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Job Title Head of Procurement
Location UAE
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Our Client:

A well established and successful group with ambitious growth plans for the future.

Your Role:

We have an exciting mandate for Head of Procurement - Fresh Produce for our client’s Supply Chain & Procurement team. Accountable for the sourcing of fresh categories, including the selection, appointment and management of key suppliers.

You will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the procurement function and for the day to day operation. The mandate is to make significant and measurable improvements in cost and service quality, whilst seeking continuous internal improvements in process, systems and company engagement. Your responsibilities will include building and leading a small team of Procurement Professionals to deliver the companies long-term plan, and embedding and maintaining new procurement systems, processes and responsibilities across the wider business functions. You will also be responsible including the application of best practice procurement across the breadth & depth of the category including provision of market insight, development of category strategies & associated sourcing plans, negotiation and supplier management and Identify key suppliers across the category while establishing supplier management and performance against KPI’s & SLA’s.

Must Haves:

ü 10+ years of experience on procurement with at least 5-6 years Proven procurement experience within food & grocery

ü Conversant with a range of sourcing strategies.

ü Understanding of one or more food and grocery categories and associated best procurement practices

ü Relationship management expertise – able to build strong, value-adding relationships with internal customers

ü Strong influencing skills – able to communicate & influence effectively at senior levels

ü Procurement execution experience (business requirements analysis, market analysis, sourcing strategy, tender, negotiation, contract award, supplier management etc.)

ü Highly credible in front of key suppliers

Managing Expectations:

At Mindfield we are driven by mutually agreed KPIs and service levels. Exceptional results can only be delivered when we understand both our key stakeholders clients and candidates. Keeping this in mind we would request that when applying for a role do take cognizance of the “must haves” to avoid disappointment. Sometimes positions take time to close and there could be delay in us responding to you but as a thumb rule if you do not hear from us in 7-8 working days post applying for the role then the resume has not been shortlisted and would be kept on the database for other roles.Look forward to a long term relationship…Mindfield…making a difference

Country United Arab Emirates