Head of Vendor Management (SCM)

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Date: 21 Jun 2024

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC


HALCON is a regional and international leader that offers next-generation Weapons Systems and Robotics Expertise to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. HALCON has developed in-house expertise across the entire value chain for gravity-release bomb guidance systems. This includes design, development, testing, manufacturing and assembly. Our end-to-end capabilities ensure exceptional quality and competitive pricing. As well, we are faster and more flexible in meeting customer requirements. 


Key Accountabilities:

1. Strategic Vendor Selection:

  • Identify, evaluate, and select strategic vendors aligned with organizational goals and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess vendor capabilities, capacities, and innovations.
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive database of potential vendors for current and future needs.


2. Contract Negotiation and Management:

  • Lead negotiations for contracts and agreements, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for the organization.
  • Collaborate closely with legal and procurement teams to develop robust contracts that mitigate risks and protect the organization's interests.
  • Monitor contract compliance and manage contract variations as needed.


3. Performance Metrics and Continuous Improvement:

  • Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure vendor performance.
  • Conduct regular vendor assessments and implement improvement plans where necessary.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the vendor network.


4. Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including procurement, quality, and engineering teams, to integrate vendor capabilities into product development and innovation processes.
  • Ensure seamless communication and coordination between the organization and its vendors.


5. Risk Management:

  • Identify and assess potential risks within the vendor network.
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure a resilient supply chain.
  • Stay informed about geopolitical, economic, and industry trends that may impact the vendor landscape.


6. Vendor Relationship Enhancement:

  • Build and nurture strong relationships with key vendors to foster collaboration, innovation, and mutual success.
  • Implement programs to recognize and reward outstanding vendor performance.
  • Conduct regular meetings and forums for open communication and relationship-building.


Experience & Education Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in vendor management, with a focus on the defense or aerospace industry.
  • Proven track record of successful negotiations, contract management, and vendor development.
  • In-depth knowledge of international procurement regulations and best practices.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Strategic thinker with a forward-looking approach.
  • Collaborative and able to build strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Proactive problem solver with a results-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.



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