Airarabia Careers – Category Lead

Website Air Arabia

Job Description:

Act as a middle point between suppliers/vendors on one hand and internal Air Arabia Group management and departments on the other, to ensure satisfactory agreements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and handles Stores and Inventory control activities (as assigned) ensuring the adequacy and timeliness availability of needed material and products in accordance with business requirements and quality standards.
  • Undertakes procurement activities including administration & documentation to deliver best value for money, quality, and security of supply commensurate with customer’s business needs; Ensure the most appropriate procurement processes are applied to meet business needs and transaction costs are minimised
  • Liaise regularly and collaborate with appropriate members of the Procurement function at Air Arabia Airline Hubs and subsidiary companies (Cozmo, SAS etc.) to ensure consistency of approach
  • Responsible for roll out, coordinating and managing the implementation of Procurement Systems including the user training, technical support, system improvements and user compliance with system utilization and administration.
  • Implement supplier management policies to ensure consistent practises and develop strategic supplier relationships.
  • Keep abreast of business developments within Air Arabia affecting areas of responsibility and work closely with business users to understand their current and future business needs
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation.
  • Draft, evaluate, negotiate contracts, and administer contracts in accordance with company policies and legal requirements.
  • Assists in implementing our strategic approach to overall spend, alongside internal stakeholders, advisors, and a wide range of external stakeholders; sets out a clear strategy to Shape & Optimise Cost Categories and keep the strategy updated over time.
  • Carries out procurement research through internal customers, suppliers, and other sources of information to obtain feedback and assessment of procurement activities.
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining company quality control program
  • Collates performance data for the Commodity spends into agreed reporting formats; produces Management Information reports and necessary analysis to highlight critical areas, trends, discrepancies, excess, short supply, etc to support management decisions.
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification. Taking responsibility for financial performance against plan and proactively develop a pipeline of innovative initiatives that reduces Indirect spend.

Job Requirements:

  • Sourcing and supplier management process skills
  • 2 + years of experience in supervising/managing small purchasing team in direct/indirect procurement environment is preferred.
  • Experience in managing and negotiating with key vendors, strategically agile, with strong commercial acumen and exceptional negotiation skills in managing large, complex, preferably service-oriented contracts.
  • Demonstrates skills in handling financial transactions with accuracy.
  • MCIPS or equivalent preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in a procurement/ Purchasing role in any industry handling technical procurement and/or professional services sourcing within a reputable international company or within a demanding.
  • Large outsourcing based development contracts in an Airline/Airport environment or other relevant sophisticated blue-chip, service or FMCG organization.
  • Excellent business writing and reporting skills.
  • Detail oriented, comfortable with numbers, charts and data sheets.
  • Fluent in English Language (Arabic is a plus).
  • Can show a history of career progression and ambition to grow further
  • Cooperative team player; possesses very good organizing and time management skills.
  • Capable of driving process improvement and internal control in line with adopted standards.
  • Experienced in initiating and managing contracts of technical nature.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and Web Search (Excel advanced level).
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor Degree in Management or equivalent combined with necessary experience.

Job Details:

Company: Air Arabia

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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