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Category Department Head Technology Procurement


Posted on August 10, 2018

5 - 10 years Muscat - Oman

Any Nationality

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As a Category Head – Technology you will be managing end to end Technology Procurement including setting strategy for the categories; management of the tendering process, approval for and awarding of contract (s) and subsequent contract and supplier performance management of the Vendors.

Core Responsibilities:

You will be leading a team of 11 Category Managers and Category Specialists covering Network and IT Procurement. You will be coordinating with internal stakeholders on a regular basis to capture current and future requirements in order to set Procurement tactical objectives and improve efficiency. Including, evaluating current procedures and practices to develop and implement improved procedures and practices for accomplishing departmental objectives.

Responsibilities shall also include the following:

Leads interactions with Group Procurement and other OpCos in accordance with Group and local procurement policies, processes and procedures
Reviews tender documents for network and/or IT category vendors prior to submission to Tender Committee Secretary, as appropriate
Leads supplier and vendor performance management of network and IT vendors

Develops the capabilities of the team through direction, coaching, clear objectives and performance standards, providing feedback and managing individuals

Develops the capabilities of the team through direction, coaching, clear objectives and performance standards, providing feedback and managing individuals

Sets KPIs and objectives for Network and IT team members consistent with business objectives

Assists staff to resolve complex or out of policy operation problems

Develops, maintains and improves business and working relationships with contractors/customers and key telecom vendors.

Ensures that synergies are being harnessed and documented, where possible, with other procurements with the Group and/or other OpCos

Controls all purchase orders issued to suppliers and ensures all post-contract award commercial services are of a consistently high standard

Captures and reports savings against agreed criteria (Historical, Budget, BAFO)

Undertakes similar or related duties as directed by the Procurement Director

Stands in for the Procurement Director when appropriate/delegated

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 the following experience:

• 5-10 years’ experience of managing contracts

• 5-10 years’ experience of the tendering process

• 5+ years’ experience in commercial management of IT or civil works projects

• 5 years’ minimum team leadership and management in a procurement environment

• Planning and managing procurement activities

• Taking responsibility for decisions, seeking advice where appropriate

• Writing and negotiating contracts with Vendors

• Experience of Procurement

• Experience of Contract Management

• Technical awareness
Skills Required:

• Analysis and problem solving

• Excellent negotiation skills

• Experience of dealing with legal advisors

• Excellent report writing, English

• Good communicator

• Strong computer skills, MS package, email, internet

• Strong team player with good interpersonal skills

Telecom / ISP

Merchandising & Planning / Category Management


Procurement Contract Management Commercial Management Interpersonal Skills Technology Head Report Writing Purchase Management Civil


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