UOWD8595 - Procurement Lead

Business Unit: Administration
Job Family: Corporate Services
Department: Finance
Contract Type: Limited Contract Full Time
Location: Dubai
About UOWD:

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the region’s oldest, most prestigious and forward-thinking tertiary institutions. Our curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which constantly ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide, and are nationally and internationally recognized. Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards, are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts, Media and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, agile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skill sets.
About the Position:

UOWD is seeking applications from candidates to fill the position of Procurement Lead.

Reporting to the Head of Finance the Procurement Lead will be responsible for all procurement related activities from sourcing to delivery at UOWD.  This position will be key in embedding value for money principles into daily operational activities to drive efficiencies.

Key areas of responsibility include:

1. Responsible for the day-to-day procurement activities ensuring service levels are consistent with the organisational needs including but not limited to:

  • Sourcing vendors, goods and services
  • Supplier due diligence
  • Negotiation of contract terms including but not limited to price, delivery lead times, payment terms, warranty periods, etc.
  • Commercial review of contracts
  • Administration of the procurement process from RFQ / RFP to goods receipting
  • Establish and maintain effective supplier relations
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to monitor contract compliance

2. Processes, Systems and Reporting

  • Assist the Head of Finance to develop procurement policies and procedures in line with best practice.
  • Develop systems and processes to streamline operations enhancing the quality and quantity of outputs, whilst maintaining high levels of internal controls.
  • Develop internal reporting to meet multi-stakeholder requirements.




  • Undergraduate Degree
  • 5+ years procurement experience in a large / complex organisation
  • Proven track record of reduction of procurement costs
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills


  • Education sector experience
  • Knowledge and experience in using Oracle
Remuneration and Benefits:

The successful candidates will receive a remuneration package which includes an attractive tax free salary ranging from AED 180,000 - AED 204,000 per annum, 25 working days of paid leave per year, annual air ticket for staff and eligible dependents, private medical insurance for staff and eligible dependents, life & disability policy for staff, professional development assistance, education allowance for up to 3 eligible children and professional development.

UOWD is an equal opportunity employer that attracts, develops, motivates, empowers, and retains a diverse workforce.

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website at http://employment.uowdubai.ac.ae. A review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

Closing Date: 22nd May 2022

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph