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Creation Date: 2017/02/01 06:19:43
Ref. JB1001850290

Department of Education and Knowledge

Senior Specialist – Vendor Agreements
Department of Education and Knowledge

Job Description

To research, identify and develop with End-Users opportunities for the application of Long Term Price Agreements and Master Service Call-Off Agreements that allow ADEC to aggregate demand and gain benefits in performance through quantity purchases and the reduction of administrative costs.


Functional Role:
Provide informal professional and technical guidance to Specialists and review their work for accuracy/quality as required;
As it pertains to ADEC HQ, the former zones and public schools:
Participate in identifying vendors to respond to RFPs (as designed by Purchasing Section);
Provide input into RFP design by identifying vendor criteria and requirements;
Review vendor proposals against RFPs; assess strengths, weaknesses, competitiveness, value, ability to meet needs and overall criteria;
Lead vendor selection process with support of Purchasing Section and (Senior) Specialist(s) - Vendor Management;
Drive development of vendor KPIs and SLAs and consult with Purchasing Section to ensure their integration in contracts (via Legal Affairs Division);
Design vendor performance management system which tracks performance and facilitates constructive feedback to long term partners (vendors/contractors);
Establish vendor performance database which logs performance of all ADEC vendors on a frequent basis;
Assess the performance of vendors against KPIs, record progress and provide timely feedback to vendor and follow up accordingly;
Support Section Manager in various tasks as required and regularly report on the activities/progress of operations/projects;
Coordinate with FAMS/Expediting Supervisor to ensure that all general and expediting support requirements are fulfilled;

Job Details

  • Search by Location: UAE
  • Company Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Purchasing
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Mid Career

Company Profile

Department of Education and Knowledge was set up in September 2005 by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Department of Education and Knowledge is an independent corporate body and enjoys full legal status, as well as financial and administrative independence in all its affairs. ADEC has embarked on a campaign to aggressively increase its headcount to be able to better serve the its mandate. The primary focus of the council is to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The education council is currently seeking qualified and motivated individuals to be part of this exciting opportunity to shape the educational system in Abu Dhabi. The council offers great positions to work in a dynamic and energetic organization that addresses areas that are of strategic importance to the future of Abu Dhabi. It is especially advantageous to join ADEC in these early stages due to the great growth opportunities.