Manager Procurement – IT (UAE National)

Full Time Information Technology / Telecom / Technology
  • Full Time
  • Information Technology / Telecom / Technology
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Minimum 5-7 years of procurement & sourcing experience.

Website du

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, commercially rebranded as du in February 2007, is one of the two telecom operators in the United Arab Emirates

Manager Procurement – IT (UAE National)

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the Category sourcing strategy development. Ensure that the sourcing strategies set out by the Management are followed by the department to deliver the desired results.
  • Lead tender (RFP/RFQ) negotiations to ensure successful completion. Negotiate the best value for money and ensure that sourcing projects are meeting budget targets.
  • Track RFP’s and RFQ’s against agreed timelines while optimizing sourcing activities timelines.
  • Deliver category management services, including strategic sourcing, process improvement, risk management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement.
  • Analyze supply base, category market conditions, stakeholder requirements, pricing trends, and competitive benchmarking to determine appropriate sourcing strategies.
  • Develop and implement cost savings/value creation projects across professional services, categories, manage & report savings and validate monthly ERP reports ensuring that individual targets are met; Establish and evaluate performance dashboard/metrics for professional services, support and maintenance and managed services categories (including FLM) categories.
  • Structure, negotiate, and manage service and supply agreements with suppliers, including complex long-term strategic agreements, short-term transactional agreements and project-based agreements; Ensure that all legal and contractual matters from commercial perspective are addressed efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Proactively engage, influence, and collaborate with the IT, Network, Finance, Legal, Quality, and Service Operations teams to ensure alignment on business objectives and project plans.
  • Drive stakeholder engagement within the IT, Professional Services, Service Operations, FLM, Finance, Legal, etc. Educate internal customers about any amendment of the procurement policy and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, business code of conduct, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations; Participate in internal audit activities by providing necessary information to internal auditors.
  • Project Management: Track RFP’s and RFQ’s against agreed timelines while optimizing sourcing activities timelines.

Qualifications, experience and skills:


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business, Law, Economics, Finance, Engineering or related discipline
  • Any Procurement related certification it’s a plus


  • Minimum 5-7 years of procurement & sourcing experience.
  • Experience in telecommunications is a plus
  • In-depth Knowledge of key commercial elements and pricing structures of supplier’s contracts
  • Knowledge of contract laws, and a complete understanding of Corporate T’s & C’s
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes, and procedures
  • Demonstrated category management expertise in one or more of the following IT (Professional Services, Application Development and Application Maintenance, Support and Maintenance contract, Outsourcing services, Managed Services) and Network
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


  • Knowledge of Contracts and Corporate Terms and Conditions.
  • Good Knowledge of ERP system (Oracle).
  • Excellent verbal & written English & preferably Arabic.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven excellence in professional services contract language, contract negotiation, contract
    management, conflict resolution and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated project management and execution skills with ability to manage multiple large
    complex projects with competing priorities and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan, implement, and execute procurement
  • Ability to quickly analyze data, as well as extrapolate and communicate insights
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills—reading, writing, and listening.

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