AF25833 - Procurement Manager (Required experience in procuring for facilities/real estate operations/day to day operations/asset management) | Dubai Festival City | Al Futtaim Group Real Estate | Dubai, UAE

Department: Dubai Festival City
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2017
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Real Estate

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) is responsible for the development and operations of Al-Futtaim’s real estate businesses across the Middle East and North Africa which includes:

Dubai Festival City, a 520 hectare waterfront mixed use community, opened in 2005.

Cairo Festival City, a 290 hectare mixed use development, opened in DeceMDer 2013. .

Doha Festival City, comprising 433,847 sq m (land) + 250,000 sq m (GLA), IKEA opened in March 2013.

Under Development:

  • Al Diriyah Festival City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 260,000 sq m
  • Muscat Festival City, Oman: 100,000 sq m
  • Casablanca Festival City, Morocco: 120,000 sq m

DFC City Management

Dubai Festival City is a 1300 acre, premier waterfront urban community that has been designed to capture the ground breaking 21st Century spirit of Dubai. It offers a rich and vibrant living experience that interconnects the finest, easily accessible:

  • Shopping - Festival Centre
  • Dining - largest F&B offering in Dubai
  • Entertainment &Leisure
  • Residential Community - Villas, apartments &duplexes
  • Schools - Two international schools
  • Hospitality - InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels
  • Commercial Offices
  • Automotive
  • Infrastructure
  • 24/7 City Management

An established creekside mixed use destination, developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE), Dubai Festival City offers an unrivalled community lifestyle with modern luxury, comfort and convenience. Dubai Festival City is formed by three distinctive districts; Marsa Al Khor, Festival Centre and Al Badia which are connected by an impressive 30 kilometre internal road network and a wide creekside promenade.

Distinctive residential communities will provide homes to over 50,000 residents living in 20,000 apartments, townhouses and villas. All residential areas are available for sale and lease for individuals and wealth funds. For more information, click here. In addition, 50,000 office personnel will work daily at Dubai Festival City. For more information on office leasing available at Dubai Festival City, click here

With easy access via the 13 lane Business Bay Crossing, Airport Tunnel and the 12 lane Garhoud Bridge, and situated only two kilometres from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Festival City’s unique waterfront setting will deliver vibrancy and a sense of place to Dubai’s landscape.

About the Position:

The objective of the Centralised Procurement function is to encapsulate all forms of non-development procurement of assets (goods and services, works, supply agreement, annual maintenance contracts, professional engagement, etc) for the business units based on the required scope of work.  Specifically, this position works closely with the various business units across the organisation and Finance Department.

A variety of benefits associated with a centralized procurement include: Control and monitor the implementation and the compliance of the procurement process; Ensuring vendors / contractors are pre-qualified as per the approved procurement Manual; Develop “Vendor Management System; Ensure that the procurement of goods and services are in line with quality standards, time and budget; Demonstrate continuous improvement and decrease turnaround time; Centralise the negotiation with the contractors to ensure achieving cost savings; Develop and continuously improve the SAP solutions of Procurement cycle, etc.

This role will manage a team of Procurement Executives and report to the Head of Centralised Procurement Department. This role will be based out of Dubai Festival City.

 

About You:

We are looking for someone with good knowledge of FIDIC or FAR; along with a Degree in Business Management or equivalent. CIPS certification will be an advantage.

The incumbent must possess excellent technical knowledge of best procurement practices; exposure to both bidding and tendering process; exposure to detailed cost analysis and bids normalization; experience of working with P2P technology such as SAP; expertise in improving ERP systems functionalities etc.

Someone with 8-10 years of experience in a procurement role along with at least 3 years in a managerial role would be eligible for this role.

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.