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Director Procurement & Supply Chain


For our client, a fast growing local leader in the automotive and defence industry, we are searching a Director Procurement & Supply Chain (m/x/f) based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. If you are an experienced procurement management with deep knowledge in the aerospace and defence industry looking for a position with strategic impact this might be the position for you.


• Managing and improving the performance of all supply chain and procurement processes regarding effectiveness and efficiency • Securing a high performing purchasing operation for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment as well as services based on applicable statutes, established purchasing policy and procedures • Driving substantial cost savings, process improvement and compliance (governance) related to procurement and supply chain management activities; utilizing best practices in Strategic Sourcing to optimize the total cost of ownership • Developing and managing supplier relationships to align strategic sourcing objectives while minimizing financial and business continuity risks; developing a vendor assessment and scorecard system, establishing QBRs with key vendors, and negotiating best volume pricing • Developing and implementing formal strategic sourcing plans for designated spend categories to support business goals and objectives • Disciplinary leadership and development of the procurement organization • Participation as an active member of the strategic management team on Group Level and providing the Management Team with analysis on the impact of price/volume and availability on purchasing/business decisions • Consulting on Group Level, R&D, Manufacturing and Process Technology to provide metrics information and insights regarding the competition, potential entrants, pricing initiatives and quality, service, price and distribution issues


• Relevant manufacturing/engineering or business/commercial degree is mandatory. • Relevant and strong work experience in purchasing/procurement roles in the aerospace or defense industry • Strong understanding how to improve business processes with the use of modern ERP systems • SAP S4/Hana knowledge as a preference including all relevant tools in the area of supply chain and procurement • Strong technical understanding of aerospace/ defence industry specifics (small volumes and high technical complexity) • Department and talent management experience • Decision making skills and getting things done attitude • Team-orientation, strong people and communication skills • Strong analytical thinking • Fluent in English


• Annual airfare = Annual tickets added to the monthly salary (International Airport point of origin) • Family Visa = 3-year sponsorship for Self-employed and eligible dependents • Early Childhood Education Allowance for Eligible Dependents • Medical Insurance: Comprehensive Medical Coverage (United Arab Emirates & Domestic Country), sponsored family up to 3 children • Life Insurance: Worldwide Natural/Accidental Death & Disability Coverage

Are you interested in this position? Please contact us for an initial interview do discuss further details. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions. We are looking forward to hearing from you! ----------------------------------------------------------------- T60 Leadership Recruiting