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Procurement Manager

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Director Procurement Projects Contracting

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Role Purpose

Candidate will be responsible for leading the sourcing effort, identifying potential suppliers and conducting negotiations on high-value or strategic categories / NEOM Regions / Assets. This managerial leadership role covers the scope of Contracting (Construction related Services) including Pre qualification, scope clarification, RFP preparation and execution as well as award. The candidate is expected to manage a certain scope while managing more junior people as direct reports. Close collaboration with NEOM Projects, Legal and Finance are required. The role as such is structurally embedded into the overall Procurement Organization. Key success factors include speed to market, compliance, optimized cost and impeccable compliance. The manager is expected to contribute as part of the broader Procurement leadership team and to support improvement of processes and procedures.

Key Accountabilities & Activities

  • Creation and ongoing value creation with a world class supply base
  • Development of procurement strategies
  • Creation and management of short, mid, and long term goals and objectives
  • Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes (e.g., leadership of high-value/strategic sourcing efforts)
  • Management of business process and optimization
  • Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities
  • Optimization and management of procurement systems / Solutions.
  • Actively lead bid slate development and run RFPs independently
  • Manage contract negotiations and manage pre and post awards activities
  • Leading a small Contracting Team and build mastery and capability of local talent
  • Managing the skills and competency development of procurement staff, including training development and knowledge management capabilities
  • Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives
  • Budget management for categories under management and for procurement itself
  • Development of benchmarks to be used for continuous improvement

Background, Skills & Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Strong leadership skills, Team player in a Projects environment / Construction Services setup. Solid operational management and general business and technical skills and savvy. Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, risk management, etc. Industry knowledge in terms of broad industry dynamics on the buy-side (and the sell-side), but also the internal knowledge and language of the business. Excellent communication skills and even better listening skills that allows the EPD to get the voice of the internal customer and to understand the company culture and how to best communicate procurements value to it. Ability to sell procurements value and to run procurement as a services business like any other well-run professional services business. In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices, but doesnt have to come from within the procurement ranks. Strong negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals. Experience with modern sourcing and procurement systems. Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk. Strategic mindset and problem-solving skills. Change management skills and self-awareness to take varying approaches with a dynamic set of stakeholders (e.g., expert model vs. facilitative model). Knowledge of enterprise risk management and business continuity planning. Analytical mindset, but also creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches.


  • At least 10 years of Contracting / Construction Services experiences in relevant Industries (or 15 years depending on the job requirements and the skills/education of the candidate), operational management experience, or experience in the primary service delivery of the organization is typical. Candidates typically come up from the ranks or from procurement organizations of another firm (usually within a similar industry but not always), but for those who come from:
  • Other parts of the business (finance, supply chain, engineering, etc.)
  • Procurement consulting (i.e., partner level for many years)
  • The sell-side of a large supplier segment (i.e., someone who was on the other side of the negotiating table)


At least a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area, with a Master's degree preferred.




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