Group Head of Procurement is responsible for development and design of procurement strategy for the Al Tamimi group and its subsidiaries. The role champions the policy and procedures of the department and communicates the same with all team members of the department.
Review and approve the Group and its subsidiaries procurement plan for the year.
Champion effective procurement policy and processes and monitor the adherence of the same.
Collaborate with Manager – Warehouse Equipment & Logistics to define ideal inventory levels and then work towards maintaining those levels throughout the year by collaborating with the department.
Oversee and give approvals to the team for vendor identification and selection, price comparison, negotiations, contracting, etc.
Monitor tendering process is conducted as per policy and intervene in case of any escalations.
Approve the monthly petty cash expense reports and replenishment in coordination with Finance & Accounts department.
Lead improvement initiatives to the current procurement system and processes to the management that will improve vendor relationships, increase productivity and cost efficiencies.
Establish the vendor identification, selection and approval processes as per defined policy and procedures.
Provide necessary approvals for activities pertaining to vendor performance evaluation and monitor the vendor progress on agreed improvement plans.
Attend events, visit vendor companies, and other avenues to understand suppliers’ operations, network with suppliers, evaluate suppliers, and identify best practices.
Give direction and leadership towards the achievement of the department’s strategy, annual goals, and objectives.
Provide coaching and guidance to the team members.
Set clear responsibilities for day-to-day operations of the procurement team.
Ensure collaboration with related departments to prevent any bottlenecks or delays in business operations.
Educational Qualifications and Certifications: Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management.
Experience: Minimum 12 years of experience in procurement