Head of Plant Procurement –Nuclear SME – Nawah Energy , Barakah, UAE

Job Description
To manage procurement activities, equipment and services, from initiation to post-award to ensure Barakah Material and Service requirements are met in a safe, compliant, timely, and efficient manner. To support management in the development of procurement and supply chain strategies to ensure security of supply; to support the PSC team in the qualification of suppliers; to ensure consistency in application of procurement processes, and end user satisfaction.

Key Activities and Responsibilities
Supervise and schedule Plant Procurement activities
Assure that all work assigned to Category Management Specialist is completed correctly in a timely manner. Areas of review and approval responsibility include:
Proper suppliers’ profiles and market research and analysis are conducted
Ensure Category Management Specialist has appropriate understanding of the specifications and scope of work
Ensure all Technical / Quality, Requesting Organization and HSE requirements are incorporated in all associated procurement documents.
Oversee all aspects of high-value high-risk procurements, or any other procurements as directed by management
Support the Procurement Supplier team in the qualification of nuclear suppliers
Develop procurement and supply chain strategies to ensure security of supply
Oversee the Category Management Specialist in the tendering process, including document preparation, negotiation and acquiring approvals
Ensure a robust and commercially driven business case is prepared to support recommendations for award, proving assurance to management that the best agreement has been obtained
Carry out some contract administration functions and supervise the close out and feedback on performance
Ensure the necessary “checks and balances” oversight to ensure that supplier’s supply chain/procurement activities meet the contractual obligations of their contract with Nawah
Lead negotiations with suppliers, if required

Quality Assurance
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
Support continuous learning and application of industry best practices in order to maintain the highest quality of procurement workmanship
Promptly report quality related issues or deficiencies on procurement activities to line management
Procedure and Best Practices
Develop, review and ensure effective implementation of Procurement procedures and other processes as required
Demonstrate full adherence to Procurement procedures, and assist users to ensure their adherence
Conduct work in accordance with professional best practice and code of business conduct
Maintain vigilance against counterfeit, fraudulent and suspect items
Training and Qualifications
Develop the appropriate training plans, training materials, and awareness sessions to ensure team members receive necessary training and skills required for their development
Keep current with Procurement best practices and update colleagues as applicable
Successfully complete all required initial and continuous training courses and requirements in order to attain and maintain the required qualification and certification in areas of specialization
Strive to improve BNPP technical knowledge level, understanding of overall plant operation and maintenance, and impact of procurement activities on safe, reliable and cost-effective operation and maintenance of BNPP
Planning, Reporting and Systems

Collect the necessary information required for the development of the required reports to keep the management updated
Ensure that consistent and timely supplier performance appraisals are done
Solicit feedback on user satisfaction
Keep all documentation up-to-date and available in the appropriate system
Make maximum use of available systems; support the implementation of new systems
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 and sharing across Nawah.

Health, Safety, and Environment(HSE)
Ensure compliance to all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the department to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, by delivery of the HSE Management Program to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality service and a 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 individuals and information assets.
Bachelor degree in Bussiness or Engineering or related experience with procurement planning at Nuclear Power Plants or equivalent working experience
7 years relevant experience in Supply Chain Management or Procurement
Technical Competency

Strong Microsoft Office skills
Strong commercial and contractual knowledge
Robust experience on major ERP
Financial aspects in Contracts
Legal issues in Contracts
Fluency in written and spoken English
Interpretation of DOAs
Risk management
Strong negotiation skills – ability to seek agreements that meet both party’s goals and objectives
procurement / supply chain

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