Job Description

Technical Procurement Key Account Manager

  • Kuwait City


Manages purchasing of all company's Technical and non-technical requirements and handling communications with suppliers and internal requests.

What Do You Need to Qualify

Main tasks of the technical key account Manager to align the company strategy in terms of the purchasing. He/ She will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating the technical (IT& Telecom) purchasing requests to decide the best procuring strategy to improve the cost and reduce the financial & operation risks. The buyer should have the following qualifications to achieve the company goals:

  • Do a market research to find local and overseas suppliers with capability to deliver the future business requirements.
  • Evaluate and manage local and overseas suppliers to align with organizational business strategy.
  • Forecast and share the procurement strategy within the department (IT/Telecom) with stakeholders to comply with the future project’s requirements and plan.
  • Prepare sourcing strategy planning to reach the optimum cost optimization to be in line with company cost saving strategy.
  • Releasing the RFP/RFQs by following the below purchasing steps:
    • Evaluate the submitted technical purchase requests are valid and the requirements are complete.
    • Ensure all required documents and requirements are fulfilled as per the company processes.
    • Coordinate with the requesters to set the best evaluation criteria and to meet the project timelines and commitments.
    • Analyze the cost components for the request and derive the best target price and achieve it.
    • Shortlisting new and existing vendors with capability to implement the required scope.
    • Issue the Tender to the final approved vendors.
    • Follow the remaining procurement steps till contract signature and PO issuance.
  • Review/Negotiate existing and new contract costs (CAPEX & OPEX) & terms to ensure meeting the company’s procurement strategy by ensuring best price whilst maintaining the best quality.
  • Analyze the complex projects (Multi vendors projects) and chose the best procurement strategy and models to avoid any purchasing redundancy.
  • Maintains and updates procurement related folders, daily/monthly progress reports and reference prices sheets with the new items.
  • Purchase Orders Tasks to confirm the PO issued on time to avoid any operation delays:
    • Review the submitted department relates PR through ERP system and attached all related supporting documents as per the company policies.
    • Prepare the PO as per contract terms, Payment terms and any specials clauses.
    • Follow up the PO approvals through the ERP.
    • Confirm with the stakeholders the PO issuance after receiving the related approvals.
  • Contract Management tasks:
    • Prepare, review and sign the contract from related business units and as per company policies.
    • Manage & review contract modification and analysis for maximizing financial and operational performance and minimizing risk.
    • Provide technical, commercial and contractual support to all business units.
  • To perform all the above mentioned roles and responsibilities in compliance to the Information Security Management System (ISMS) policies, and to report any information/physical security breaches or incidents to the supervisor/manager immediately.

    About Us

    Zain is the pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East. We began life in 1983 in Kuwait as the region’s first mobile operator, and since the initiation of our expansion strategy in 2003, we have expanded rapidly. Today, we are a leading mobile voice and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 7 Middle Eastern and Africa countries with a workforce of over 5,000 providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 48.9 million active individual and business customers as of Sept 30, 2020.

    Job Overview

    • Operations:

      Zain Kuwait

    • Location:

      Kuwait City

    • Contract Type:

      Full Time Employee