Head of Procurement wanted at SERCO – Dubai

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Req ID 52467 – Posted 05/07/2018 – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Purchasing/Procurement – Full Time
Key purpose
The Head of Procurement will lead the Middle East Procurement organization across the Division, for all direct and indirect sourcing and procurement with an approximate spend of £150 million pounds a year

This responsibility includes
Strategic vision, operational planning and execution. The Head of Procurement will lead a team of sourcing and procurement professionals which will be deployed across the Middle East
Drive change across the organisation, and in partnership with Business Units (BUs) leadership and strategic suppliers, drive transformation to movethe department from a transactional, reactive focus to becoming a strategic function, delivering greater value to Serco Middle East. Manage a team of senior direct reports, with sourcing and procurement professionals.
Lead supply management for the BUs, responsible for sourcing and procurement processes, systems, and results across the Division, to include strategy development and implementation, common process definition and deployment, procurement organisational development and leadership, and delivery to support the company’s business model, strategies, and financial operating plans
Responsible for material delivering annual savings targets, supplier development and performance management, including quality and on time delivery assurance
Continue the company’s evolution in best practice procurement capabilities and organisational development, transforming the organisation from one that is locally-driven to one supported by an industry leading centralised function.
Driving shareholder value via improved procurement practices across the Middle East

Reason for role

Establishment of “Centre of Expertise” where local requirements dominate for practical reasons
Bring commercial expertise and rigout our Procurement approach
Drive results in short, medium and long term, sustainable cost savings
Operate effectively within all SME’s business units
Drive change across the organization to move the enterprise to the next level of sourcing and procurement excellence
Adapt new best practices through thought leadership
Resolve audit actions
Liaise effectively with Serco counterparts globally to ensure Serco Middle East is operating in line with group requirements and benefitting from global deals
Ensure Procurement provides an effective service to the SME business by supporting all sales, bidding and BAU activity

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