Job Summary: The Procurement Officer will join a diverse and high caliber team that manages and controls Etihad’s spend on the categories of Ground Services (including ground handling, cargo handling, airport office and lounges) and Aeronautical Charges. This includes managing complex tender processes with suppliers for our global network to ensure we appoint competitively priced suppliers; and engaging with senior stakeholders (internally and externally) to persuasively engage airports and government authorities to control our airport spend.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Policies and Procedures: Follow all relevant policies, processes and procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner
Day-to-Day Operations: Implement the day-to-day standard operations assigned to ensure compliance with the established standards and procedures. Refer to supervisor for complex tasks which may require exceptions to procedures
Safety, Quality & Environment: Comply with all relevant safety, security, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment
Perform, coordinate and execute purchasing and sourcing activities of medium complexity according to established purchasing policies and procedures to ensure purchasing activities are executed in Etihad best interest.
Organise and develop RFP and RFI documents according to established policies and procedure
Provide clear, accurate and robust Excel-based analysis for the team on, for example bids received in tender processes; impact of changing costs on the business etc.
Communicate clearly and effectively with a range of internal stakeholders to obtain information to support negotiations and analysis
Draft persuasive and clear presentations for senior internal stakeholders
Provide strategic and innovative input to drive cost reduction and efficiencies in all controlled cost base by identifying, understanding and using leverage available
Manage and track all activities in SAP (Ariba) to provide governance and transparency to the business on Procurement activities
Make recommendations to senior management based on comprehensive and robust analysis and consideration of strategy and risks
Understand and develop awareness of the business and the aviation market to influence and understand the impact on Procurement activities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Diploma (2 years or more).
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.