Regional Category Manager in Logistics Services Procurement  MEA

    Job ID #: 71311 Experience Required: 5 – 7 Years
    Country: Saudi Arabia ;  Kenya ;  Qatar Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent
    City: Riyadh ;  Nairobi ;  Doha Relocation Provided: No
    Job Field Area: Sourcing Date Posted: Sep 17, 2014
    Employment Type: Full – Time Regular / Permanent Location Flexibility: ME Middle East
    Travel Percentage: 0



    Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Nokia Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing, which we pursue through Nokia Technologies. Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field. 

    Through Networks, Nokia is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

    General Purpose

    Is responsible for sourcing of logistics services for the Middle-East and Africa cluster. Works with other organizations both globally and in regions to ensure that the service meets pre-determined quality, technology, supply and cost criteria. The person is part of GOPS GPR indirect procurement, logistics services procurement Nokia Networks.

    Main Responsibility Area

    As a Regional Category Manager in Logistics Services Procurement MEA you are responsible for sourcing and commercial expertise in own business area. You will work together with internal stakeholders to transform business requirements into procurement plans and then executing them. You will be responsible for contacting and negotiating service agreements as well as developing and managing logistics service provider relationships. You will be the main source for commercial knowledge within own area for the procurement team and stakeholders.

    Position Description

    Your key responsibilities include:
    – Managing supplier selection process in your area including identification of potential suppliers and agreement negotiations;
    – Working closely with the rest of the procurement team to ensure a balanced portfolio with best-in-class cost and quality performance;
    – Contributing to development of global sourcing strategies, processes and tools.
    – Executing the global strategy in your business area and with your suppliers;
    – Continuously keeping up with the changes and new trends in the market in order to bring the benefits to Nokia Networks;
    – Managing your existing supplier portfolio including monitoring suppliers’ performance and proactively identifying and managing risks related to the suppliers.
    -Supplier Relationship Management
    -Integrated Spend Management

    We are looking for a supply chain or procurement expert with minimum 5 years of relevant experience. In order to be successful in this role you have excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. These together with your experience of working with cross-functional organisations and in international environment make you a good team-player. You are not afraid to take the lead in negotiations and to make decisions even under pressure. Strong analytical skills are required to carry out your tasks in market benchmarking and cost analysis. Vision is needed for setting and driving the strategic plans. You have good business sense, a strong commercial drive and end-to-end view on the supply chain and logistics services. Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic is a must.

    Position Requirements