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Procurement & Vendor Management Specialist - Telecommunication

Job in Doha - Qatar
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-12-03
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Manager, Telecom Technician
  • Management
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Brief description :

Procurement & Vendor Management Specialist will be required to lead and manage the function providing P&VM services across the business. To act as a role model of professional P&VM practice, delivering high quality solutions to meet the needs of the organization.

Overall Purpose of the Role :

Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

This role has greater responsibility and accountability than a Buyer and includes some people management responsibility. The job holder will take responsibility for a specific project or hold a larger remit in terms of purchasing responsibility, will have more technical knowledge, expertise, understanding and will be seen as a specialist within their function.

Key Responsibilities : (including but not limited to)

1- Responsible for a portfolio of existing key suppliers' agreement and program-manage new tenders and direct sourcing activities in the assigned Networks domain
2- Devise and execute appropriate procurement and sourcing strategies
3- Leveraging on GBIs regional and local price benchmarking framework to drive cost optimizations
4- Track and report key functional metrics and conduct periodic portfolio reviews
5- Effectively manage stakeholder expectations for each sourcing activity
6- Apply sourcing policy, interface between supplier and entity with respect to specifications and budgets.
7- Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
8- Manage problems and schedule changes and ensure changes are reflected within the ERP systems
9- Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.

Business Stakeholders Partnership Management :

1- Serve as procurement subject-matter-expert and provide both advisory and sourcing support to business end users in the assigned domains
2- Lead in meetings and negotiations as required

Group Tender Management :

1- Lead, Track and monitor the tender teams on the completion of tenders and direct sourcing activities
2- Facilitate and plan all Group Networks demand forecasts, including tenders and direct sourcing
3- Identify and develop Group Networks sourcing opportunities and strategies
4- Develop clear alignment between Group Networks Technology & Procurement plans
5- Write RFI, RFQ and RFP’s for tendering process
6- Lead in the value-creation workshop and negotiation meeting with Network users and vendors
7- Review award adjudication (Bid adjudication & direct sourcing endorsement)
8- Initiate and lead continuous improvement programs to increase procurement process efficiency and effectiveness
9- Plan and execute communications plans to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to internal customers and stakeholders

Vendor Management & Sourcing Support :

1- Gather periodic feedback from working teams on vendors’ support and overall performance
2- Organize and facilitate Annual Vendor Engagement & Award Recognition Program
3- Facilitate and pre-qualify vendors for tender participation
4- Vendor category management
5- Support in Price benchmarking & other related sourcing related initiatives.
Position Requirements
Bachelor
- Bachelor degree from recognized educational institutions. Preferred disciplines include: Engineering, computing and Business degree
- 5-7 years of global procurement and supplier management experience in Telecommunications industry
- Excellent Negotiation Skills
- Experience and understanding of cost models and cost saving execution
- Proven understanding of any Telco domain, including Fixed Network and Submarine Network, Transmission/Transport & IP technologies
- Proven success managing telco suppliers and international contracts
- Experience of working with Vendors link Nokia, Ciena, Infinera, Coriant, etc. for Procurement of Network Equipment
- Ability to confidently interact, communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders across key business functions
- Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
- Ability to maintain high personal and professional standards
- Ability to work in a dynamic/fast paced environment, high level of autonomy
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills
- A strong negotiator & excellent attention to details
- Willing to challenge ‘business as usual’; curiosity to think ‘outside the box’ and passion for driving improvements.
- Ability to be creative to meet business needs, but also pragmatic and results oriented
- Ability to adjust communications style to different audiences
- Sound judgment and decision making among competing demands


Please note the following :

1- When applying please state the job post title in the email subject
2- Only shortlisted candidates from Telecom background will be called for further discussion
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Questions to answer on applying for this job
  • Do you have working experience in Telecommunications industry ?
Contact Information
Contact Name: GBI - Gulf Bridge International
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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