Procurement Bid Lead

Temporary in Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Salary: AED20000 - AED25000 / Monthly
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  • Job Reference IDINS-41579
  • Career Level Experienced Professional
  • Industry Engineering Services
  • Nationality Default

Inspire Selection is searching for a Procurement Bid Lead for a multinational facility management (FM) company.


This is a TEMPORARY POSITION (lasting 3 to 6 months, possibility to be extended) which requires the candidate to join at short notice.


The role can be based in Saudi or Dubai.


Responsibilities include:


Bid Support:


  • Provides procurement support to specific bids for the FM industry
  • Interpreting and helping facilitate the thinking around client requirements, estimating the volumes and purchased costs of less critical categories and for more critical bid categories;
  • Clarifying client requirements into specifications for suppliers, obtaining & negotiating suppliers’ commercial proposals whilst managing contractual risks, and delivering to client timescales.
  • Development of appropriate contractual agreements.
  • Ensures bid alignment with procurement category strategy
  • Facilitates appropriate supplier / cross-functional workshops to seek and implement innovative and value adding proposals from suppliers.
  • Supports the bid team in drafting compelling bid responses to procurement & supply chain related responses, collaborating with technical / operation, legal & commercial colleagues as necessary to provide the optimal responses.
  • Helps make a visible contribution to bid win rate by delivering maximum commercial benefit, optimum risk transfer and innovative and quality supply chain solutions.
  • Works with the Bid Team on developing a detailed transition plan for phasing in/out of supplier contracts at contract start and identifies associated procurement costs, assumptions, risks and issues.
  • Manages the supply chain implications for transition to contract go-live.
  • Ensure that all aspects of supplier due-diligence, onboarding and contracting are completed effectively




  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Post-graduate qualification (e.g. MSc/MBA) or a professional qualification such as MCIPS is desirable
  • Experience of working in Procurement in Saudi Arabia is strongly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Saudi Arabia
  • Strong knowledge of the supply base and market drivers in the major cities in Saudi Arabia
  • Arabic speaker is preferred but not essential
  • Ability to manage the procurement of a variety of procurement across a range of categories: Facilities Management (Hard & Soft), Engineering, ICT and/or Professional Services.
  • Sound knowledge of procurement – sourcing good practice and processes, ideally in a bid environment.
  • Demonstrates track record in supplier selection, negotiation and complex contract.
  • Experience of risk identification, evaluation and mitigation and liaison with legal support to develop appropriate contractual protections for bids.
  • Strong excel skills (pivot tables, look-ups) etc.


Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role  requirements.  We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks.  As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone.  If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.  (LV)


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