Sr Procurement Specialist – Boutique Consulting Firm – UAE/KSA

NSI & Bluefin Talent

Job description / Role

The Senior Procurement Specialist leads high-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 outsourcing 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 the client’s governance.

Key Responsibilities:
• Operates as a single point of contact for all matters required by direct stakeholder groups where assigned by the Customer Relationship Lead
• Supports the Customer Relationship Lead on the development of Category Strategies and Supplier Management activities
• Applies Sourcing & Supplier Management methodologies, leading cross-functional teams executing multiple sourcing projects in a portfolio of goods, materials & services
• Delivers targets and sustainable value through managing sourcing and supplier relationship management initiatives
• Manages complex and multiple sourcing projects and deliver agreed business targets
• Influences effectively to ensure business needs consider commercial reality and do not unknowingly compromise value
• Communicates with Customer Relationship Leads and influences project teams and key stakeholders effectively
• Escalates key risks effectively, maintaining Customer Relationship Lead and stakeholder 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 with suppliers effectively as and when required
• Responsible for quality and timeliness of critical deliverables and communications

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