Manager, Media Sourcing Jobs in Ooredoo Group Doha, Qatar

Website Ooredoo Group

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About the job

Ooredoo Group Strategic Sourcing is responsible 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.

It’s 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 category sourcing to be implemented.

This role supports those aims through leading the media buying sourcing activities

The core purpose of this job is to lead media buying sourcing activities and coordinating sourcing resources across Ooredoo Group operating companies (OpCos).

Role Accountabilities:

Strategy definition and communication:

  • Manage the media buying 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 media buying 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 Capabilities, Performance & Partnership 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 media buying category sourcing activities, supervising centre-led and locally-led sourcing teams
  • Manage the tendering process, evaluation of submissions and selection of media buying suppliers
  • 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 & Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Master Degree – Preferably in business/technology discipline
  • Preferably certified by a relevant professional body (e.g., CIPS, CPM) or qualified with a relevant Master’s degree (e.g., Supply Management
  • Minimum 8 years relevant business experience in strategic sourcing or category management experience, of which 4 years should be in A Group Telco
  • Proven experience in managing media buying categories and implementing sourcing strategies across multiple operating companies
  • Proven expertise in managing and negotiating with suppliers in relevant supplier markets within Telecommunications
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbal)
  • Experience in MENA preferred
  • Written/oral fluency in French/Arabic/Bahasa languages is preferred but not mandatory

Company: Ooredoo Group

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate 

Job Location:  Doha, Qatar

Application Deadline: N/A

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