Vendor Management Lead

Group 42

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP358-27

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Group 42 is an artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing company based in Abu Dhabi. We build and manage significant cloud computing infrastructure, perform fundamental and applied AI research, and deploy AI-centric industry solutions across a range of industries.

Scopes and Responsibilities
• Research and evaluate prospective suppliers
• Conduct relevant due diligence on new and existing suppliers
• Maintain and update supplier information such as registration certificates, commercial Licenses, VAT certificates, insurances qualifications
• Maintain supplier database with categorization according to specialization
• Register supplier in database once they pass the detailed pre-qualification criteria as set in the system
• Create pre-qualification criteria and ranking mechanism for vendors in the system and obtain internal feedback/ approvals
• Performance or ratings of each supplier to be maintained on the system as per policy to ensure supplier database fits the organization as per the Delivery days, Payment Terms, Work Ethics and maintaining a solid business relation
• Maintaining a consolidated tracker of the entire vendor lifecycle management process
• Create a knowledge management strategy and repository to store all the relevant vendor lifecycle information
• Work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify and prioritize requests related to the vendor management process
• Response to supplier related queries from end-users, to enable the procurement process
• Follow-up with the vendors for timely deliveries and with the relevant teams
• Monitor quarterly reports and develop reporting mechanisms to share vendor spend analysis and performance with the management
• Sound knowledge of procurement process, able to generate PO’s and reports and work as a support function for procurement team whenever required to take care of routine daily work
• Developing and sustaining long-standing relationships with company-approved vendors
• Assist in the design of the ERP system at the Procurement level.
• Building and strengthening relationships with internal and external customers
• Comply with the Group Procurement Policy and report to Procurement Manager for all activities.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience
• Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred
• Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial
• Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within a technology or distribution environment
• Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
• Experience of working closely with suppliers
• Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements
• An understanding of distribution processes and components would be advantageous
• Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities

About the Company

Group 42 is an Abu Dhabi based artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing company, uniquely positioned in the national ecosystem to develop and deploy holistic and scalable AI solutions.

• Industry Solutions: experienced team of data scientists and engineers based in Abu Dhabi. • Fundamental AI research, through our subsidiary the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI), on AI, big data and machine learning. • Cloud Computing Infrastructure: the largest and most powerful Cloud Computing capability in the region. • Multidisciplinary and diverse team.

G42 has an active and extensive partnership network, connecting leading international organizations who complement our ecosystem and support our vision. Our partnerships range from strategic teaming agreement, joint ventures, to direct investment by G42.

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