Senior Director Procurement (civil & construction) Tax Free

Additional Information

Job Title : Executive Director Contracting

Location : London

Direct Reporting Relationship:

Chief Operating Officer


Directors of Contracting

Manager of Strategic Sourcing

Managers of Projects Procurement


Procurement / COO Office

Role Purpose:

  • Develop Project Contracting Strategic capabilities including upstream Contracting best practices in terms of capacity, quality, on time delivery and right diversification mix (local content).
  •  Lead the development and operationalize Strategic Sourcing for Contracting
  •  Establish a supplier relationship management approach that is long term beneficial to deliver the project

Key Activities:

  • Establish, lead and define the right vision for a highly performing Contracting Organization up to the size of 50 FTE and annual spend in excess of SAR 10 Billion.
  • Strategize Contracting from a Sourcing perspective (upstream Contracting)
  • Operationalize Contracting Best practices E2E to enable a smooth process.
  • Lead complex RFPs, develop new process standards and ensure competitive and diverse bid slate development.
  • Operationalize supplier evaluations and actively bring new Market entrants into the Kingdom.
  • Lead RFP process with third parties, detailing procedures, time for submission and bids evaluation criteria
  • Renew and establish a pre-qualification process resulting in a dynamic supplier database
  • Collaborate with Legal department in the draft of RFPs and awarding contracts and standardize contract management as per Industry best practice
  •  Develop and implement a Source to Pay solution that brings management of Work and Service Orders at ease. This includes re-engineering the right ERP approach and possible interfaces with PMIS Software
  • Align Sourcing Plans and priorities with Projects Leadership and relevant asset owners
  • Oversee implementation of procurement of goods and services ensuring that resultant Purchase Orders (PO), Service Provision Agreements (SPA) and Long Term Agreements (LTA) are drafted and executed in a timely manner
  • Build relationships and Partnerships (locally and internationally) to benefit NEOMs Project delivery
  •  Build the right Procurement capability in the Organization and attract / retain local talent
  • Build a highly agile Organization with impeccable compliance and stewardship in place

Reporting Structure:

Direct reports

  •  Contracting Director The Line & Infrastructure
  •  Contracting Director Regional Developments
  •  Manager Strategic Sourcing & Contractors Capability
  •  Managers for specific NEOM Regions / Assets


Main Interfaces

  •  Management Committee (NEOM Tender Committee)
  •  Strategic Purchases department
  •  Projects Leadership
  •  Legal & Finance Leadership
  •  Compliance Office

Qualifications / Requirements:

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Strong senior leadership and overall business acumen
  •  High degree of flexibility and organization skills to accommodate a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and service oriented environment
  •  20+ Years experience in CONTRACTING in a large Construction Company or EPC and/or other mega projects ideally operating worldwide
  •  Pre experience as Chief Procurement Officer in a larger Construction / Engineering Company
  •  Extensive experience in infrastructure procurement
  •  Commercial and Engineering background preferred
  •  Extensive Pre-experience in the Middle East / GCC Region required


Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Business / Finance or similar


*NB: All applicants CVS will be reviewed and should your skillset match our client’s requirements, we will contact you via email / mobile. We are also happy to consider you for other open opportunities within Firstaff. If however, you object to us holding your data on file, please acknowledge via email by return.*


Paul Dooley

Managing Director

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