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Procurement Executive | Group Procurement | Dubai

Date: 22-Feb-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 81692 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.



About the Role

Manage assigned spend categories of annual spend in excess of AED 5 million in line with the guidelines in the Policy, Co-ordinate with the UAE based and International Business Units, with their Business Finance & with Corporate Shared Services, Handle Procure 2 Pay operations on SAP/ Ariba for self-owned categories and on behalf of assigned team colleagues, Source and Develop new vendors, Manage assigned vendor relationships


About the Responsibilities

Deliver Cost efficiency & more value for money.

  • Negotiate overall savings in the range of 5%-10%, negotiate on non-financial parameters such as Payment Terms, Warranty etc.

Source new and manage competitive vendors

  • Number of quality vendors sourced
  • Number of quotations per project


Ensure Operational efficiency

  • Time taken to approve PR/ PO in the system
  • Overall turnaround time to close a purchasing request
  • Cataloging of repeated spends

Effective internal customer relationship management

  • Timely & professional communication with the team & business peers


  • Timely generation/ updating of management report(s)



About the Requirements


  • Full time Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Any Procurement or Finance Certification is an added value


Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in IT related Procurement/ Administration/ Finance
  • Previous hands on experience in dealing with vendors (quotations, payments, reconciliations)


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Attention to Details
  • Flexibility towards work demand and meeting deadlines
  • Multi-tasking & Ability to work under pressure


Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of handing procurement operations on ERP and/or a P2P platform is desirable
  • Intermediate skill on MS Excel, MS Word and MS Presentations


Language Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written English communication
  • Arabic or other languages such as Hindi/ Urdu are an added value


Job Specific Skills:

  • Negotiations skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Reporting skills


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