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Category Manager (Indirect, Networks and/or IT)


Posted on August 10, 2018

3 - 5 years Muscat - Oman

Any Nationality

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You will be managing end to end Procurement and subsequent overall contract management of [Indirect, Network and/or IT] 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 atleast 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

Telecom / ISP

Merchandising & Planning / Category Management


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


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