Wednesday, 28 May 2014

IT Contracts Officer Career Opportunity at Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi

Job Title:    IT Contracts Officer
Job Location:    Abu Dhabi,UAE
Department     Information Technology
Employer:    Etihad Airways

About Etihad Airways:
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was set up by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. Etihad Airways commenced operations in November 2003, and in 10 years has become one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation.

The airline has received a range of awards that reflect its position as one of the world’s leading premium airline brands, including ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards for five consecutive years in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is the airline’s hub. Etihad’s fleet of 88 aircraft operates more than 1400 flights per week, serving an international network of 84 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Etihad Airways also owns nearly 30 percent of airberlin, Europe’s sixth largest carrier and 40 percent of Air Seychelles.

The airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous – as well as enhance the prestige of Abu Dhabi as a centre of hospitality between East and West.

Job Purpose   
  • To keep the contract portfolio for the department up to date.
  • To support the department in preparing, issuing and managing related Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and tender processes, negotiating contracts for services and/or products as required by the department, working closely in conjunction with Procurement, Corporate Financial Control and the in house Legal function.
  • Ensure the Procurement of products & services associated with the department are delivered in accordance with the data and quality standards specified by the relevant regulations and the corporate governance defined within the EY Manual of Authority
  • Suggest and agree any associated implementation activities and/or initiatives to improve the overall processes for Contract Management, Supplier and Stakeholder Engagement and Management Reports.
  • Job Responsibilities   
  •     Working with members of the team to prepare and co-ordinate any required RFI, RFP or tender process as the Department lead, working in close conjunction with the business stakeholder and the Procurement and Supply Management function.
  •     Working with members of the team to prepare and co-ordinate the implementation of a negotiation plan and strategy to ensure that Etihad’s best commercial position and risk mitigation is achieved through sound negotiation and supply agreements and/or contracts.
  •     Support team members in the negotiation of legal terms and conditions, as required.
  •     To work with the team to identify and evaluate sources of supply meeting Etihad’s requirements minimizing total life time cost and business risk for related project activity.
  •     To ensure that supplier(s) understanding of Etihad Airways business requirements is translated into the appropriate supply agreements which support Etihad Airways goal of gaining competitive advantage and lowering unit costs through supplier management and negotiation.
  •     To facilitate and promote effective cross-functional teamwork namely with regard to multi-disciplinary projects involving various departments of the Group, including Finance, Legal, Procurement and related Department.
  •     To support the establishment of performance measurements and/or scorecards for managing the relationship with selected suppliers; initially to measure supplier deliverables, quality and timeliness to identify performance gaps but ultimately to develop and manage ongoing continuous improvement programs (CIP).
  •     To create and carry out in conjunction with the business and Contract Manager, the supplier performance assessment and any relevant supplier benchmarking process for any related project or as directed by the Senior Manager
  •     Collate and deliver required Reporting metrics
  •     Provide support to the EY Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures as required by Etihad.

Job Requirements   
Qualification & Education:

  •     University degree/diploma or equivalent preferably in Finance/IT, or relevant work experience.
  •     Experience in Procurement activity, Supplier Management, Stakeholder Management, Negotiation and an understanding of legal terms and conditions.

Training & Knowledge:
  •     Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to positively interact with colleagues within the department as well as in other business departments.
  •     Excellent communication skills.
  •     Good knowledge in the use of Microsoft applications.
  •     Any ERP knowledge would be added advantage.

Deadline date:     09/06/2014

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