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VAC5859 - Assistant Director, Large Projects (Strategic Sourcing)

  • Field: Operations
  • Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
  • Location: Qatar - Doha
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-31 12:00:00

Job Role:

Role and Context

Provide analytical and information management support to the Group Strategic Sourcing in implementing centre-led category sourcing initiatives for large IT Projects.

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.

Role Accountabilities

Strategy definition and communication:

  • Manage the Large Projects 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 Large Projects 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 Large Projects category sourcing activities, supervising centre-led and locally-led sourcing teams.
  • Manage the tendering process, evaluation of submissions and selection of large projects 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 and Qualifications

  • Minimum 12 years relevant sourcing or technical experience.
  • 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 bachelor degree qualification, preferably in IT discipline.


Technical & Non-Technical

  • Advanced relevant computer skills (MS Office, e-procurement systems, including Ariba and Emptoris).
  • Basic category expertise relevant to telecommunications.


  • Advanced analytical thinking skills and adept at analysing and synthesising complex data to develop valid recommendations.

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