Procurement Engineer

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Job Description - Procurement Engineer

What you will be doing?

  • Assist in developing procurement plans and requisition schedules along with Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies (AFET)’s various projects, clients, divisions, and businesses.
  • Coordinate with concerned stakeholders for timely updates on requisitions status, in accordance with schedule requirements.
  • Provide complete service interface between customers / requesting divisions, the procurement department, and contractors / suppliers / service providers through processing of procurement services in line with budgets, time, and AFET’s quality standards.
  •  Adhere to the centralized procurement policies and procedures to procure goods and services effectively and efficiently. Purchases must always be made at the right price, within budget, from the right source, at the right quality and the right quantity delivered on time as was agreed contractually.
  • Prepare requests for Information/Proposal/Quotation/Tenders with pertinent specifications, clear term
  • Add value at each stage of the Procurement function by working cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service. Make the most of departmental interdependencies.  Process requisitions for engineered and non-engineered goods, in a timely manner and ensure that the best commercial option is selected for company’s benefit.  Conduct techno-commercial negotiations, including price, delivery, payment terms, warranties, etc.
  • Prepare Comparison / Purchase Authorization sheets.
  • Accomplish cost savings through effective negotiation. Assist with budgeting and meet or exceed all budgeted targets.
  • Ensure materials ordered conform to the specifications and to the required quality.  Conduct pre-qualification process to update vendors’ database and introduce reliable and capable suppliers, service providers, and subcontractors.
  • Mitigating disputes, if any, with the suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Undertake periodic vendor evaluation and spend analysis and maintain a solid vendors base. Manage Vendor relationships and building effective supply chain partnerships.  Ensure purchasing, expediting and material control functions are performed in accordance with the company’s highest standards.  Review expenditure against approved budgets and maintain strict control on budgets and procurement programs.
  • Conduct price analysis, commercial evaluation of proposals in coordination with the technical team.
  • Ensure that purchasing and vendor records are fully maintained and updated and assist the Procurement Manager and the Senior Procurement Engineer in the preparation of various reports, at regular intervals, on progress against the baseline procurement program and delivery schedules.
  • Participate in quality audits and expedite closeout of any findings.
  • Participate in price negotiation for Engineered equipment and significant bulk material orders with a view to achieving substantial savings for the company.
  •  Ensure that the stakeholders are kept up to date with the current status of the orders.


Required Skills to be successful

  • Strong and strategic negotiation skills.
  • Detailed oriented, with strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Must have strong and extensive contacts with various vendors, subcontractors, and labour supply companies.
  • Capable of effective tactics for negotiating costs and contracts.
  • Familiarity with purchasing fundamentals and a complete understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Solid knowledge of software licenses’ terms and regulations.
  •  Experienced in working directly with internal and external stakeholders and managing expectations against rapid growth deadlines.


What qualifies you for the role.

  • Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:
  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical) or equivalent.
  • Professional certification in procurement is preferred.
  • MS Office suites savvy with advanced Excel capabilities. Minimum Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years in a procurement role, specifically within MEP Projects and Facilities Management industries.
  • Extensive experience in developing business specific contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to analyse, draw conclusions, and execute appropriate actions in response to data. 
  • Solid knowledge of ERPs and E-procurement tools, such as ARIBA software.
  • User experience in SAP MM module is preferred.
  • Must have handled procurement of packaged equipment and engineered systems, bulk orders, rate contracts, lump sum subcontracts, and labour supply agreements.
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