Consultant – Procurement Practice

NSI & Bluefin Talent

Job description / Role

Procurement Specialist

Role Overview
The Senior Procurement Specialist leads low and medium-complexity sourcing projects and supplier relationships working effectively along with multiple Customer Relationship Leads and more junior members of the Procurement team. This specialist also operates as the single point of contact of small stakeholder groups (depending on the package of work).
While carrying out sourcing activities, the Senior Specialist provides strong commercial leadership in project teams, developing and executing creative strategies to ensure work is conducted with rigorous professional standards in full compliance with client’s governance

Key Responsibilities
Supports the Senior Procurement Specialist on the execution of high complexity sourcing projects and leads low and medium complexity sourcing projects where assigned by the Customer Relationship Lead
Applies sourcing methodology to medium and low-complexity sourcing initiatives, working in cross-functional teams executing multiple sourcing projects in a portfolio of goods, materials and services
Manages multiple sourcing projects and deliver agreed business targets
Supports Senior Procurement Specialists and Customer Relationship Leads on executing Supplier Management activities
Delivers targets and sustainable value for the client through managing and supporting sourcing and supplier relationship management initiatives
Influences effectively to ensure business needs consider commercial reality and do not unknowingly compromise value
Escalates key risks effectively, maintaining Senior Procurement Specialists and Customer Relationship Lead and stakeholder’s confidence and effective resolution
Coaches junior team members to develop new insights from analysis and leading to a deliver solid set of actionable recommendations
Negotiates adapting strategy with supplier dynamics and manages multiple negotiation teams
Responsible for quality and timeliness of critical deliverables and communications

Essential requirements
Communication skills: Strong written and verbal communication. Able to communicate effectively with junior and senior stakeholders
Accountability: Strong sense of accountability and ability to determine actions, risks and results to get the job done.
Leadership: Strong influencing skills and ability to lead a team towards achieving strategic objectives.
Innovation: Strong ability to create from concept and an ability to look for opportunities to apply new and evolving ideas, methods and approaches.
Analytical Skills: Strong problem-solving skills and techniques. Able to understand and carry out spend analysis and draw out conclusions and fact-based decision making
Organizational Understanding: The ability to translate strategic initiatives into practical solutions and a strong understanding of the impact of market drivers
Planning Skills: Strong ability to plan deliverables, milestone and sign-off points. Strong ability to schedule and monitor activities to achieve organizational goals;
Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of Procurement processes: Category Planning, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management and how to apply them in a greenfield Context
IT Skills: Ability to use SAP SRM applications and Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Procurement, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related subject
3 years’ experience in Procurement organisations of which a minimum of 1 year applicable experience in managing/leading multiple sourcing projects
Fluency in English
Desirable requirements
Procurement Qualification (e.g. CIPS)
Project Management Qualification
Arabic language skills

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