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ZAIN5058 - Purchasing Officer (Technical)

About Zain Saudi Arabia:

Zain KSA is the newest player in Saudi Arabia’s mobile telecommunications market, having commenced commercial operations in August 2008. As of 31 March 2018, the operation served 8.4 million customers and had extended its network coverage to 92% of the population via a network of over 8,717 sites. Through its state-of-the-art 4G LTE network, the ever-evolving operator is striving to become the Kingdom’s preferred choice for voice, data and other telecommunications services. Through constant development of the telecommunications infrastructure and proactive marketing initiatives, Zain remains committed to offering customers in Saudi Arabia the most dynamic products and services. The basis of Zain Saudi Arabia’s achievements lies in the company’s ability to inspire its employees to deliver the best and most imaginative services at every level. With an energetic and inspired majority-Saudi workforce, the company is committed to employing high caliber people as well as nurturing the finest Saudi talent. With a strong human resources and training program that develops and nurtures leaders in the workplace, the company has consistently opened new doors for its dedicated staff. For more on Zain KSA please visit


The jobs in this level are responsible for processing purchase requisitions for more complex products, issuing purchase orders ensuring best quality and price as well as timely delivery to end users. The position holder will also conduct continuous research for the purpose of alleviating Zain purchasing, negotiation position and product variety. They also maintain relationships with suppliers and partners as per the pre-established SLAs.


  • Implement the Procurement and Contracts policies and procedures
  • Provide close supervision and training to team
  • Count physical inventories and cycle in accordance with established policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Arrange for meetings with bidders for further clarification and negotiation of proposal
  • Ensure that the database of suppliers, tenders, and contracts is continuously updated for future referencing and maintenance purposes
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure optimization of the procurement process and performance
  • Develop simple contracts in coordination with Legal Affairs ensuring alignment with legal and contractual policies and regulations
  • Negotiate simple technical and non-technical contracts and agreements with bidders, suppliers and relevant Departments ensuring alignment with requirements
  • Renew or terminate contracts after due date if directed by Supervisor
  • Identify breaches in contracts and coordinate with Legal Affairs for litigation
  • Coordinate with other Zain Sectors in order to obtain purchasing requirements for the year
  • Receive complex purchasing requests including item description, quantity, need by date and delivery location from different departments and ensure alignment to annual plan, budget, and stock availability
  • Order simple materials, products, equipment, etc. for Zain Departments as per required specifications
  • Develop complex request for quotations (RFQ) in order to obtain a quotation
  • Benchmark prices on a quarterly basis to review similar prices in the market
  • Conduct market research for new suppliers in order to obtain the lowest market prices
  • Keep abreast the latest market trends in terms of technical specifications of the products to be procured
  • Handle complaints related to defects, shortages, missing parts and work on resolving them
  • Assist in drafting annual procurement and ad-hoc reports as and when required for decision-making purposes
  • Forward received suppliers’ invoices to the Finance Sector for processing


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Saudi National 

Zain Saudi Arabia

Job Group



Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Contract Type

Full Time

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