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Manager- Procurement Training & Transformation

KPMG Fakhro

Posted on April 22, 2019

3 - 4 years Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Business Administration(Management). Any Nationality

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Manages one or more client engagements or components of large scale procurement engagements of moderate complexity. Provides technical knowledge, coaching and training to junior team members. Ensures effective procurement engagement management by achieving the required realization, revenue and profitability targets. May participate in day to day management of team on engagements including coaching, providing constructive feedback and performance development. This role also has an increased focus on business development and building networks.
Key Responsibilities
Client Management
Manages one or more client procurement engagements of moderate complexity independently consulting with Partners/Directors as appropriate.
Manages commercial aspects of any procurement engagement to achieve desired levels of Quality and profitability; including expected utilization and productivity targets.
Develops and maintains external networks, including peers in other organizations, KPMG alumni, global contacts, social contacts and existing clients.
Uses knowledge of KPMG s broad service offerings to actively generate new business opportunities.
Contributes towards the development of case studies, proposals, deliverables or other valuable procurement engagement knowledge. Ensures such knowledge is recorded appropriately to enable access and use by others within the firm.
Starts to specialize and contribute to a technical/practice area. Develops greater industry know ledge and continues to demonstrate credible know ledge of economic, political and market trends.
Maintains an awareness of market trends, competitor activity and products/services.
Quality Management
Executes procurement projects to a level that meet member firm s Quality standards within commercial context.
Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
Anticipates current and future needs of the firm based on extensive research and deep understanding of client business/industry.
Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.
Works on CPD to maintain professional status/accreditation.
People Management Responsibilities
Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
Meets KPMG deadlines throughout the Performance Development cycle for self and team [if Performance Manager] including; seeking quality feedback, goal-setting, providing input into engagement/project reviews, cascading own goals and regular conversations with apraisees and team members, to a standard expected under Open Performance Development.
Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by and escalates as appropriate.
Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
Builds constructive working relationships across different teams and countries. Shares internal networks with others to support an understanding the breadth of capabilities at KPMG.
Shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of know ledge resources.
Embraces Global People Survey (GPS) and/or wider people focused actions and initiatives which drive cultural improvement across their local team(s).
Manages on boarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Business, Management or in a technical discipline or any combination of formal training and experience in the field of Contracts and Procurement.
Professional Certifications Preferred
MCIPS or any procurement and Supply Chain related certification.
Years of Experience
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with at least 3 - 4 years in a similar role.
Nature of
Only for Procurement Training:
Experience in assessing adherence to compliance requirements and drive appropriate actions to drive adherence and training.
Experience providing staff training in compliance.
Big 4 experience or any related industry.
Only Procurement Transformation:
Consulting experience in Procurement and Supply Chain.
Preferably big4 experience.
Job Specific
Only for Procurement Training Vacancy:
Procurement/spend efficiency experience.
Procurement category specific experience in one of the following operating expenditure categories:
o Facilities management (especially with any sector specific background in either hospital, education, municipalities etc.).
o Roads maintenance.
o Airports/metro/similar infrastructure.
o Technology.
o Financial Services.
o Any other applicable sector.
Develops and delivers training programs to Procurement professionals on regulatory changes and procurement processes.
Provides training to other functional groups to ensure appropriate awareness of procurement policies and procedures, as it relates to their functions.
Only for Procurement Transformation Vacancy:
Procurement/spend efficiency experience.
Procurement category specific experience in one of the following operating expenditure categories:
o Facilities management (especially with any sector specific background in either hospital, education, municipalities etc.).
o Roads maintenance.
o Airports/metro/similar infrastructure.
o Technology.
o Financial Services.
o Any other applicable sector.
Some experience of performance based/service based contract letting and contract performance management.
Demonstrated ability to manage successful achievement of objectives with high attention to quality.
Project management experience.
Capable of isolating development needs and delivering the appropriate motivation to keep consulting teams on task.
Ability to work independently and function as a subject matter expert to Senior Executives.
Business Language Skills
Fluent written and spoken English essential

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KPMG Fakhro

KPMG in Bahrain was founded in the year 1968 and had a humble beginning as a small local accounting firm. Over the years, the company has become one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The company specializes in offering audit, tax & corporat e services, advisory, and enterprise services to clients in the financial services, Islamic finance, government & public sector, technology, media, telecommunication, and energy & natural resources sectors.

At the heart of everything it does lies the company’s aim to maintain its reputation of being the most prestigious and preferred name in the industry. Towards this end, it is committed to understanding the unique needs of its clients and offering tailored solutions that contribute to their business success.

In Bahrain, KPMG has an employee base of over 380 hard working professionals from 17 different nationalities. The company is also committed to drawing on local talent which is evident from the fact that a large percentage of its employees across all management levels are Bahrainis. The company takes pride in helping its people grow by helping them pursue higher education, offering required technical training, and giving professional opportunities to work abroad. The company is constantly looking for bright individuals passionate about the industry to join its team.

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