Procurement Manager (P2P)
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: FTC 1 year (renewable) Location: Cairo, Egypt Pay Band 7/F Salary: 28, 494 EGP + medical insurance + annual leave Closing date: 27 January 2020

Role Purpose

To support development of strategic procurement function for a regional cluster of the British Council (MarketPlace MENA) through maximising efficiency (cost and staff time), delivering compliance and controlling risk. To promote cross-country procurement activities and consider collaboration opportunities in the region. To line manage PO processing teams across the region.  

To support British Council managers in the region in their procurement activities and enable them to successfully manage risk and be fully accountable for getting value for money in the procurement that they undertake. 

Function Overview

The British Council MENA has a centralized procurement function called MarketPlace.  MarketPlace serves 17 countries across MENA and is operated out of three hubs Sharjah, Cairo and Rabat, headed up by the Regional Head of Procurement.  

The vision is to establish a globally aligned Procurement function, equipped with the necessary skills and tools alongside a clear remit to deliver better value for money. The enhanced Procurement function provides proactive, expert procurement support, allowing the business to focus on their core skills and deliver value in their specialist area. 

Procurement has been developing a greater level of engagement with the business units and establishing a strong business partnering approach.

Procurement objective is to deliver improved levels of compliance with corporate procurement policy, including reduced risk of fraud, deliver efficiencies by aggregating spend categories together resulting in tendering large regional contracts.

For more information about the role requirements, British Council core skills & behaviours, kindly refer to the documents attached below; 

Role Profile - Procurement Manager
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviours  

Additional Information: 
  • Applicants are requested to fill out their applications as we do not accept CVs or Resumes.
  • If you are interested in this role, kindly submit your application by 27 January 2020

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