INSPIRE | EXHILARATE | DELIGHT
For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear.
Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer.
Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work®.
To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up "The Greenhouse", which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future-proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.
What you'll be doing
The Strategic Procurement Buyer is responsible for creating and driving strategic sourcing for a group of spend categories within the Chalhoub Group and its Joint Venture affiliates. A Strategic business partner, interfacing at the Executive Committee level of the company, with the ability to understand stakeholder needs and drive results. Collaboration with multiple Business Units to secure optimal purchasing opportunities is critical to the success of this role. Provide expertise to business leaders in planning and implementing Procurement strategies, to achieve business goals and objectives. This position is also responsible for putting together a centralized procurement team, with emphasis on category management capabilities. There is a need to identify and implement a Procurement Control Tower system at group level, creating end-to-end" visibility on purchase activity and data, ensuring robust levels of control are in place, whilst minimizing risks to eﬀectively manage spend. Continuous improvement of procurement processes throughout the Chalhoub Group are to be practiced.
Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and demand management strategies for assigned categories of spend, manage the development of RFP materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection as well as perform player/coach for staﬀ to produce the same results for their respective areas. Leverage key metrics to identify problem areas and adopt current and emerging business models with an entrepreneurial mindset and creative approach to drive best practice.
Lead and coach a team responsible to strategically partner with business unit leaders and contribute to brand strategy by providing procurement expertise and strategic partnering for purchasing opportunities. Counsel business unit leaders regarding purchasing processes, technology capabilities and policies to assist in the procurement lifecycle.
Build and manage relationships with priority business executives, serves as a key member of the business unit leadership team to support implementation of business strategies through advanced procurement initiatives and team alignment. Facilitate the entire sourcing process and closely collaborate with the stakeholders to select and award business to suppliers. Demonstrates a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, presents an executive-level presence, and balances multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously.
Create, drive and mentor staﬀ in long-term strategic planning eﬀorts for assigned sourcing categories including advanced multi-year category strategies designed to anticipate enterprise-wide requirements while optimizing forecasted shifts in both supply markets, industry trends and supplier economic cycles.
Lead the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish lowest total system cost and savings objectives as well as perform player/coach for staﬀ to produce the same results for their respective areas
What you'll need to succeed
A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or any equivalent principle
3+ Years' experience in handling Technology Category Procurement in a matrix organization
3+ Years' experience in Sourcing, Tendering, Procurement and Implementation of solutions in the technology category
Exceptional negotiation skills
What we can offer you
With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.
We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.
We Invite All Applicants to Apply
It Takes Diversity Of Thought, Culture, Background, Differing Abilities and Perspectives to truly Inspire, Exhilarate and Delight our customers. At Chalhoub Group, we are committed to inclusion and diversity.
We welcome all applicants to apply and be part of our exciting future. We ensure equal opportunity for all our applicants without regard to gender, age, race, religion, national origin or disability status.
Department PROCUREMENT Role Strategic Category Manager