VAC7631 - Senior Manager - Professional Services Sourcing

  • Field: Procurement
  • Contract type: Full Time - Permanent
  • Location: Qatar - Doha
  • Closing date: 2019-05-15 12:00:00

Job role:


Ooredoo Group Strategic Sourcing is responsible developing and implementing a sourcing strategy aligned with Ooredoo group strategy (growth, financial, brand etc.) and which matches the needs of the group OpCo’s in their respective markets.

Its scope is coordinating sourcing activities and negotiating best terms with suppliers on major spend categories for Ooredoo Group through managing suppliers centrally where possible to ensure a ‘one voice’ strategy is communicated and to drive performance measures across all category sourcing to be implemented..

This role supports that aim through leading the IT Services sourcing activities. 

Role Accountabilities

Strategy definition and communication:


  • Manage the Professional IT Services category, developing and executing centre-led sourcing strategies and coordinating locally-led sourcing activities
  • Interact with Group CxOs and OpCo leadership teams to define the Professional IT Services category sourcing roadmap for implementation of category sourcing initiatives.
  • Manage the internal and external category profiling (i.e., spend analysis, demand analysis, supply market analysis) and identification of potential levers to lower total cost
  • Support the IT Sourcing Director in defining category specific sourcing policies and procedures (e.g., single sourcing, supplier panels, etc.)
  • Build strong collaborative networks and communicates with internal Group stakeholders and relevant OpCo stakeholders to ensure alignment on the category sourcing strategies


    Tendering, negotiation and contract management:


  • Manage Professional IT Services category sourcing activities, supervising centre-led and locally-led sourcing teams
  • Manage the tendering process, evaluation of submissions and selection of Professional IT Services suppliers/vendors
  • Manage the development, negotiation and implementation of Group Sourcing Contracts (GSCs) on behalf of Group OpCos, leveraging the consolidated buying power of the Group.
  • Conduct effective change management with stakeholders post-implementation to realise value from initiatives
  • Manage contract change requests from OpCos and escalates to the head of Sourcing as appropriate


    Supplier relationship management (SRM):


  • Support the development of suppliers' KPIs and scorecard and manages the collection of supplier performance data
  • Manage the relationships with suppliers to drive improvements in supplier performance and conducts regular supplier reviews


Performance reporting and compliance:


  • Support the development of measurable category objectives and targets, and produces regular reports
  • Promote compliance across Ooredoo Group on GSCs and Group policies, processes and procedures


People management:


  • Supervise Group Sourcing Buyers and local sourcing teams on category sourcing activities, provide guidance and support, monitor and prioritise workload

Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience, of which minimum 5 years should be in IT Services, either from vendor side or buyer side.
  • Minimum 4 years of Strategic Sourcing experience in a Group Telco setup
  • Proven experience in managing IT Services categories and implementing sourcing strategies across multiple operating companies
  • Proven expertise in managing and negotiating with suppliers in relevant supplier markets within Telecommunications
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbal)
  • Experience in MENA preferred
  • Written/oral fluency in French/Arabic/Bahasa languages is preferred but not mandatory
  • Minimum bachelor degree qualification, preferably should be in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Preferably certified by a relevant professional body (e.g., CIPS, CPM))


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