Our client is a Retail Company in UAE. They are now looking for a Head Of Purchasing to join them.
Scope of Work:
Responsible for ongoing management of purchasing strategy and activity and for ensuring optimal supplier performance, pricing, and benefits.
Develop and implement a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings.
Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships and manage the development of contracts, BDAs (Business Development Agreements), contractual relationships and contract management to deliver continuous improvement in delivery of goods and services by the supply base.
Lead and manage a team of Buyers / Category Managers to deliver the appropriate support to the business to ensure corporate and business development objectives are met.
Work alongside the senior management team in contributing to overall business objectives.
processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality, and delivery targets, which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market.
Forecast price and market trends to Leads a Team of Buyers / Category Manager to ensure Company’s growth and competitive advantage
Develops the strategic thinking of his unit.
Ensure that purchasing strategies and identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
Develop an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spends and leveraging technologies
Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
Take ownership of the purchasing policy, guidelines, and any associated documents
Initiate and develop creative and innovative procurement processes
Reviews, analyses and prepares purchasing forecasts for the Team by Client, by Category and by SKU.
Ensure supply is on time and avoid any over / out of stocks situations.
Timely reporting on all purchases to Finance / Accounting, Stock Management, Marketing, Shop Managers and Customer Service.
Negotiate all necessary procurement, supply chain & logistic issues concerning provision and availability of merchandise on time: shipping, insurance, clearance, transportation and distribution.
Follows-up settlements of payments to International and Local Suppliers (cash on delivery, local purchases, …)
Confirms or modifies the “final price setting” of the Team
Provide leadership to departments under control. Coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions
Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance
Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements