IFS – UAE Procurement Associate Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at PwC

Title: IFS – UAE Procurement Associate

Company: PwC

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Supply Chain/Logistics, Management

Position:  IFS РUAE Nationals only РProcurement Associate
Job Description

& Summary A 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 ofprocurement processes, procedures, strategy development, implementation/administration of procurement activities, optimisation ofprocurement 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 theoperating procurement business stream. The team is the primary point of contact for cost review, optimisation analysis, tendering, contract review andnegotiation 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 spendsavings 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 theposition of / benefits PwC , particularly strategies for financial negotiations for all significant areas of spend, with aim of achieving year on yearreductions in like for like spend. Personally embody company culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, drive ethos of regionalisation / centralisation of procurement spendand 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, reconciledand managed appropriately

Education. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field required

Language. Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage

Overall Experience. No experience in a procurement function

Knowledge 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 towork within a team and develop excellent relationships with co-workers. Knowledge of the tender evaluation process.

Ability toadhere 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. Organisati…


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