Procurement Category Lead - IT

Date: 7 Feb 2024

Location: AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

BUSINESS INTRODUCTION
Majid Al Futtaim Holding is the leading shopping mall, retail, communities, entertainment developer and operator in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions. With over 48,000 people, revenues of over US$ 11 Billion, and operations in 18 countries. Some of the iconic brands we carry include Mall of the Emirates, Carrefour, All Saints, Lego, City Center, Abercrombie & Fitch, & Vox Cinemas. We believe in making Great Moments for Everyone, Every day.

JOB TITLE
Category Lead | MAF Global Solutions | Procurement

ROLE SUMMARY
Strategic sourcing of products and services for all MAF OpCos across all operating countries against a relevant category
 

ROLE PROFILE

  • Developing and delivering the strategic roadmap and annual budget for the relevant category in association with the Business and Head of Procurement
  • Creating and implementing sourcing strategies on a project level in compliance with the legal, internal policies, good practices and business goals
  • Managing and leading sourcing activities for new project development and achieving agreed milestones and key development timelines
  • Leveraging opportunities for consolidation, standardization and scoping to improve costs
  • Analyzing supplier offers and quantifying total costs of ownership (TCO), Meeting or exceeding annual sourcing goals and savings targets for the MAF spend
  • Managing price negotiation and finalization of commercial supply agreements / contracts in close alignment with MAF Legal
  • Analyzing industry and markets to identify and demonstrate emerging trends for business benefits, Mapping, analyzing and interpreting data on current spend patterns, identifying cost drivers and opportunities
  • Actively communicating with the stakeholders across OpCos and developing digital platforms to meet the KPI and SLA set & Regular reporting of sourcing/negotiation strategies and outcome

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in a large Indirect Procurement organization dealing with multiple sourcing activities covering Technology and IT
  • Experience in negotiating big deals with the big Tech giants including ORACLE, SAP, etc..
  • Experience in Procurement within "Shared Services" is a plus to provide oversight for all procurement RFX process for smooth delivery of shared service operations to procurement category managers
  • In-depth understanding and practiced best-in-class procurement processes, systems and practices
  • Must be capable of assessing legal and business risk when making decisions concerning contractual commitments.
  • Min 7 – 10 years of experience in a similar role and min of 15 – 17 years’ experience in Procurement


WHAT WE OFFER

  • At Majid Al Futtaim, we’re on a mission to create great moments, to spread happiness, to build, experiences that stay in our memories for a lifetime. We’re proud to say that over the past 27 years, we have built a reputation as a regional market leader in what we do. Join us!
  • Work from any country in the world for 30 days a year.
  • Work in a friendly environment, where everyone shares positive vibes and excited about our future.
  • Work with over 50,000 diverse and talented colleagues, all guided by our Leadership Model.