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Category Specialist

Job Title: Category Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basra , Iraq
REF: 1713
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking on behalf of a major global Oil and Gas company in Basra a Category Specialist, 3 years of experience in the same position is requested, the candidate must be fluent in Arabic and English.

Role purpose

The Category Specialists provides support to a diverse range of stakeholders within the ROO business. The key challenges are ensuring that full and timely support is provided to the operations in Iraq, whilst satisfying the framework for cost recovery under which the Iraq region operates.

The Category Specialist role will include sourcing and contracting for various agreements that are needed to ensure that end users and PSCM are fully aligned and working towards agreed plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sourcing specialist for a specialist category.
  • Accountability along with Category Lead in liaising with business stakeholders for allocated commodities & services.
  • Development of supplier management process & relationships.
  • Programmed management, activity tracking & performance reporting.
  • Supporting local PSCM specialists in expediting & issue resolution.


  • Degree qualified or equivalent preferred.
  • 3 years of experience in the same position is requested
  • CIPS qualified or working towards.
  • Sourcing & tendering experience.
  • Development of sourcing plans, both project & programmer.
  • Experience in managing supplier relationships.
  • Procurement expediting experience (not essential).
  • Experience in managing supplier relationships.
  • Oil & Gas or Manufacturing industry experience.
  • Global / Multi-national business experience.
  • Sourcing & tendering experience, including use of e-sourcing tools e.g. Ariba.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office products i.e.
  • PowerPoint, Access & Excel.
  • Being able to work under pressure and stringent time constraints.
  • Team player as well as working under own initiative.

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