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The Company:

Real Estate Construction Company based in Karbala -Iraq

The Role:

Procurement Manager is responsible for managing the entire procurement cycle in accordance with the company’s policies, prime contracts, plans, and budgets. He/she must manage the procurement process effectively based on budgetary guidelines and established project milestones. Assist investors/decision makers with all procurement decisions by acting as their subject matter expert for all procurement and related decisions.


Job Dimensions

Financial KPIs

  • Project Budget (Actual vs. Planned)
  • % Of Project Milestones (On-time Completion)
  • Unplanned Expenses (Claims, Reworks, Quality Issues and Compliance Failures)

Non-Financial KPIs

  • Vendor Management (Contract driven KPIs)
  • Project Management (Milestone driven KPIs)
  • Risk Mitigation (Risk Mitigation KPIs)

Direct Reports

  • Storekeeper
  • Civil Material Assistant
  • MEP Material Assistant

External Stakeholders

  • Government/ Regulatory Bodies
  • Contractors
  • Designers & Consultants
  • Suppliers
  • Investors / Business Partners

Internal Stakeholders

  • All Internal Departments including the team within the BIG

Key Accountable and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the project procurement, in coordination with relevant stakeholders, ensuring price, quality, and delivery specifications are met.
  • Implement the procurement processes in accordance with the approved policies, management systems, and contractual requirements
  • Develop executable project plans in collaboration with project stakeholders and in adherence to the

contractual requirements and management directives.

  • Establish KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to monitor and control the overall procurement performance.
  • Direct the execution of procurement plans and contractual requirements for projects; plan, organize, and supervise procurement tasks.
  • Managing the procurement process at the project site, including site procurement, procurement receiving and storage, and materials management.
  • Participate in supplier qualification and other informational requests to identify and develop competent suppliers. Provide supplier recommendations for inclusion on approved bidders lists.
  • Manage negotiation of vendor contracts to ensure cost-effective and time-bound means of completing project milestones.
  • Manage contracts and procurements with external vendors, monitoring compliance with terms, timelines, and budgets in accordance with SLAs.
  • Ensure compliance with the country’s labor, legislative, fiscal, and health and safety policies.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders including suppliers and contractors to fulfill procurement demands and requirements in accordance with quality and cost parameters established with the Chief Engineer and Management.


Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline: Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Project Management
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in Procurement and Material Management, preference for candidates with management experience.
  • Must be a native Arabic Speaker.
  • Knowledge of procurement software, such as ERP for managing the end-to-end procurement process.
  • Hands-on experience in managing contracts, invoicing, and supplier negotiations.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of procurement management in engineering/ construction domain.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including the engineering team, design team, contractors,
  • consultants, and suppliers to achieve project milestones.
  • Ability to effectively control costs and deliver milestones within budget is a must to successfully complete the project.
  • Great negotiations skills in effectively negotiating favorable terms and prices from the potential suppliers.
  • Great inter-personal and persuasive communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Project and other reporting and project management tools.


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