General Information


Senior Expert Procurement (m/f/d)

Daily rate

By arrangement


plus expenses

Project duration

as of now - 29.02.2024

Deployment country

United Arab Emirates

Deployment city

Remote und vor Ort

Required availability

100 %


High tech industry


Purchasing, Logistics & SCM


Operative vacancy

Tasks & Objectives


Our client, a renowned management consultancy, is looking for a Senior Expert Procurement (m/f/d) Senior Expert Procurement (m/f/d): "Procurement of MRO- and ILS -Services for military and security agencies".

Tasks: Support the project in the following activities:

  • Subject Matter Expert in MRO optimization:
    • Analysis of status quo for MRO and ILS activities, policies, processes and procedures across several organizations
    • Input for best practices for system and product sustainment from personal experience and industry practice
    • Derive recommendation for improvements of MRO and ILS measures, policies, processes and procedures

  • Subject Matter Expert in Procurement:
    • Analysis of as-is documents, processes and interviews with procurement representatives
    • Input for best practices for procurement approaches (e.g., PBL/ OBC, Framework Agreements, Outsourcing) from personal experience and industry
    • Target picture: To-be concept for MRO and ILS related procurement and integration to the current policies and procedures
    • Implementation roadmap: Definition of prioritized implementation measures, training material and timeline

  • Subject Matter Expert in Workshops:
    • Stakeholder/ Beneficiaries Workshops: Drive discussions about international best-practices for defense & security equipment life cycle support with personal examples and practical experience
    • Training Workshops: Support with practical examples and hands-on discussions during the training workshops with the customer

Personnel accountability

Not specified

Budget accountability

Not specified

Requirements & Expertise


  • Long term experience in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and integrated logistics support (ILS)
  • Long term experience in military / security sector (preferably in MoD/ procurement agency/ MRO organizations for armed/ security forces)
  • Long term experience in procurement related to defense & security system & product maintenance, sustainment and upgrade
  • In-depth know-how in the following areas of expertise:
    • MRO and ILS of major systems (e.g., aircraft, vehicles, vessels) and small systems (e.g., helmets, guns, protection clothing)
    • Procurement optimization for MRO-related services, spare parts, outsourcing, etc. (e.g. approaches such as framework agreements and performance based logistics (PBL)/ output based contracts (OBC)

  • Expertise in defense systems of the domains naval, land, air or public security (e.g., border patrol, police)
  • Preferably know-how in the following areas of expertise:
    • Experience in ILS activities such as technical consulting, technical documentation, logistic optimization, mid-life upgrades and software, configuration and obsolescence management
    • Experience in MRO and ILS activities related to one or multiple fields of: unmanned aircraft, fixed-wing aircraft, land systems, marine systems, defense electronics
    • Expertise in strengthening the local industry through building up of local private companies, JVs, IPP and offset obligations in foreign military sales (not limited to US-FMS cases)
    • Expertise in the localization of foreign MRO and ILS procedures
    • Expertise in the analysis of critical MRO and ILS aspects of system/ product sustainment and their localization for increased logistic resilience

  • Preferably expertise in middle east and in particular in KSA

Linguistic proficiency

Business fluent