Procurement Officer (open vacancy) – Manama

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for internal and external tenders as per Bahrain Tender Board’s policies;
  • Act as a point of contact between the company and suppliers;
  • Responsible for the procurement of goods and services according to the department’s policy;
  • Finalise all contracts and purchase orders, sign and submit to appropriate departments for approvals and signatures;
  • Handle and execute arrangements of all overseas shipments;
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with government authorities at the Tender Board in order to carry out necessary project work;
  • Handle all requests and meetings with suppliers to ensure compliance with company procedures and rules and regulations of the Tender Board;
  • Evaluate and pre-qualify suppliers/contractors in accordance with company procedures;
  • Seek promotions and discounts from suppliers and negotiate favorable payment terms;
  • Develop key relationships with clients and strategic supply partners to ensure the smooth running of business;
  • Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliers;
  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing;
  • Implement procurement strategies to maintain security of supply and optimum value for money;
  • Conduct business review meetings with clients to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential cost and improvement opportunities;
  • Ensure reporting database and logs are up to date and accurate;
  • Liaison with other departments as necessary to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Ensure that the company’s policies and procedures are properly followed in all transactions.


Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Commerce with 6 years’ experience in Procurement;
  • Excellent understanding of Tender Board procedure and compliance guidelines;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent at problem solving with a strong analytical mindset;
  • Strong understanding of procurement and negotiation techniques;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in Arabic and English;
  • Working knowledge of the industry and market conditions;
  • Outstanding organisational skills;
  • Excellent data analysis skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office programs;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines;  
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism;
  • Able to work independently with little direction under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving abilities;
  • Willing to work flexible hours when needed;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent market and product knowledge.

Job Details

Job Location
Manama, Bahrain

Company Industry

Company Type
Employer (Public Sector)

Job Role
Purchasing and Procurement

Employment Type

Monthly Salary Range

Number of Vacancies

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Mid Career

Years of Experience
Min: 6 Max: 10

Residence Location

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