About the job
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Manage and optimize the assigned category according to the Milaha-wide Procurement strategy
Present the category strategy in front of the Tender Committee if requested
Implement and control execution and implementation of category strategies by tracking execution (category strategy roadmap and execution plan, KPI, frequent performance reviews)
Responsible for tactical and strategic procurement processes within the category (incl. Supplier portfolio management, market analytics, RfX & Sourcing, Supplier selection, Purchase order creation & placement, PO follow-up and issue management)
Define optimization initiatives (i.e., standardization, bundling, supplier concentration); initiate, support and drive make-or-buy decisions
Manage Milaha-wide category supplier portfolio and budget planning in coordination with VP, Milaha Business units, departments and suppliers
Constantly drive the realization of savings, bundling of demand (analyse Milaha-wide demand structure) and category specific objectives
Benchmark category (Procurement conditions, processes) and continuously optimize procurement processes/ systems and category (sub-category) portfolio
Oversee contract management, including the administration of the contract master data
Maintain a standardized reporting for the assigned category acc. to the defined standards
Monitor the global supplier market for the assigned category, force best cost country sourcing
Identify, evaluate and manage category risks (e.g., delivery dates, capacities, exchange rates / prices for materials) and develop risk management initiatives
Inform stakeholders about Procurement activities, collect feedback and derive initiatives in line with strategic requirements
Responsible for internal customer relationship management of the assigned category
Provide recommendations on new subordinate hires and ensure the availability of all resources required to perform assigned tasks and activities
Supervise subordinate staff, assign work activities, monitor performance and review results
Act as a coach to subordinates, identify their training and career development, recommend training courses and follow up on their personnel records such as timesheets, discipline, vacations, leaves and absenteeism
Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Education & Professional Qualification:
Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Engineering, Logistics or equivalent.
6 – 8 years of experience in the area of Procurement & Supply Chain Management as a category manager or in a similar role.
Minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership role with proven capability of leading a multi-disciplinary team.
Computer literate (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint, MS Project, MS-Visio).
Business fluent English is a must.
Business fluent Arabic is preferred.
Experience in pre and post-commercial administration of contracts and managing supplier performance.