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Regional Manager – General Procurement

Job located in:

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Contract type/duration:

  • Full-time contract.
  • Permanent.


Basic purpose of the role:

  • The Regional Manager for General Procurement is responsible for the general (indirect) procurement management in Middle East across all Divisions under the “One Roof” and any associated Account Management activities in addition to local fulfilment management (Operations and Local Sourcing).
  • The Regional Manager for General Procurement is responsible for c. 29 million USD annual spend volume across the different General Procurement commodities, in the different countries. This spend, as well as the countries to cover, will increase over the months/years. Provides direction, organization and support to local General Procurement team(s). The Local Buyer is accountable for any compliant procurement process towards the business.


Main accountabilities:

  • Account Management and Local Sourcing management: 40%
    - Act as focal point for top management in customer organizations and entities in assigned Region/Divisions.
    - Drive the procurement strategy through interactions with key stakeholders, across Middle East (UAE, Oman, KSA, and Qatar).
    - Implement and drive a brand new General Procurement function in the Region, in line with generic rules, processes and values of the General Procurement function.
    - Ensure proactive management of the relationship with internal business partners to ensure target level of customer satisfaction for the Region/Divisions.
    - Drive and monitor change management, to ensure a successful implementation of General.
    - Procurement in the region and ensure the buy-in of the internal stakeholders.
    - As the point of escalation for customers of all European commodities operational ambiguities exist, and to provide technical and creative support for the resolution of all European commodities issues.
    - Support on-site Account Management & Business Operations and routinely engage in 2-way communication with local plant/office management.
    - Monitor all local sourcing activities and lead strategic sourcing activities/contract negations.
  • Savings Program Support: 25%
    - Ensure achievement of saving targets with customer groups at both the regional and divisional levels in accordance with agreed and recognized methodologies.
    - Optimize bundling opportunities to leverage the buying power of the Group in the Region by driving local for local sourcing and contributing to local for global initiatives.
    - Position Group General Procurement and the savings program communication a key role in divisional communication
  • Local Team Management: 15%
    - Lead General Procurement office in the region (one FTE) + one subcontractor.
    - Monitor relationships with HR and ensure access and feedback is effective, timely and mutually responsive.
    - Develop initiatives, propose policies and institute policies that support the change process to the Group General Procurement organization. Drive implementation of local conditions for the Group General Procurement staff.
  • Fulfilment: 10%
    - Ensure compliant fulfilment process meeting agreed target KPIs and ensure timely payment to the supplier at highest efficiency.
    - Drive innovation and digitalization in the procurement process through the deployment of state-of-the-art processes and tools.
  • General Management: 10%
    - Secure budget and headcount compliance with agreed-upon targets.
    - Ensure development and training of the team as a group and individuals to maximize their performance, expertise and potential.
  • Other Responsibilities:
    - To make satisficing decisions to manage multiple priorities from different internal customers.
    - Oversight and sponsorship of Multi-Functional and Multi-Divisional Teams for key internal customers.
    - Ensure the procurement strategy reflects local imperatives (e.g. Supply chain diversity and inclusion).
    - Deployment and operational stability of GP tools for sourcing and ordering.
    - Ensures the adoption of these tools by internal customers and the GP team.
    - Participates in strategic initiatives steering committees (i.e. when applicable: Procure-to-Pay).
    - Drumbeats changes in the General Procurement across the “One Roof” to reflect the changing needs of the business (new businesses, acquisitions, divestments).
    - Oversees the GP process and actively participates in audits and acts in accordance with findings (as necessary). Manages the deviation process.


Personal profile:

  • 10 years of experience in the procurement field, preferably in the aviation industry.
  • 5-10 years supervisory or leadership experience in the procurement field.
  • Leadership, strong ability to communicate and convince.
  • Customer focus and the ability to work with remote teams.
  • Contract drafting and negotiation skills (advanced).
  • A Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Qualification in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or similar.
  • eProc, SAP, Click n Buy Microsoft Office applications.
  • 50% Domestic and International (Middle East and Europe).
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal is required. Fluency / notion of Arabic is highly desirable.


Please send to the contact below your CV with the reference “R.M – G.P”

Local Buyer – General Procurement

Job located in:

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Contract type/duration
:

  • Permeant.
  • Full-time.


Basic purpose of the role
:

  • The Local Buyer for General Procurement is responsible for the general (indirect) procurement activities in Middle East across all Divisions under the “One Roof” including Local Sourcing and Operations.
  • The General Procurement spend in the Region is c. 29 million USD (annual spend volume across the different General Procurement commodities, in the different countries). This spend, as well as the countries to cover, will increase over the months/years. The Local Buyer will be reporting to the Regional Manager, General Procurement, and share local sourcing and operation support for the requestors based in the Region. The Local Buyer is accountable for any compliant procurement process towards the business.


Main responsibilities
:

  • Local Sourcing: 40%
    - Perform for the Region, all request for quotations in a fair competition mode and according to GP processes.
    - Draft and negotiate the relevant contracts/ generic terms & conditions with suppliers.
    - Ensure deliverables (goods/services) are in line with the contractual terms (cost, time, quality).
    - Secure long-term alignment of the preferred supplier base with the long-term trans-national and trans-divisional strategic needs of Airbus.
    - Ensure continuous commercial relationship with suppliers in order to secure work with best-in-class suppliers and protect Airbus from contractual risks.
    - Conduct the procurement process in order to fulfil business needs and provide the internal customers with valued services in compliance with the General Procurement procedures and guidelines and with the respective commodity strategies and borderlines defined by the Commodity management organization, to full customer satisfaction.
  • Regional Management Support: 25%
    - Support the Regional Manager in implementing a brand new General Procurement function in the Region, in line with generic rules, processes and values of the General Procurement function.
    - Support the Regional Manager in driving and monitoring change management, to ensure a successful implementation of General Procurement in the region and ensure the buy-in of the internal stakeholders.
    - Ensure regular two-way communication with key functional and local customers on General Procurement needs, expectations and initiatives.
  • Savings Program Support: 20%
    - Ensure achievement of saving targets with customer groups at both the regional and divisional levels in accordance with agreed and recognized methodologies.
    - Deliver on initiatives contributing to AIRBUS Savings Programmes using the levers of requirements harmonisation/standardization, challenge of the specifications, volume aggregation, and control of the demand
  • Operations: 15%
    - Support requestors through awareness sessions (General Procurement process explanations…).
    - Support initiatives; propose policies that support the change process to the Group General Procurement organization.
  • Other responsibilities:
    - Liaising with General Procurement in Europe to ensure alignment with commodity strategies.
    - Tackling issues as the escalation point for operations and sourcing activity. Further escalates to management as appropriate.
    - Ensure the procurement strategy reflects local imperatives (e.g. Supply chain diversity and inclusion).
    - Ensures operations are effective and efficient. PO’s are issued according to the quality, time and operating cost expected by the business.
    - Ensures operations are compliant to GP rules.
    - Deployment and operational stability of GP tools for sourcing and ordering. Ensures the adoption of these tools by internal customers and the GP team.
    - Oversees the GP process. Actively participates in audits and acts in accordance with findings (as necessary).
    - Manages the deviation process.
    - Responsible for all non-flying request for quotations and purchase orders in the region, spread across five commodities (Manufacturing tech. products and services; Real Estate & Facility Management; Engineering for design manufacturing & customer services; corporate services).
    - Focal point for all suppliers to Airbus Africa and Middle East under the scope of General Procurement.


Personal profile
:

  • A Degree in Business Administration, Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Qualification in Procurement, Supply Chain Management.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the procurement field, preferably in the aviation industry.
  • Strong communication and negotiations skills.
  • Customer focus and ability to work with remote teams.
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal is required.
  • eProc, SAP, Click n Buy, Microsoft Office applications.
  • 30% traveling in the Middle East region.


Please send your CV to the contact below with the reference “L.B – G.P”

Legal Intern Airbus Africa and Middle East

Location:

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Contract type/duration
:

  • Fixed-term contract: Six months.
  • Full-time.


Main accountabilities:

  • To provide legal support to Airbus’ Legal and Compliance team which is responsible for the region of Africa and Middle East (the “Region”).
  • Responsibilities include, without limitation:
    - Performing legal research and case law analysis;
    - Preparing a weekly summary of the latest legal updates from the Region;
    - Supporting the corporate housekeeping of Airbus legal entities in the Region;
    - Assisting the team in drafting and reviewing contracts (procurement, NDAs, etc.) and corporate documentation; identifying the risks and proposing solutions to eliminate or minimise them;
    - Supporting the digitalisation effort of the department;
    - Taking care of the administrative life of the department.


Personal profile needed:

  • Common law and/or civil law degree(s);
  • Previous international experience in a multinational company or in a reputable law firm;
  • Excellent legal writing skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently on multiple tasks simultaneously within demanding deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organisational and analytical skills;
  • Creativity and willingness to experiment new ways of working;
  • Language Skills: Negotiation level of English is mandatory. Fluent level of Arabic, German or French would be highly appreciated.
     

Please send your CV to the contact below with the aforementioned reference “Legal Trainee–19”.

Account Director (Satair)

Job located in:

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Contract type/duration
:

  • Full-time contract
  • Permanent


Basic purpose of the role:

  • Comply with Satair’s mission, values and Quality Management procedures, with Satair guidelines on Ethics & Compliance Understanding, sharing and living Satair’s values and rules. Respecting Satair’s processes and procedures agreed per function. As well as, keeping the direct report informed of the status of agreed tasks and of any critical problem areas.
  • Participation in optimizing Satair’s business procedures by applying existing Satair’s IT systems. Moreover, comment/advise on unsatisfactory situations within the organization, and propose potential solutions for improvements, identifying and offering suggestions to improve efficiency.
    - Develop objectives and account plans to ensure profitable growth for assigned customers.
    - Identify business potential and describe long-term plans for its achievement.
    - Achieve Order Intake, Revenue targets and grow business across product lines.
    - Ensure high level of customer satisfaction and ensure a sustained long-term relationship with key customers.
    - Ensure fulfilment of support obligations for Airbus.


Main responsibilities:

  • Be the responsible sales, support Account Director for the customer, ensure development of objectives, and account plans.
  • Ensure identification of business potential for new services and products.
  • Manage sales opportunities from inception to final award or closure.
  • Manage customer visits and bid related customer interactions.
  • Update and maintain customer contact data.
  • Support function to collect customer complaint or feedback, address it to the appropriate function for resolution, and follow up on the progress.
  • Ensure support obligations fulfilment in accordance with aircraft purchase agreements, such as Material Readiness Roadmap and A/C EIS support, customer familiarization on material management subjects, supplier support operations, Sales and Support Manager Allocation, spares availability.
  • Follow up and reporting on issue resolution or appropriate escalation when necessary.
  • Accountable to achieve order intake and revenue targets for customer segment.
  • Assist in follow up on overdue payments and in general support accounts receivables management for assigned customers.
  • Support sales director in definition, implementation and execution of a sales strategy.
  • The role requires the jobholder be well informed about and familiar with the latest developments in Satair’s business. Having an inter-cultural understanding participate in occupational safety and health efforts and contribute towards a positive and inspiring working environment.


KPI Scope
:

  • Closing customer complaints in a timely manner.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of customer satisfaction (CSIP).
  • Achieve set sales-oriented objectives, Conversion rates and number of proposals signed off.
  • Average time between first contact with the customer and signing of agreement.
  • Order Intake and sales revenue for assigned accounts and regional goals and cost of sales (cost per interaction).
  • Average sales per customer per year and profit per customer.
  • Number of visits/contacts with customer and number of new customers


Personal profile:

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a sales position or similar.
  • Working knowledge of English and French, both orally and in writing – Arabic is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge and proven record of accomplishment within Key Account Management.
  • High degree of aviation business understanding specifically in the area of spares support, supply chain management, maintenance, and understanding of support obligations from aircraft purchase agreements.
  • Background on legal aspects in the area of A/C purchase agreements or services contracts.
  • Ability to derive financial implications from contracts
  • Customer orientation, strong trait of teamwork, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and openness to receive and give constructive criticism.
  • Ability to address issues in a diplomatic manner to the stakeholders, to balance and align varying interests of stakeholders.
  • Good analytical skills; ability to see the bigger picture and derive mid to long-term recommendations.
  • Understanding of Airbus network.
  • Ability to defend Satair’s business and limit financial risk.
  • Diplomatic sense and open/‘out-of-silo’ mind-set, ability to build successful relations across functions and with all stakeholders
  • Ability to operate successfully in an international, multi-locality context and willingness to travel extensively.


Please send your CV to the contact below with the reference “Account Director (Satair)”

Our open positions in Kuwait:

There are currently no vacancies open in South Africa. Stay connected for more opportunities to arrise soon! 

FHS-TSP Operations Director

Job located in:

  • Kuwait


Contract type/duration
:

  • Full-time contract
  • Permanent
     

Basic purpose of the role:

  • TETRA Core Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the inventory, installation, configuration (software and hardware), pre-testing, witness testing, commissioning, integration and maintenance activities undertaken are accurate, planned and carried out in line with standard processes and customer SLA.
  • The role of Tetra core engineer evolves from the Design, Procurement, Implementation, commissioning to maintenance activities according to industry and customer standards.
  • TETRA Core Engineer is accountable for Tetra Infrastructure, Terminals, and associated TETRA peripherals, plus to E1/IP Switches, Routers, Voice Recorders, End-to-End Encryption System, and Management Systems.
  • TETRA Core Engineer supports the integration of third party equipment with the TETRA network (e.g. transmission equipment, recorders).


Main responsibilities
:

  • Perform site surveys, engineering analysis, and planning studies required to complete a successful Roll-Out
  • Prepare and determine material take-off /BOQ/BOM and equipment/material selection.
  • Review and interpret Technical and schematic diagrams, project specifications documents.
  • Perform the commissioning, configuration, integration pre-testing and testing of TETRA Networks.
  • Identify faults and carrying out corrective and planned maintenance.
  • Perform the preventive maintenance and health check of TETRA Network in line with the standard requirement and processes.
  • Response to emergency calls, trouble shoot the problem, recovers the services, and collects the logs.
  • Perform configuration / programming / pre-setting / testing / software upgrade.
  • Build and update inventory of TETRA Networks.
  • Report the task completion, work progress, problems, incidents, end user feedback.
  • Develop and maintain the Test-bed, train the technical team, prepare demonstration for customer.
  • Review the acceptance documents and validate the test cases.


Personal profile
:

  • A graduate of Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE).
  • Computer literate (Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Visio).
  • Possess a valid driving license or International Driving License.
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills.
  • Working Experience for 10 years as Technical Support in modern wireless communications (PMR, TETRA, GSM and/or LTE).
  • Knowledge in the implementation of trunk radio system (Infrastructure, Base Stations, Control Rooms, Microwave equipment, Multiplexers, and Digital cross-connects).
  • 5 Years Field Experience in Operation and Maintenance of Tetra Core Network.
  • Practicing in trouble shooting the problems, providing workaround solutions, collecting the logs, analysing and finding the root causes, and implementing the solution.
  • Well understanding TCP/IP protocols and Networks (LAN, WAN, VPN…).
  • Technical writing skills to create commissioning reports, incident reports, processes and procedures.
  • Experience in using Telecom Test Equipment and tools (i.e. TETRA Radio Analyser, RF Cable Measurement Tools, Spectrum Analyser…).
  • Knowledge of different SW Environments (i.e. VMWare. Linux, Jasper, Oracle…).
  • TCP/IP Certified (i.e. CCNA, CCNP (Switching and Routers…).
  • Experience on Airbus Portfolio Equipment (DX200, DXT3, TB3, RCS9500, OM100, NetBoss, NetAct…).


Please send your CV to the contact below with the reference “TETRA Kuwait”.

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