Procurement Director

The Director of Procurement reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient purchasing programs. Develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing function. Being a Director of Procurement typically reports to top management. Requires a bachelor’s degree. The Director of Procurement manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Director of Procurement typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

Procurement Director Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Procurement Director to join our team.


  • Acting as part of the project management and project leadership team;
  • Setting up and overseeing the implementation of centralised procurement strategies, contractors, suppliers and consultants for the region;
  • Assisting with bid formulation in relation to procurement services on major engagements;
  • Managing a team of procurement staff in the Middle East region;
  • Implementing standard procurement administration processes and templates from expression of interest through to project award;
  • Producing procurement strategies and reports for major projects, programmes and portfolios;
  • Meeting with existing and prospective clients, and representing the company as a subject matter expert;
  • Liaising with contract, planning and commercial teams to co-ordinate procurement deliverables;
  • Managing client stakeholders.


  • Extensive knowledge of the supply chain in Middle East regions, particularly KSA, for main contractors, suppliers and consultants;
  • Ability to deliver presentations effectively, manage clients and various stakeholders;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with 5 years’ experience in the Middle East;
  • Professional qualification in procurement, ie CIPS and the ability to demonstrate best practise;
  • Previous experience as a procurement lead on a large project, programme or portfolio of work;
  • BSc in procurement or a related subject.