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Head of Procurement

Propel Consult

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP127-1937

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a leadinf provider of airport services. They are currently looking to recruit a Head of Procurement

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Duties & Responsibilities
• Creation and ongoing value creation with a world class supply base
• Development of organizational procurement strategy
• Creation and management of short, mid, and long term goals and objectives
• Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes (e.g., leadership of high-value/strategic sourcing efforts)
• Management of business process outsourcing activities
• Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities
• Selection and management of procurement systems
• Management of procurement staff in (and across) sourcing, contracting, transactional purchasing, supplier management, and miscellaneous internal procurement support activities
• Creating a talent management process in coordination with HR to ensure that the right resources are in place
• Managing the skills and competency development of procurement staff, including training development and knowledge management capabilities
• Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives
• Budget management for categories under management - and for procurement itself
• Development of benchmarks and scorecards to be used for continuous improvement


Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related are
• At least 12-15 years of experience in a senior Procurement role
• Preference will be given to Saudi Nationals

About the Company

Propel Consult delivers a service in step with the needs of both our client companies and candidates. Our ability to add value to all levels of recruitment stems from our wholehearted belief in providing a professional service to both parties. We have built relationships with many leading indigenous and mulitnational organisations throughout the Middle East and internationally in countries such as UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt and many more. Concentrating our resources has created 5 distinct specialist divisions:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
  • Architecture & Engineering

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