Procurement Manager

Etihad Airways
Date posted
2 Feb 2017
Direct employment
United Arab Emirates
Aviation job details:


Manage and oversee 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.


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


Oversee 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 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


Minimum Diploma (2 years or more).
Minimum of 7 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 began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 111 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 117 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and six Airbus A380s.


Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.  For more information, please visit: