Job Summary: The Manager Contracts will be managing and overseeing the procurement and contracting process for one Sub-Category by ensuring Etihad’s guidelines, policies and procurement strategy are executed across the organization to ensure Etihad’s requirement are met in the most efficient and effective manner. This role will unlock opportunities for you, enabling you to further develop your expertise within a progressive culture where a huge emphasis is placed on investing in the best talent.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategy: Implement the Function/Department strategy to ensure alignment with Company strategy
Policies and procedures: Implement relevant policies, processes and procedures and monitor adherence so that work is carried out in a controlled manner
Day-to-Day Operations: Manage the day-to-day operations by providing guidance, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards
People Development: Manage the effective achievement of objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff in order to maximize performance
Safety, Quality & Environment: Comply with all relevant safety, security, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment
Manage the IMPLEMENTATION of the sourcing and procurement strategies to ensure Etihad's overall objective and goals are met
Review, analyse and develop reports and provide advice to departments on relevant contracts to optimise the quality of bought-in goods and services to ensure Etihad's best interest are served.
Help drive continuous improvement of purchasing and contract management processes, procedures and systems by recommending and implementing new solutions and/or systems to maximize economic benefits and increase operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Engage with Etihad partners to obtain synergies by conducting joint negotiations and procurement activities to reduce cost and enhance the implementation of Etihad Procurement Strategy.
Participate in the commercial management of all supply chain and supplier performance activity within their contract portfolio, to implement sustainable solutions to generate cost savings and efficiency improvements.
Provide regular, organized and documented supplier management activities and reporting aimed at driving maximum value from key supply partners, to ensure the proper communication of trends to Etihad stakeholders and recommendations are made timely and accurately.
Manage the operational delivery and monitoring of contracts and supplier performance to ensure all contractual obligations are fulfilled.
Oversee the preparation and revision of purchasing and sourcing contracts to ensure effective governance of contracting activities.
Develop, manage and stipulate a portfolio of contracts and tenders that reflect Etihad's needs to ensure that legislation, H&S, fraud prevention, sustainability and workforce issues are properly managed.
Manage the overall direction of the Sourcing and Procurement Team by overseeing the implementation of the established processes, policies and procedures to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations
Implement policies and procedures to gather Etihad?s needs to ensure efficient collection and consistent execution of related procurement activities
Guide, coach and provide formal / informal feedback to the team to ensure skills development and performance improvement
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Diploma (2 years or more).
Five years of work experience within relevant field.
RFP Execution skills - Excellent
Supplier Selection Through Auction skills - Excellent
Contract Execution and Compliance skills - Excellent
Etihad Airways is an award winning, global aviation group and the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our goal is to be a truly 21st century global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality. Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2015 carried 17.4 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 116 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of around 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with approximately 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.