Procurement Category Lead – IT

Full Time

Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim Holding is the leading shopping mall, retail, communities, entertainment developer and operator in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions


Develop and execute strategic plans and budgets for sourcing products and services across all MAF OpCos and operating countries within the relevant category.
Collaborate with Business and Head of Procurement to establish sourcing strategies aligned with legal requirements, internal policies, and business objectives.
Lead sourcing initiatives for new projects, ensuring adherence to timelines and milestones.
Identify opportunities for cost improvement through consolidation, standardization, and scoping.
Evaluate supplier proposals and assess total cost of ownership (TCO) to support decision-making.
Achieve or surpass annual sourcing goals and cost savings targets for MAF expenditures.
Conduct price negotiations and finalize commercial agreements in coordination with MAF Legal.
Monitor industry trends and market dynamics to leverage emerging opportunities for business advantage.
Analyze expenditure patterns, identify cost drivers, and recommend optimization strategies.
Facilitate effective communication with stakeholders across OpCos and develop digital platforms to enhance performance against KPIs and SLAs.
Provide regular reporting on sourcing strategies and outcomes.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Proven experience in strategic sourcing and procurement, preferably in a multinational environment.
Strong negotiation skills and ability to manage commercial agreements.
Analytical mindset with proficiency in data interpretation and market analysis.
Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities.
Familiarity with digital platforms for procurement optimization is desirable.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to drive strategic sourcing initiatives and contribute to cost optimization and business growth within MAF OpCos across multiple countries.

Demonstrated experience in large-scale Indirect Procurement within a diverse organization, particularly in managing multiple sourcing activities encompassing Technology and IT.
Proven track record of negotiating significant deals with major Tech giants such as ORACLE, SAP, etc.
Preferred experience in Procurement within “Shared Services” to oversee procurement RFX processes, ensuring seamless delivery of shared service operations to procurement category managers.
Comprehensive understanding and application of best-in-class procurement processes, systems, and practices.
Ability to evaluate legal and business risks associated with contractual commitments.
Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in a similar role, with a total of 15 to 17 years’ experience in Procurement.

What We Offer:
Flexibility to work remotely from any country in the world for up to 30 days a year.
Collaborative and welcoming work environment where positivity and excitement about the future are shared among colleagues.
Opportunity to work alongside over 50,000 diverse and talented colleagues, all guided by our Leadership Model.
Join Majid Al Futtaim and be part of our journey to create unforgettable moments, spread happiness, and lead in our industry.