Head of Material Procurement – Nawah Energy , UAE

Job Purpose:
Supervise and lead the material procurement activities from initiation to post-award to ensure Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) Material requirements are met in a safe, compliant, timely, and efficient manner. Support management in the development of procurement and supply chain strategies to ensure security of supply. As well as, support the PSC team in the qualification of suppliers to ensure consistency in application of procurement processes, and end user satisfaction.

Key Activities:
Material Procurement
Supervise and lead the procurement, tracking, expediting and delivery of materials for plant maintenance and modifications, utilizing planning, scheduling, maintenance management and business information systems, including the procurement of safety and non-safety related, and augmented quality parts to ensure quality and quantity of the materials procured are as per the Nawah’s requirements and standards.
Evaluate the Material Procurement needs and apply industry best practices to provide efficient procurement of material and to ensure the procurement mandate is executed within budgetary projections.
Support Material Procurement team for the procurement of materials to ensure that staff has appropriate understanding of the specifications and scope of work.
Supervise the integration of all Technical / Quality, Requesting Organization and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) requirements in all associated procurement documents to ensure that the requirements are the aligned w ith Nawah procurement standards.
Manage all aspects of high-value high-risk procurements, or any other procurements as directed by management to ensure that business requirements are met.
Supervise the supplier registration process in the qualification of nuclear suppliers including reviewing and screening of supplier’s inputs to develop nuclear supplier base within UAE related to projects.
Develop material procurement strategies to ensure security of supply.
Oversee the Material Procurement activities in the tendering process, including document preparation, negotiation and acquiring approvals to ensure adherence to Supply Chain policies and procedures.
Lead the preparation of a robust and commercially driven business case to support recommendations for award, proving assurance to management that the best agreement has been obtained.
Lead negotiations with suppliers, as appropriate and supervise the necessary “checks and balances” to ensure that supplier’s supply chain/procurement activities meet the contractual obligations of their contract with Nawah.
Sourcing Process
control and oversee all Request for quotation (RFQ) and Request for proposal (RFP) activities to ensure compliance with the required policies and procedures.
Control the planning, developing and purchasing of the nuclear – related materials, parts, supplies and equipment’s in a timely and cost effective way; while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
Supervise and guide the tendering process, opening of technical bids and commercial bids technical evaluation and approve final selection to ensure adherence to the procedure.
Oversee the monitoring of price changes of stock items on a regular basis in order to review trends in the market.
Liaise with the strategic procurement organization to implement strategic initiatives, fleet procurement and warehouse to ensure compliance with contracted obligations.

Key Performance Indicator
Control the management and implementation of the procurement process ensuring adherence to applicable laws, industry standards, ethical practice and company policies and procedures.
Maintain relationship with different stakeholders to ensure all processes and procedures are implemented and adhered to.
Procedures, Processes and Guidelines
Ensure that all work carried out is of the highest standards of safety and quality, and in compliance with the department and company-wide quality program, in order to effectively support safe and reliable plant operation
Develop, review and ensure effective implementation of contract management procedures, procurement procedures and other procedures and processes as required.
Follow and apply the principle of “continuous improvement” to all activities performed to ensure industry’s best practices are applied
Customer Relationship
Contributes in industry activities as a Company representative and as the site liaison for matters pertaining to Supply Chain Management to ensure industry improvements and best practices are applied to Nawah Supply Chain organization.
Explore profitable suppliers, initiate business and organization partnerships and collaborate with key persons to enhance clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company.
Operational Planning
Provide input into the development of the Department’s systems and processes, as well develop and implement the Section’s procedures, identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement of practices to increase productivity and operational efficiency.
Monitor, control and report Operational and financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the Section, to track performance and recommend corrective or mitigating actions.
Ensure that all relative reports are prepared timely and accurately, to meet the Section’s requirements and standards.
Health, Safety, and Security
Ensure compliance to all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the Division / Department / Section by the delivery of the Health and Safety Management Program to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, and delivery of high quality service and responsible environmental attitude.
Follow all relevant security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on self, others and assets.
Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission-critical activities.
People Management
Manage the effective achievement of organization’s objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal in order to maximize subordinate and department performance.
Contribute to the development of UAE National employees in a manner which supports the objectives of the corporation and its Emiratization strategy.
Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of UAE Nationals where applicable and maximize their effective performance.
Excellence and Quality Management
Manage the effective achievement of organization’s objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal in order to maximize subordinate and department performance.
Contribute to the development of UAE National employees in a manner which supports the objectives of the corporation and its Emiratization strategy.
Contribute to knowledge dissemination / sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of UAE Nationals where applicable and maximize their effective performance.
Skills

Qualifications and Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Materials Management or Equivalent.
7 years of relevant experience
Technical Competency
Understands Supply Chain responsibilities and process.
Strong negotiation skills – ability to seek agreements that meet both party’s goals and objectives.
Knowledge in Computer and Enterprise resource planning preferably in SAP
Persuasive presenter, facilitator and negotiator with the ability to influence to support the achievement of Procurement Group objectives.
Ability to monitor/ scan external sources of data and intelligence.

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