IT Buyer (Purchasing Agent)

Adecco

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted on: 11 Mar 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Contract

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Role: IT Buyer ( Purchasing agent)
Job Location: Abu Dhabi
Client Industry : F&B Services
Contract duration: 6 months ( extendable)

Overview:
An IT Buyer, ( Purchasing Agent ), will play a critical role in procuring technology-related goods, services, and equipment for an organization's IT operations by ensuring that the right technology solutions are acquired efficiently to support the organization's goals.

Responsibilities:

Vendor Selection and Negotiation:
- Research and evaluate potential vendors based on factors such as product quality, pricing, reliability, and service.
- Negotiate contracts and pricing terms with suppliers to achieve cost-effective deals.

Inventory Management:
- Maintain an inventory of IT assets, including hardware, software licenses, and peripherals.
- Ensure timely replacements, upgrades, and disposal of outdated equipment.

Procurement Process:
- Process requisitions from various departments for IT-related purchases.
- Update management on the status of orders and delivery timelines.

Technology Trends and Market Awareness:
- Stay informed about emerging technologies, industry trends, and market dynamics.
- Understand how new solutions can enhance the organization's IT capabilities.

Risk Assessment and Compliance:
- Assess risks related to technology purchases (e.g., compatibility, security, legal compliance).
- Ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.

Collaboration:
- Work closely with IT teams, department heads, and stakeholders to determine procurement needs.
- Align technology purchases with organizational goals.

REQUIREMENTS

Ideal candidate will have

Technical Acumen:
- Understand IT products, software, and hardware.
- Evaluate technical specifications and compatibility.

Procurement Expertise:
- Knowledge of procurement processes, best practices, and contract management.
- Ability to analyze vendor proposals and make informed decisions.

Analytical Skills:
- Analyze market trends, pricing data, and supplier performance.
- Make data-driven decisions to optimize procurement processes.

Communication and Collaboration:
- Effective communication with internal stakeholders, suppliers, and vendors.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to meet IT needs.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company. We proudly make a difference in the working lives of 3.5 million people every year. Our culture is entrepreneurial and inclusive, and we are united by our passion for making a difference in the world of work. We work with over 100,000 organizations in 60 countries, enabling their success. We have 35,000 people working with us across more than 60 countries and territories.

Adecco has been rapidly growing in the Middle East since 2008, developing a substantial footprint throughout the region. We work across 250 different clients, Adecco has more than 62 full time employees, working in 4 offices, servicing all countries across the GCC region. We offer Temporary Staffing, Permanent Placement, Executive Search, Assessments, Visa And Payroll, Outsourcing, PRO Solutions customised as per client requirements. Adecco Middle East Head Office is based in Dubai with a branch at Abu Dhabi.

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