efficiency for the firm including reducing administration support and promoting technology• Responsible for procurement risk management and mitigation approach and execution for contracts and agreementsLearning & Growth• Foresees alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of the supply chain and clients• Build capabilities within the function, develop leadership skills of direct reports, and ensure that training plans are in place to develop the function’s staff technically and managerially• Ensure that team has the resources and capabilities to deliver assignments efficiently• Capture templates and standards into a repository to build the team’s own knowledge management database• Ensure adherence to policies and procedures• Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and junior team members• Support internal knowledge management best practices, creating communities of practice both within own team and across wider function• Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships as needed• Establish a healthy working environment for employees

    Knowledge, skills, and qualificationsEducation• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management or related field required• CIPS qualification or equivalent requiredLanguage• Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantageOverall Experience• 3+ years of experience in a procurement functionSpecific Experience• Experience in the Professional Services industry in a top tier Big 4 firm preferred• Experience in the procurement function within a large organisation• Prior people management experience• Experience in managing service provider relationships and agreements related to all areas of procurement, managing and monitoring SLAs• Experience within the Middle East is an advantageKnowledge and Skills• Strong knowledge of developing and implementing procurement policies and procedures• Ability to develop procurement framework agreements for major items• Ability to work well within a team and promote collaborative working• Knowledge of best practices within the procurement space• Ability to review procurement frameworks from both a technical and commercial sense• Good relationship building with external providers• Strong negotiation skills and assertiveness in dealing with external vendors and third parties• Knowledge of vendor management and managing SLAs• Ability to provide feedback on service quality and recommend improvement areas• Knowledge of overseeing cost improvement initiatives across all major categories of spend• Organisation, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity• Excellent customer service orientation• Understanding of legal terms and contracts• Strong verbal and written communication skills• Excellent people management skills• Ethical Conduct

    PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they’re looking for.

    We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

    In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

    We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

    PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

    PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm. More