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ZAIN5899 - Group Procurement Manager - Active Network

About Zain Group:

Zain is a leading mobile telecommunications provider across the Middle East and Africa. Today more than 6200+ employees provide a comprehensive range of market-leading mobile voice and data services to a base in excess of 46.9 million active customers as of 31 March, 2018. We operate under the brand name 'Zain' in Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan and Sudan; and in Lebanon as 'touch' (under a management contract). In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in the telecom operator ‘INWI’, through a joint venture. Zain is the market leader in terms of the number of customers in 6 of the 8 countries it operates in. The Group holding company is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE: Zain), one the largest companies in market capitalization terms.

Zain operates under the firm belief that organizations should focus as much on social responsibility as on pure business performance. It is important to Zain that its corporate social responsibility initiatives have a positive impact on its employees and the communities of all the countries in which it operates.

Zain’s brand signature: “A Wonderful World” looks to encapsulate the sense of energy, inspiration and diversity of our customers, employees and other stakeholders. Our brand essence is perpetuated by the tag line “Live Your Dreams”, revealing that we are keen to be a part of people’s aspirations and goals.

WHAT

This is a role that requires you to be up to the challenge. Zain Group is actively recruiting for a Group Procurement Manager - Active Network. In this role, you will be responsible for establishing the Group-wide framework Agreements and Price Books with the main Network vendors.

In the capacity of Group Procurement Manager, you will also be responsible for managing Group RFPs for strategic bids, as well as the evaluation and approval of Op-Co requirements (commercially) and in accordance with the governance.

 

HOW

The main duties of this role include but are not limited to:

  •  You will have to negotiate and renegotiate Group Framework Agreements for the Networks area. Moreover, yearly Group Price Books for the above area (HW & SW and Services) will need to be renegotiated.
  • You will need to manage the following: the contractual relationship with Group vendors and the Group Tender Process for high value and strategic bids. In addition, you will have to manage the subsequent contractual negotiations as well as the PR/RO process.
  • Review and benchmark the Bill of Quantities against the scope and budget approved.
  • The Group Procurement Manager is to provide regular executive reports to executive management.
  • You will serve as the contact point for local operating companies for Group vendor issues/ concerns.

 

WHAT DO I NEED?

  • You will need a minimum of 8 years experience in Technical Procurement or Technology filed.
  • You will need a minimum of 3 years in contract negotiation and contract management.
  • A Bachelor degree is required.

THOSE SOFT SKILLS?

  • As Procurement manager you will need negotiation and communication skills, thus ensuring that your leadership and Management skills are excellent.
  • You will need to be result oriented and able to function in teams.
Operation

Zain Group

Job Group

Finance

Location

Kuwait City - Kuwait

Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

28-Jun-2018

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