American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Procurement Manager - Shortlisting Applications

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AUIB is a non-profit, private university that is fully accredited in Iraq by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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Why the American University of Iraq—Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January 2021, the new American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus, attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

Position Summary: The Procurement Manager oversees and manages procurement activities within the university, ensuring high-quality goods and services at the most competitive prices and aligning procurement strategies with the institution’s financial goals and operational needs.

Core Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their procurement needs and requirements.
  • Maintain a customer service mindset towards internal stakeholders.
  • Manages a team of procurement coordinators, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure that the university procures top-quality goods and services at the best prices possible.
  • Foster a collaborative and efficient work environment within the procurement unit.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and efficiency improvements in the procurement process.
  • Evaluate, select, and manage relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks associated with procurement activities, safeguarding the university’s interests.
  • Establish and uphold high quality standards for vendors and goods, ensuring university needs are met with consistent excellence.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and conditions to secure favorable agreements.
  • Ensure procurement activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and university policies.
  • Develop and enforce procurement policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the budget process to manage and optimize procurement budgets by purchasing items at an economy of scale when it makes sense.
  • Monitor and report on procurement expenditures to allow for budget forecasting and the receipt of goods within established timelines.
  • Oversee the sourcing of goods and services, including the preparation and evaluation of tender documents.
  • Coordinate the bid process, if necessary, and make recommendations for supplier selection.
  • Establish and maintain quality standards for vendors.
  • Identify and mitigate risks related to procurement activities.
  • Conduct an analysis of the data to identify trends and areas for improvement to continually improve procurement strategies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Certified or chartered accountants or related professional certifications are preferred.
  • 5–10 years of proven experience in procurement, preferably for a large organization or educational institution.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead a team effectively.

Application Requirements for Positions at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad

  • To be considered for any role at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB), applicants are required to submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter: This should detail how your skills and experience align with the specific requirements of the position you are applying for.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide an up-to-date resume or CV.
  • Identification: A valid national ID or passport is required for the application process.

* Please note that applications missing any of these components will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates:

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will need to provide additional documentation:

  • Educational transcripts and certifications must be translated into English.
  • References: You must provide contact details for three references. These individuals should be those who have either worked with you or supervised your work.

We look forward to receiving your complete applications and appreciate your interest in joining our dynamic team at AUIB.

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Procurement Manager - Shortlisting Applications
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