Manager – Purchase

  • Anywhere

Job Title

  • Manager – Purchase

Reporting to

  • Senior HOD – Operations


  • Operations Department (Factory & Supply Chain)

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the procurement and vendor management functions of assigned category of RM/PM/Consumables/Capital Goods/Projects Procurement.

Job Relations

  • Operations & support dept.


  • Suppliers, vendors

Principal Accountability

  • Coordinates and evaluates the different activities of Purchasing and recommends action and controls to ensure efficiency
  • Negotiate and follow up with vendors on the best deal
  • Communicate with finance department on budgets, quantity, etc.


  • Local purchase of raw materials, for auto workshops, mechanical dept, packaging material, chemicals and other RM
  • Collect requirements from respective departments
  • For all oil related purchase:
    • Prepare stock re-order sheet on daily basis
    • Liaise with multiple suppliers to check availability
    • Make contract with purchase specifications
    • Coordinate with logistics team to arrange for the pickup of material from port
  • Recommend the purchase of materials, supplies & services to the most economical vendors
  • Ensure selection of prospective vendors based from the following category and requirements like ISO Quality Certifications, endorsement, customer references list, product range specification, vendor market positioning and reputations
  • Ensure vendor performance criteria and parameters are met before purchases are made
  • Maintains list of approved vendors and monitor price changes
  • Minimize purchase costs and maintain within overall procurement budget
  • Explores markets for alternative sources of materials & supplies which may reduce cost and improve quality of products
  • Evaluate comparison reports of all quotations received from different vendor for price, terms of payments, product specification and product warranty in order to determine the preferred vendors
  • Regular updates and reports to Senior HOD – Operations on the value of procured/purchase items and vendor details


  • Regularly meet Senior HOD – Operations and keep him appraised of the purchase, and the vendor management functions
  • Coordinate with other departments on their requirements and select the best quality and most effective solution

Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience

  • MBA or University Degree
  • 8-10 years of experience in food & beverages industry with 2-3 years as purchase manager in FMCG companies within manufacturing setup.

Specific Knowledge

  • Understanding of Purchasing Activities, Logistics ad Shipment, Importation and Exportation, Customs and Taxation and Bidding and Awards (supply chain value chain)
  • Fluent in English, Arabic is an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal/ negotiation skills for vendor management
# Individual Performance Measures Weightage
1 Adherence to Purchase budget 30%
2 Cost reduction achieved 15%
3 Quality of materials purchased 15%
4 Material Shortage Index 10%
5 Vendor Visit and Development 10%
6 CET responsibility 10%
7 Vendor Selection & Performance Measurement Compliance 10%

To apply for this job email your details to


+971 4 506 3800

United Foods Company (PJSC) Al Quoz

Al Quoz 1

P.O. BOX 5836, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 506 3800

Fax: +971 4 338 1987


United Foods Company (PJSC) Jebel Ali

Jebel Ali Industrial Area-2

P.O. Box 5836, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 506 3800

Fax: +971 4 338 1987