VAC7707 - Manager - Mobile Core & IT Network

  • Field: Procurement
  • Contract type: Full Time - Permanent
  • Location: Qatar - Doha
  • Closing date: 2019-08-31 12:00:00

Job role:

Role and Context

The core purpose of this job is to provide analytical and information management support to IT Category team in order to implement centre-led category sourcing initiatives related to Mobile Core Network (Circuit switched and Packet switched Core network equipment & related Software. 

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.

It’s 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 Mobile Core Network sourcing activities. 

Role Accountabilities

Strategy definition and communication:

  • Supports the Mobile Core & IP Network 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 Mobile Core & IP Network 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

Analytic support:

  • Supports the IT category sourcing team with crucial Core Network and IT analysis to drive increased sourcing opportunities and savings potential
  • Provides analytical support to the Core Network and IT category sourcing team to build category profiles, including spend analysis, demand / usage analysis, TCO analysis, etc.
  • Supports the category sourcing team in conducting supply market analysis to evaluate supplier capabilities, assess potential areas of risk and identify new feasible suppliers
  • Develops and maintains Core Network and IT supplier profiles for top centre-led suppliers
  • Provides operational support to category team in category tendering as required, (including preparation of request for proposal documents, tender evaluation analysis, supplier selection, etc.)
  • Support in OpCo business planning and AOP activities


    Information management:

  • Collects, stores and maintains Core Network and IT category information (i.e., supplier profiles, RFP templates, etc.) on the central knowledge management platform
  • Develops and maintains a database for commodity price movements and their impact on centre-led categories


Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years relevant sourcing or technical experience
  • Minimum bachelor degree qualification, preferably in telecom engineering discipline 

  • Experience of data analysis and cost modelling
  • Experience in MENA preferred
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbal)
  • Written/oral fluency in French/Arabic/Bahasa languages is preferred but not mandatory


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