Job Description / Role
Employment: Full Time
Charterhouse is currently conducting a search for an internationally renowned multinational corporation that provides a wide range of consumer solutions to its clientele in Europe and the Middle East. Due to their continuous expansion in the region, our client is seeking an experienced Head of Contract and Procurement to lead and oversee the MENA region from their Dubai-based office.
As the Head of Contract and Procurement, you will be responsible for directing the contracting and procurement functions of the organization, ensuring that all contract and procurement activities adhere to the company’s established policies and procedures.
In this managerial role, you will supervise the preparation and negotiation of all contracts, develop contract management strategies and processes, and closely monitor the entire contract lifecycle. The position will require you to assess and manage risks associated with various contracts related to the hospitality, catering, travel, and tourism sectors, and collaborate closely with the legal department based in Europe for necessary approvals and inquiries.
Furthermore, you will offer guidance and training to employees on contract management and related matters, as well as identify suppliers and conduct market research to discover new and emerging products, services, and technologies that can bring added value to the company.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, your responsibilities will encompass managing calls for tenders/requests for proposals, drafting RFPs, publishing, vendor selection, negotiating terms, and securing contract signatures.
To be considered for this role, candidates must be experienced professionals in Contracts and Procurement, with a proven track record (minimum of 15 years) as a Contracts or Procurement Manager in an international corporate environment.
The ideal candidate will have experience working both independently and as part of a small team to oversee contracts and procurement on a global scale. You should hold a relevant degree from an international university and be a member of relevant professional organizations.
About the Company
The Charterhouse brand and business were introduced in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants. The concept originated in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East has since established itself as the leading regional recruitment agency in its field of expertise and functional markets.
Charterhouse offers professional and tailored contingency and retained search services across all sectors of the market. Our commitment to service quality is unwavering, thanks to our emphasis on flexibility. Charterhouse was the pioneering international search and selection firm to make Dubai its base. The growth experienced in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now located in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, and Sydney.