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Procurement Manager

Dubai, UAE


Directing buyers / procurement coordinators throughout the process of evaluating suppliers, conducting interviews with vendors, negotiating supplier agreements and managing supplier and vendor contracts.

Functional Area:

Central Procurement 

Reporting To:

Corporate Planning Department Manager

Basic Function & Scope of Job:

  • Supporting and directing procurement team
  • Ensuring the implementation of below pillars of central procurement department:
  • Value for money
  • Open and effective price competition
  • Ethics and Fair dealing
  • Accountability and Reporting
  • Equity
  • Cost Benefit & Vendor analysis reporting
  • Managing Sub-contractor agreements, scope, cost and risk management
  • Managing Outsourcing and vendor risks
  • Effective negotiation skills – Technically and commercially
  • Setting up and managing RFP & RFQ processes 
  • Support other departments management in decision making for major procurements related to special projects
  • Developing the Procurement process and strategy
  • Collecting and approving purchases as per the annual operating plan
  • Aligning with Corporate Planning on the annual purchases to be aligned with total company Budget
  • Obtaining best deals for the company and help reduce costs to improve profitability
  • Implementing regular evaluation of Major suppliers
  • Creating scorecards evaluation for the suppliers
  • Transforming the Procurement Department towards becoming strategic function in the organization
  • Supporting affiliates and rolling out procurements process and strategies
  • Regular update of PO terms and conditions

Principal Contacts:

  • Internal: All functions / Management
  • External: Suppliers / Service Providers

Supervising Responsibilities:

Procurement team


Technical/Functional (Knowledge / Skills):

  • Excellent reporting skills and story telling, ability to support management on decision making
  • Excellent negotiations and analytical skills and aptitude to draw out plans and assess accurately
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent MS office skills + knowledge of SAP or Business Objects preferred


  • Stong relationship building skills
  • Attention to detail / analytical
  • Superior drive + follow up
  • Strong ethics values


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Business. MBA is a plus. 

Years & areas of Experience:

Suitable for high potential employees with 5 to 10 years of procurement Management experience.

Potential Next Role:

  • Horizontal Move: positions in other functions of similar job grade
  • Lateral Move: Head of DAME G procurement

We Offer

Daikin Middle East and Africa offers a varied and international feature, where you can work independently and where you can take initiative. You will work in a solid and growing company which is a world leader, encouraging its employees to flourish. You will be part of a professional and dynamic team, where team spirit is put forward. You will benefit from extensive internal and external coaching.

Daikin Middle East and Africa offers a package of competitive salary related to experience/talents.

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