Senior Category Management Specialist – Nawah Energy Company , UAE

Job Description
To manage procurement activities, particularly for nuclear-related materials, equipment and services, from initiation to post-award administration to ensure Nawah’s 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 Procurement Supplier team in the qualification of suppliers; to ensure consistency in application of procurement processes, and end user satisfaction

Key Activities
Procurement Management
Develop suppliers’ profiles and conduct market research and analysis
Understand the specifications and scope of work, and ensure all Technical / Quality, Requesting Organization and HSE requirements are provided by Procurement Engineering are included
Interface with Procurement Engineering and Requesting Organization as necessary to resolve issues
Handle 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
Assist in the development of procurement and supply chain strategies to ensure security of supply
Lead the tendering process, including document preparation, negotiation and acquiring approvals
Communicate and interface with the Requesting Organization, Procurement Engineering, Finance, Legal and suppliers during tendering and post award in technical / quality, commercial and contractual matters
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
Provide the necessary “checks and balances” oversight to ensure that supplier’s supply chain/procurement activities meet the contractual obligations of their contract with Nawah
Manage the close-out of agreements
Lead negotiations with suppliers, if required
Review and approve Supplier invoices depending on the value of the negotiations, to ensure “work” billed is in accordance with the Purchase Order terms

Quality Asssurance
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
Maintain vigilance against counterfeit, fraudulent and suspect items
Procedures 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 implementation of new systems
Health, Safety Environment and Security (HSES)
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.
Excellence and Quality Management
Ensure commitment to culture of excellence and Quality Management by implementing best practices, complying with excellence requirements in terms of policies, procedures and systems, and exceeding stakeholders’ expectations.

Bachelor degree in Business or Engineering or related experience with procurement planning at Nuclear Power Plants or equivalent working experience
5 years relevant experience in Supply Chain Management or Procurement
supply chain

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