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Director, Procurement 
(11635)

 

At Atlantis, we exist to bring the extraordinary to every holiday and experience through connection, empowerment, precision, care and warmth. Inspired by the majesty and mystery of the ocean, Atlantis resorts are unique destinations full of life, wonder and surprise, where we seek to exceed our guests’ expectations at every possible turn. 


Atlantis Dubai is an iconic entertainment destination comprised of two world-class resorts; Atlantis, The Palm and Atlantis, The Royal; offering an unbeatable opportunity for you to grow and develop in your career. With a sense of exhilaration and discovery, we create unforgettable memories by providing guests the opportunity to discover an extraordinary world filled with thrilling adventures. Whether we are designing a couple’s retreat or serving the extraordinary in one of our award-winning celebrity chef restaurants, we approach everything with imagination to spark a sense of courage, inspiration and innovation. This is not simply our job, it’s our passion.

 

 

Job Summary

The Director Procurement shall be instrumental in shaping and delivering strategy and driving Procurement excellence at Atlantis Dubai. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Procurement, this role is responsible for overseeing the Procurement function responsible for all elements of operational spend covering Atlantis the Palm, Atlantis the Royal, Aquaventure and AMSA (Staff Accommodation) Managing a team of Procurement professionals within a category structure, along with supporting Procurement functions with systems, contracting, analytics and SRM.

 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

•    Develop and execute category strategies aligned with business objectives, including but not limited to food and beverage, operating supplies and equipment, professional services, IT, marketing and operational services.

•    Build and maintain supplier relationships strategies, ensuring best in class commercials and terms, and monitor supplier performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

•    Lead the sourcing process for major contracts and purchases, supported by the Procurement Category Managers, leveraging market intelligence to identify cost-saving opportunities and mitigate supply chain risks.

•    Oversee the contract lifecycle management process, including contract drafting, review, renewal and approval, while ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

•    Continuously review and optimize procurement processes and procedures to drive efficiency, streamline workflows, and enhance internal controls.

•    Promote supplier diversity initiatives and foster partnerships with diverse suppliers to support corporate social responsibility goals and enhance supplier innovation and competitiveness.

•    Identify opportunities to streamline and integrate procurement processes with broader supply chain functions, driving efficiency and enhancing visibility across supply chains.

•    Develop and execute cost reduction initiatives through strategic sourcing, supplier negotiations, process optimization, and demand management strategies.

•    Implement robust reporting mechanisms, via Coupa and other digital tools, to track key performance indicators, monitor procurement metrics, and provide insights to senior management for informed decision-making.

•    Identify opportunities to leverage technology and digitization to streamline procurement processes, enhance transparency, and drive automation.

•    Work collaboratively with Kerzner and ICD group companies to leverage Procurement opportunities and optimized commercial arrangements

•    Collaborate with IT and cross-functional teams to evaluate, select, and implement procurement system enhancements that support operational efficiency, data integrity, and user experience – including continuous development of the Procurement system, Coupa.

•    Provide leadership and guidance to the procurement team, fostering a culture of empowerment, accountability, collaboration, and continuous learning and development.

•    Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization, including senior leadership, department heads, and end-users, to understand their needs, priorities, and expectations.

•    Ensure full compliance with Kerzner and ICD Procurement policy and governance, supporting internal and external audit requirements
 

Experience & Educational Requirements
•    Min. Bachelors Degree educated in Business and Finance or related subject.
•    Minimum 12 years of progressive experience in procurement, with at least 5 years in a leadership role within the hospitality industry.
•    Strong understanding of category management principles
•    Proficiency in strategic sourcing methodologies, and contract negotiation techniques.
•    Experience of managing large teams
•    Proven change execution
•    Proficiency in developing and implementing standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with internal and Group policies and external regulations.
•    Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
•    Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
•    Proven Procurement transformation track record
•    Charter Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) designation preferred.

 

 

 

Join a team that is adventurous, creative, warm-hearted and extroverted. We believe in making our guests happy beyond anything they have ever imagined. We wow them at every turn and create memories that will last a lifetime. You will be at the heart of this vision, to constantly innovate to deliver Amazing Experiences and Everlasting Memories.