Operations Manager – MENA Region (Spend Automation)

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago


This is a manager level position focused on supporting the growth of Simfoni’s Spend Automation™ business in the UK and Europe. You will be part of a specialist team of procurement and technology professionals where you will support the expansion of our footprint and services across both our expanding customer base.The role is focused on leading deployment of our Spend Automation™ cloud platform and delivering sourcing and procurement activity across client accounts, overseeing the performance of our regional BuyDesk operations, delivering against account objectives and maintaining strong relationships with our customers.

You are expected to manage relationships with clients and partner organizations. You will direct project teams, work plans and budgets and oversee the performance of team members.

Support for business development includes contributing to client proposals, work plans and budgets and presentations.
The position offers a platform opportunity for fast-tracked growth and to expand your managerial responsibilities, which extends to account management and P&L responsibilities and growing the team and our delivery capabilities. You will also participate in product and account development activity.


Simfoni creates a competitive advantage for its customers through deployment of advanced Spend Analytics. Our Artificial Intelligence technology has disrupted the traditional methods of performing spend analysis and our Spend Intelligence suite provides a full savings opportunity lifecycle for identifying, booking, and tracking results. We are an entrepreneurial enterprise, which means that we think and act in a dynamic and agile fashion to respond quickly to opportunities and market demand. We have recently closed our Series B funding to invest in growth across the globe.

Role Responsibilities & Requirements

Your key role will be to lead the Spend Automation sourcing team in the delivery of optimal savings achievements for our customers. We employ high-performing individuals with strong interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for individuals who are/ have:

Minimum 5 years of experience in sourcing and management.
Good range of cross-category knowledge and experience (Facilities management experience could be effective in gaining multi-category knowledge).
Exceptional track record in unlocking hidden value and delivering hard savings.
Good experience of Spend Analysis.
Leading high-performing teams.
Current UAE resident.

Other Requirements:

Language skills – Arabic, Urdu, and Hindi beneficial.
Evidence of advanced professional learning – Maters, MBA, MCIPS, etc.
Experience in a high-growth organization.
Experience in change management and developing processes and systems.
Self-Directed with the ability to work across multiple time zones.
MCIPS, MBA, or similar are advantageous.

Travel and working hours

Working days and hours will be defined in the employment contract. The standard working week is 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Sunday through Thursday. The role may require travel between regional and global Simfoni office locations and for periodic team meetings.

Base Location

UAE-based (Ideally Dubai). You may work from home but may be required to be in a regional Simfoni office from time to time.

Job Features

Job CategorySpend Automation
BenefitsCompetitive Salary; Company Bonus Scheme
Service LineSpend Automation™
SpecialismOperations Management
Reporting toGeneral Manager - MENA Region

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