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VAC8308 - Assistant Director - Large Projects

  • Field: Procurement
  • Contract type: Full Time - Permanent
  • Location: Qatar - Doha
  • Closing date: 2021-06-02 12:00:00

Job role:


Ooredoo Group Strategic Sourcing is responsible for 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 categories sourcing to be implemented.

 This role supports that aim through undertaking required analysis and information management support for large IT projects to maximise the savings potential of sourcing initiatives



The core purpose of this role is to Lead Group category for IT Large Projects, Digital Platforms and B2B. Lead key transformational sourcing programmes and execute delivery against Ooredoo’s key strategies whilst delivering significant savings.

Support the implementation of Group Strategies across all Opcos, Identification and Creation Sourcing initiatives for presentation to C level consideration.

Role Profile

  • Strategy definition and communication:

    • Manage the IT Large Projects, Digital Platforms and B2B categories, developing and executing centre-led sourcing strategies and coordinating locally-led sourcing activities to execute with Digital transformation initiatives
    • Interact meaningfully and with purpose with Group CxOs and OpCo leadership teams to define the IT Large Projects Digital Platforms and B2B categories sourcing roadmap for implementation of category sourcing initiatives.
    • Manage the internal and external categories profiling (i.e., spend analysis, demand analysis, supply market analysis) and identification of potential levers to lower total cost
    • Manage the IT Large Projects sourcing projects with IT vendors/ partners, at the Group & OpCos level to optimize cost and drive operational efficiencies in the OpCos
    • Manage Digital Platforms sourcing projects (Customer Value Management, Customer engagement, Customer care, Big Data, Analytics) to execute with respective Digital Strategy at the Group & OpCos level to optimize cost and drive operational efficiencies in the OpCos
    • Manage the B2B sourcing projects and partnerships with B2B vendors/ partners, at the Group & OpCos level to optimize cost and drive operational efficiencies in the OpCos
    • Support in identifying/developing digital enablers (suppliers) to partner with the Group and OpCos in the Digital Transformation journey. Lead and leverage the supplier relationships to maximize value from identified digital initiatives
    • Support the IT Sourcing Senior 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 IT Large Projects, Digital Platforms and B2B category sourcing activities, driving change, challenging the status quo whilst supervising centre-led and locally-led sourcing teams
    • Manage competitive tendering strategic approach, Leadership of RFx processes within categories, evaluation of submissions and selection of IT Large Projects, Digital Platforms and B2B suppliers/vendors on behalf of Group Opcos, leveraging the consolidated buying power of the Group.
    • Manage the development, negotiation and implementation of Group Sourcing Contracts (GSCs) and any amendments thereof.

      Conduct effective change management with stakeholders post-implementation to realise value from initiatives

    • Effective communication of results and recommendation at Group C level and across Opco leadership teams


      Supplier relationship management (SRM): 

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


      Performance reporting and compliance: 

    • Develop 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

  • Strategy: Driving Digital Change through Effective and Transformational Sourcing activities, effective processes and communication plans.
  • Tendering: Significant and independently validated savings generated by sourcing initiatives.
  • SRM: Additional quantifiable benefits generated on spend through strategic supplier relationships (e.g., cost avoidance due to demand management, inventory reductions)
  • Performance: Delivering Value to the business through cost effective supplier models, delivering to business timelines and ensuring Contracts motivate supplier performance whilst delivering cost efficiencies to the busines


Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge

    • Minimum 15 years relevant strategic sourcing or category management  experience, of which 5 years should be in Group Telco
    • Proven experience of leadership and delivering results, business change and transformation across IT categories (Digital Platforms and B2B) and implementing innovative sourcing strategies within a multifunctional, Group role.
    • Ability to demonstrate expertise and versatile techniques in managing and negotiating with suppliers in relevant supplier markets within Telecommunications
    • Experience in data analysis and cost modelling is preferred
    • Experience in MENA is preferred
    • Fluent in English (both written and verbal)
    • Written/oral fluency in French/Arabic/Bahasa languages is preferred but not mandatory


Minimum Qualifications

  • Preferably certified by a relevant professional body (e.g., CIPS, CPM) or qualified with a relevant Master’s degree (e.g., Supply Management)
  • Minimum bachelor degree qualification, preferably in IT discipline

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