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Procurement Manager

  • Job reference: FG-005781
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Infrastructure
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
The Procurement Manager will head up the procurement element of the project and will be directly responsible for the day to day onsite procurement activities. He will liaise with the Client and their appointed consultants and representatives. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all members of the procurement team carry out their work as required by the Client. When required, the Procurement Manager may provide input for strategic procurement decisions, this however will be done in collaboration with the Procurement Lead and/or Regional Procurement Director.

This role will involve direct management of the procurement team acting as part of the Faithful & Gould procurement management structure. This role will be varied in its scope depending on the project requirements. However, the focus will be on the successful delivery of the day to day procurement activities. The Procurement Manager will also be providing input into the creation of standardised procurement processes and procedures for the project for approval by the Client. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all procurement activities comply with these approved processes and procedures.

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include, Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.


Pre-Tender Activities:

The Procurement Manager will provide insights and ideas into the creation of the procurement strategies based on the specific details and programme requirements of the Project. This process will be led by the Procurement Lead and/or Regional Procurement Director, however input will inevitably be required from the Procurement Manager.

Process & Procedures Drafting and Implementation:

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the drafting and implementation of the Project specific standard procurement templates and procedures. This will be done in conjunction with both the Client and their appointed consultants and representatives. Once approved by the Client, the procurement policies and procedures created will then be packaged and disseminated to the PMC teams. The Procurement Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that the Project procurement processes and procedures are being effectively implemented at the PMC level. The standard templates and procedures manual will be reviewed with the Procurement Lead and/or Regional Procurement Director as required.

PMO Procurement Packages:

It is anticipated that there will be a variety of early start activities that will be procured directly by the procurement team rather than the specific PMC’s. The breakdown of these has not yet been confirmed but is likely to include the site set-up activities and any early appointments required to meet initial project milestones. For those packages that are required to be procured by the F+G procurement team, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of the following procurement activities:

  • Procurement Management for the full procurement lifecycle
  • Expressions of Interest issuance & process management
  • Pre-Qualification of potential consultants & contractors and the issue of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) if required by the Client
  • Issuance of RFP or ITT to approved list of Tenderers
  • Create, agree and administer the Tender Evaluation Matrices
  • Technical evaluation reports for tenders returned (with Client and/or appointed representative assistance as required or instructed)
  • Commercial evaluation reports for tenders returned
  • Post Tender Negotiations
  • Final Tender recommendation based on the combined scores (Technical & Commercial)
    Contract Award based on Client approval to proceed
PMC Procurement Packages:

It is anticipated that a variety of procurement activities will take place at the PMC level. The role of the F+G procurement team for these activities is in providing the process workflows, procedures manual and standard templates for each of the PMC’s to utilise during the procurement lifecycle. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for reviewing that these processes are being adhered to and will where necessary provide input and recommendations for any amendments.

Post-Contract Activities:

The Post Contract Activities undertaken by the F+G procurement team focuses around collecting live data on stakeholder performance as well as the administration of the various procurement related trackers being issued at the PMC level. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the procurement team gains up to date market knowledge from live projects as well as identifying processes & procedures and/or templates that may need revision to improve efficiency. This is a continuous process which will be undertaken with oversight from the Procurement Lead and/or Regional Procurement Director.

Reporting and Performance Tracking:

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for reporting procurement progress in the form of trackers and reports that are provided by the Procurement Specialist. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for motivating and administering the F+G procurement team effectively and ensuring that deliverables are being met in-line with Client expectations. The Procurement Manager will also review the updates on future workload regarding procurement deliverables, especially those that are on the critical path. This is to ensure that the procurement activity pipeline is being monitored and that any potential issues are escalated and resolved

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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