• AUS Careers | Procurement Officer, UAE

    AUS Careers | Procurement Officer, UAE

    Location: Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

    Job Description

    The Procurement Officer will be responsible for sourcing of goods and services for AUS in line with established procurement policies and procedures while maintaining high standards of ethics, integrity and customer service.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Analyzing procurement requirements and selecting the most appropriate sourcing methods based on established AUS policies and procedures.

    • Validating the completeness of purchase requisitions, item description(s), technical specification(s), quantity required and delivery schedule to ensure purchase requisitions conform to current policies and procedures.

    • Planning, organizing and leading the bid solicitation process, including drafting and issuing RFQs, RFPs, developing bid evaluation criteria and guiding customers on processes involved.

    • Conducting market research to identify sources of goods and services for requisitions.

    • Evaluating and analyzing proposals, ensuring the integrity of the competitive bidding process, facilitating bidder debriefings, negotiating pricing and non-pricing elements and exercising appropriate judgment to obtain the best value for money for AUS while ensuring to protect confidential information.

    • Drafting purchase orders (POs), capturing salient technical requirements and critical commercial terms, and incorporating the standard terms and conditions of the Procurement and Contracts Department.

    • Analyzing, negotiating and preparing contractual agreements in coordination with Contracts and Compliance Officer and ensuring appropriate terms and conditions are included to protect the interest of AUS.

    • Updating and monitoring all AUS procurement reporting tools in a timely manner.

    • Identifying areas of spend and initiating category management process.

    • Conducting meetings with internal stakeholders and constantly updating them on the status of their purchase requisitions, and working towards enhancing customer service.

    • Following up and interacting with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of supplies/projects awarded.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

    • Minimum of two years of experience in sourcing of supplies and capital equipment.

    • Ability to work under pressure, demonstrate qualities of an excellent team player with multi-tasking skills.

    • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.

    • Strong analytical skills.

    • High proficiency in all MS office tools.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration.

    • CIPS, ISM Certifications or degree in materials management.

    • Experience in an international company and/or higher education.

    • Knowledge in CIPS procurement best practices.

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: American University of Sharjah - AUS

    Employment Type: Full-time Job

    Job Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Application Deadline: N/A