About the job
Our client is a well-established engineering organization specializing in industrial products and services for the oil and gas; industrial, energy, chemicals and process industries.
We are recruiting a UAE experienced mechanical procurement engineer to join their Jebel Ali head office.
The role is responsible for the procurement of engineering materials and services RFQ-to-order cycle management source and evaluate suppliers, vendor negotiation to deliver value and reduce costs.
Source and evaluate vendors and contractors based on quality, price and speed of delivery.
Initial preparation and issuance of Request for Quotations (RFQs) for a wide array of products, materials and services.
Commercial review of vendors pre-qualification & approval process.
Review quotations, negotiate prices and provide a cost-benefit analysis to drive cost savings.
Procure equipment, materials and services compliant with project specifications and requirements within approved budgeted costs and time scales.
Proactively follow up with placed orders, shipment schedules and deliveries, customs clearance, verify delivery and approve payments.
Maintain an accurate database of suppliers; conduct regular performance reviews and audits of suppliers to assess supplier performance, including timely delivery and quality and resolving non-conformances to drive continuous improvements.
Assist with production planning, inventory control and inventory management of raw materials.
Review and assist with purchase order or invoice discrepancies to resolve pricing, quantity and unit of measure issues to ensure payment within terms for all vendors.
Mandatory Skills & Experience
4 5 years UAE experience in mechanical engineering procurement and vendor sourcing with proficiency in sourcing vendors and negotiating contract terms and conditions.
UAE procurement experience of plant equipment, including structural steel, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, rotating equipment, filtration systems, power generation and transmission systems is mandatory.
Strong commercial and financial acumen to leverage spend and drive supplier performance and competitiveness.
Ability to understand technical and commercial requirements.
Bachelors degree is mandatory.
CIPS certification is an advantage.
Currently living in the United Arab Emirates must be able to live and work in Dubai.
Fluent in English must be able to read, write and speak English.
Smart appearance with excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Ability to build relationships with vendors and articulate requirements.