Procurement Manager - KSA

Riyadh | Other

Procurement Manager - KSA
Make a difference every day 

We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  
Your Opportunity  

The role provides experience and expertise to the management and delivery of Procurement for the KSA business units in the Middle East Division. The role has accountability for the Procurement function and delivery of performance targets agreed with the management team including in-year and annualised savings target as agreed through the planning process and aligned with the targets for Serco's third-party Procurement Delivery Partner.


The ideal candidate should possesses excellent communication skills with the ability to influence at multiple levels especially Senior and to Board level; strong planning, organising, analytical and fact-based decision-making skills, and demonstrates personal and professional credibility and resilience.


This role is part of the Procurement team and will be based in our corporate office in Riyadh.


Key Accountabilities 

  • Regional, primary point of contact for all Procurement requirements, interface point between the business and the Procurement function 
  • Accountable for management and delivery of Procurement in the KSA ensuring that the delivery of business outcomes and performance meets the requirement both KSA and regional Procurement strategy and targets including in-year and annualised savings target as agreed through the planning process and aligned with the targets for Serco's third-party Procurement Delivery Partner
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders and Procurement colleagues to capture business requirements and support the creation, implementation and management of comprehensive regional category strategies for all procurement categories spend including but not limited to: corporate services, fire & rescue services, FM, manpower (or input to global strategies), and that recognise and support Serco's corporate objectives and local market requirement
  • Engages and builds strategic relationships with key stakeholders across the KSA business unit and drive change and adoption of Procurement best practices and adherence to the Global processes
  • Procurement support to bids and transitions ensuring competitive supply chain architecture to support profitable growth
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders, Procurement colleagues and Serco's third-party Procurement Delivery Partner to ensure that business requirements are understood and supported by Procurement
  • Optimises value delivery and risk mitigation from the business units supply base
  • Ensures that benefits are recognised by key stakeholders to allow benefit delivery
  •  Oversees all corporate services including but not limited to: staff accommodation lease renewal process, assets registers, maintenance and insurance.


Specific Requirements

  • Graduate calibre with minimum Bachelor's degree (Master's Degree preferred)
  • Post-graduate qualification (e.g., MSc/MBA) - preferred but not essential
  • CIPS Level 4 Diploma as minimum, MCIPS is desirable but not essential 
  • At least 10 years' experience in Procurement and minimum 3 years' experience in management role  
  • Has the Leadership Behaviour and Capabilities stated as most critical to this role
  • Ability to 'sell' Procurement
  • Possesses strong business acumen, able to understand complex business needs and drivers and identify ways for Procurement to address
  • Will have worked in a complex changing environment with demanding business objectives in a competitive market sector
  • Demonstrates a consistent track record of delivery within large and complex Procurement organisations
  • Will have a track record of category management, effecting change, savings delivery and continuous improvement through creation and implementation of innovative category strategies
  • Demonstrates track record of developing and maintaining strong senior stakeholder relationships up to MD and Board level


What's in it for you? 

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 


Join Us 

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 


Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.

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