Available Opportunities
VAC7346 - Category Manager – Procurement ( Nationals or GCC Only)
Field: Finance Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Oman - Muscat Closing date: 28-Dec-2018
Ooredoo Oman Family Member:

You will be managing end to end Procurement and subsequent overall contract management of Vendors including pre-qualification, management of the tendering process, award of contract (s) and subsequent contract management of the Vendors.


Core Responsibilities:

You will be engaged with internal stakeholders on a regular basis to capture current and future requirements in order to speed up PR process. Interacts with Group Procurement in accordance with Group and local procurement Policies, processes and procedures. Managing and co-ordinating production of pre-qualification and tender documents for Indirect, Network and/or IT category vendors. [Procurement and contract management of Indirect vendors covering marketing, commercial, wholesale, HR and Finance business units for all non-Network or IT categories; or

  • Procurement and contract management of network vendors covering civil works including internal sites, power, lease lines, fibre optic, switch build vendors, etc, transmission equipment, towers and shelters; or 
  • Procurement and contract management of IT vendors covering billing, applications, software, hardware, infrastructure, etc. and consultants]
  • You will be reviewing tender documentation for completeness for complex projects prior to issue to vendors, evaluating the commercial aspect of the tender responses for complex projects, negotiating with the tenderers.

Responsibilities shall also include the following:

  • Production, with legal and business units, and negotiation of legal documents including contracts, amendments, SOWs, etc.
  • Advises the Project Management team on SLAs and Service Credit thresholds and appropriate contract remedies if poor performance is encountered
  • Involvement in assessment, review and negotiation of any additional costs requested by the business units and/or vendors
  • Reviews any changes in internal/external procedures/processes to ensure compliance with the agreed contract
  • Risk management if the above are not in accordance with the contract
  • Provides problem management, including dispute resolution, for the commercial element of the contract
  • Provides change management for the commercial element of the contract
  • Creates and conducts regular performance review meetings with the Vendors
  • Develop, manage and maintain commercial relationships with the vendor to ensure that they meet the company’s agreed objectives w.r.t. time, quality and cost 
  • Ensures Purchase Orders (PO) are issued to selected vendors and monitors and reports progress, e.g. planned, current and outstanding spend against PO; closure of PO when exhausted; issue of Blanket POs when appropriate;
  • Captures and reports savings against agreed criteria (Historical, Budget, BAFO)
The Person:

You have a Diploma/Degree in Purchasing/Finance (preferably CIPS qualified).  A degree in Purchasing or Member of Purchasing Institute is a plus.  You have more than 6 years of experience in Procurement, with at least minimum of 3 years’ experience in procurement and contract management of vendors in a telecoms environment.

You are able to demonstrate understanding of procurement and contract management in a telecoms environment.

You have the following experience:           

  • 3-5 years’ experience of managing contracts


  • 3-5 years’ experience of the tendering process


  • 3-5 years’ experience in commercial management of [Indirect, IT or civil works] projects


  • Planning and managing procurement activities


  • Taking responsibility for decisions, seeking advice where appropriate
Skills Required:


  • Writing and negotiating contracts with Vendors
  • Experience of Procurement
  • Experience of Contract Management
  • Technical awareness
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Experience of dealing with legal advisors
  • Good communicator
  • Strong computer skills, MS package, email, internet
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent report writing, English
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / cv
2. Passport-size photograph
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