PwC Middle East

Procurement Analyst - Innovation & Change - Senior Associate

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18 Jan 2022
18 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

Job Description & Summary

Procurement sits within the centralised Finance Function and is managed by the Director of Procurement, the team is responsible for the development of procurement processes, procedures, strategy development, implementation/administration of procurement activities, optimisation of procurement spend via category management, as well as supporting the operational aspects of the agreement with the operations team and spend.

The Procurement Senior Officer reports to the Procurement Category Lead and is responsible for supporting the optimisation of the category spend within the operating procurement business stream. The team is the primary point of contact for cost review, optimisation analysis, tendering, contract review and negotiation with key vendors across all spend categories.

Primary duties and responsibilities:


  • Follow procurement strategy set by team leadership, focusing on high opportunity areas of spend, and identifying challenging procurement spend savings across the business 
  • Assist the Procurement Category Lead with the management of category spend, defining category strategies, working to optimise the contract terms, costing, and quality of services delivered. Reviewing vendor performance and benchmarking across the region. 
  • Supports the RFI / RFP processes within the  spend categories, including the creation of scopes of work, technical and commercial evaluation, recommendation, and facilitation of sign off with key stakeholders
  • Reviews contract terms and recommends amendments that support the position of / benefits PwC, particularly strategies for financial negotiations for all significant areas of spend, with aim of achieving year on year reductions in like for like spend 
  • Personally embody company culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, drive ethos of regionalization/centralisation of procurement spend and contracts e.g. Regional Frame agreements 
  • Log savings achieved across the procurement categories 
  • Ensure accurate capture of procurement data to feed into Finance Systems e.g. LPOs etc, ensuring meaningful and accurate data is collected, reconciled, and managed appropriately


  • Build internal customer relationships for own category of spend, with key function leads and build collaborative relationships with the common goal of optimizing functional procurement budgets 
  • Support development of external supplier relationships with key partners in the markets for own category of spend 
  • Responsible for day to day support of functional procurement activities, including tendering, contract award, negotiations, etc
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries once contracts awarded
  • Provides ongoing contract management support to those teams who may need additional support
  • Ensure internal customer satisfaction with Procurement services

Internal Process

  • Support internal procurement projects and initiatives with any available capacity
  • Work with business partners to ensure understanding of customer needs and implementation options in order to provide guidance in the delivery of efficient procurement processes and tools in the region.
  • Escalate any issues to Team Lead for resolution
  • Support design and implementation of any new opportunities/improvements within the category management team
  • Support risk management and mitigation approach identification, as well as execution for supply contracts and agreements
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve the effectiveness
  • Manage and execute reporting and analysis as required
  • Supports risk management and mitigation approach identification, as well as execution of agreements
  • Manages the risk, quality, and independence process and promotes fair trade within the firm 

Learning & Growth

  • Capture templates and standards into a repository to build the team's own knowledge management database
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the continuing professional development of self 
  • Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships as needed

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field required 


  • Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage 

Overall Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in a procurement function

Mandatory experience/skills

  • Experience in procurement in a large organisation
  • Experience within the Middle East is an advantage

Desired experience/skills 

  • Experience in procurement in a large organisation
  • Experience within the Middle East is an advantage

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Corporate Procurement principles
  • Knowledge of implementing cost improvements
  • Strong liaison skills, with the ability to maintain geographical relationships
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Ability to work within a team and develop excellent relationships with co-workers
  • Knowledge of the tender evaluation process
  • Ability to adhere to and implement  corporate procurement policies 
  • Negotiation skills and assertiveness in dealing with external vendors
  • Strong ability to collaborate across functions 
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Organisation, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills, and proactivity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Travel Requirements


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Government Clearance Required?


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