Senior Procurement Specialist

Posted 8 months ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Procurement Specialist for an international oil and gas services client in Erbil. Candidate must have minimum 5 years relevant experience and fluency in English, Kurdish and Arabic.


  • Finance, Tenders and Contracts Section

Main Functions

  • Manage and conduct tenders and request for quotations
  • Prepare tender documents and invite potential bidders
  • Manage and conduct the process of performing bid evaluations and prepare recommendation documentation for award
  • Prepare/contribute in the necessary documentation for internal Bid Committee approval
  • Conduct tender opening and record minutes of meetings for the tender opening sessions
  • Manage and keep updated both electronic and hard copies file system
  • Cooperate and conduct pre-bid meetings when required
  • Review and negotiate commercial offers (pricing, incoterms, etc) and legal terms and conditions, interface with other disciplines (ex. legal, finance, operations)
  • Execute purchase orders and service contracts with selected suppliers
  • Manage the supplier from award through to on-site delivery
  • Determine the appropriate strategy to ensure the most efficient, economical and safe transportation of equipment and materials to site, within set times
  • Manage and conduct supplier feedback and performance assessments
  • Develop internally approved vendors list and manage the supplier database and assist in the pre-qualification of new suppliers
  • Actively contribute to annual savings targets, challenging supplier costs wherever possible
  • Develop a constructive and professional relationship with all key stakeholders within the business
  • Monitoring the daily operations of procurement activities and reporting progress to the Procurement Manager

Work Experience

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and contracting
  • Ability to asses supplier/vendor risk profiles then identify and mitigate liability to the company
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills to remedy procurement/supply chain issues when delivery/quality are not satisfied by suppliers/vendors
  • Direct category procurement experience is essential. Preferably gained in marine shipping, road transportation/logistics, upstream oil and gas
  • Experience in managing third party contracts for industry related products & services would be highly desirable (e.g. consumables and heavy and industrial equipment); and service contracts such as, consulting, IT services, repairs & maintenance, etc.
  • Experience in managing both goods and service provision contracts
  • Ability to work in a team and independent environment within deadlines is essential
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are essential

Quantitative Indicators

  • Unlimited exposure to tenders/PO’s / Contracts
  • Working in team of 5
  • Transparent cost-effective tenders


  • All KPC employees
  • External Suppliers
  • Finance Team

Regulation of Activities

  • Applicable Legislation of the Kurdistan Region and the Republic of Iraq;
  • Company Internal Normative Documents related to the assigned Business area;
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements and fire safety requirements;
  • Regulation on the Business Unit; (Procurement Policy)
  • Inco terms

Other Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in management would be desirable
  • CIPS certificate is a plus


  • Knowledge of commercial and legal aspects in relation to concluding contracts on construction and repair works.

Language Skills

  • English fluent;
  • Kurdish fluent;
  • Arabic fluent

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in using standard office software such as MS Windows, MS Office and/or equivalent;
  • Proficiency in using modern communication tools such as Internet, e-mail, mobile phone, telephone / video conferencing, instant messenger systems;

Degree of mobility

  • Limited Travel inside KRG

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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