Procurement Director - Construction Background

Big Fish Recruitment

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP281-550

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client, a real estate development company in Abu Dhabi, UAE are seeking to appoint a Director Of Procurement

Job Purpose:

The Director, Procurement will be responsible developing, implementing and maintaining strategic procurement objectives for the company. He / She will also keep good relations with the companies’ suppliers and perform the required audits and evaluations to ensure that they are delivering the agreed objectives.


• Release and manage RFP/RFQ.
• Develop procurement strategy, policies and procedures.
• Ensure compliance with the strategy, policies and procedures.
• Manage supplier’s performance review, in terms of quality, cost, delivery, etc.
• Conduct suppliers risk management studies (supply crisis, shortage).
• Manage distressed suppliers and develop appropriate action plans.
• Contribute to benchmark analysis regarding suppliers in the market.
• Analyze and understand the mixture of the commercial offers.
• Contribute to the supplier shortlisting process as a proposal to Procurement Head.
• Suggest negotiation techniques to company’s directors and managers to operate within the budget.
• Establish and support the structuring of the procurement activity.
• Propose cost reductions based on proposals reviews.
• Manage to control cost and suppliers’ invoices in collaboration with Finance.
• Ensure suppliers’ payments are paid on time in the right amounts.
• Keep track price variations with the associated reasons



• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Construction or related field required
• 15 to 20 years of experience in construction procurement with a minimum 5 years of experience in procurement and vendor negotiation
• Certification in Purchasing Management (CPM) highly preferred
• Proficiency in Arabic is a must
• Previous GCC experience is a plus

About the Company


Our aim is to provide our clients and candidates with a consistent, quality service that goes beyond the norm, giving them peace of mind and complete trust in our ability to meet their needs.


Big Fish consultants specialise in their fields and have extensive experience in the region and beyond. We take pride in our knowledge and network and believe that our relationships are built on trust and integrity and are made for the long term.


At Big Fish, as well as caring for the people we work with, we also care about the world and environment we live in, that's why Big Fish support initiatives that promote human welfare, environmental protection and sustainability.

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