PROCUREMENT MANAGER – (AIRCRAFT CATERING) – The Emirates Group – Uae

JOB PURPOSE
Responsible for the implementation of procurement strategies for In-flight Catering and Lounge Catering services globally. To achieve the best value procurement/ownership and optimum terms and conditions in accordance with best procurement practice and techniques. This will include the issue of tenders; direct supplier negotiations; evaluation of available options; critical assessment of business risk associated with options and different scenarios in order to develop the best negotiating strategies; preparation of written contracts including managing supplier relationships. These functions should be done in close co-operation with In-flight services and Airport Services departments.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
8+ Years Procurement.Contract Management
Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent)

Knowledge/Skills:

Experience preferably in an Airline or other Blue Chip Organisation in the middle management level with strong financial acumen
The job holder must have a proven track record of analytical decision-making, with strong commercial acumen. He/she must have strong organisational and negotiation skills
The job holder will often be required to influence the decision making process of line departments. To do so effectively, the job holder must have strong interpersonal skills, experience and confidence to adequately deal with senior personnel

– Additional Information:
– The position requires the job holder to handle the best practice procurement techniques for on-board catering, manpower, food and the full range of beverages (Preferred).
– The position is based in Dubai, however requires frequent international duty travel.

SALARY & BENEFITS
We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local currency of the UAE. The Dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund and it has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US$1=Dh3.66. Besides generous travel benefits normally associated with an airline, this managerial role also has excellent leave and health care packages, accommodation, power and water paid for, along with transport benefits, life insurance and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers. By viewing the ‘Dubai Lifestyle’ section in the careers website you can also consider the many benefits of Dubai as a location to live and work in.

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