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Supply Chain Manager

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1904
Contact Name: Susan Rafat
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Supply Chain Manager for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidate must have a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience and fluency in English is a must.

Contract and Procurement · Erbil Governorate, Iraq · C&P03 · Full-time


Position Summary

This SCM Manager role will report to the Head of C&P. The purpose of this role is to provide effective leadership to the KRI SCM Operations team, including C&P and logistics and Materials Management.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the KRI SCM Operations team, including C&P and Logistics and Materials Management.
  • Develop and strengthen the capability of the KRI SCM Operations team, through the progressive use of Personal Development Plans (PDP) and succession planning.
  • Provide timely feedback and appraise the individual’s performance on an informal ongoing basis, and annually on a formal basis.
  • Direct C&P in delivering value to the business and mitigation of risk through the contracting and procurement lifecycle including effective planning, sourcing and contract management.
  • Lead Logistics and Material Management in strategic delivery of safe, efficient and effective services to the business.
  • Assure compliance across the BU in adherence to Company KRI procedures, JVA, PSC and Local and International Law, and support all internal and external business audit requirements.
  • Deliver effective supplier performance management.
  • Continuously monitor SCM performance against agreed KPIs.
  • Identify and develop opportunities to encourage the use of local suppliers for
  • Manage the development of supply chain strategies to meet business requirements which maximize and protect value.
  • Actively seek opportunities to drive cost reduction and savings in all aspects of company spend goods and services.
  • Provide clear, coherent and effective supply chain management processes from requisition through to contract close out.


  • Significant proven oil and gas contracting experience of more than 15 years.
  • Formulation and negotiation experience of a cross section of complex contracts and specifically in EPC project context.
  • Substantive exposure to all disciplines within the supply chain –experience should include knowledge of Contracting & Procurement, Materials Management and Operational Logistics (Transportation & Warehousing).
  • Complete understanding of legal and commercial issues.
  • International exposure within an oil and gas operating environment.

The following academic qualifications are advantageous:

  • Degree in a business, engineering or management related subject.
  • CIPS / RICS professional certification.
  • Formulating, evaluating and negotiating complex contracts.
  • Handling of multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • English language (both written and spoken) and numeracy skills are essential.
  • High level of competency with the Microsoft suite of applications

Internal & External Interaction

  • Internally the candidate will be expected to work supportively and actively collaborate with all disciplines and functions whether in London, Ankara or at any Company locations in the KRI.
  • External interaction with Government and Regulatory authorities as well as suppliers and contractors
  • Works independently with a minimal level of supervision and knows when to seek support.
  • Active contributor to the decision-making process, able to deliver against agreed actions when decisions are made.
  • Treats others with respect and acts with integrity.
  • Engages with and contributes to the local community

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