Buyer – University of Doha for science and Technology , Qatar , Doha

Job Description
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Profile:
University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University offering applied Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields.
UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuous Education and development and more. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art training facilities. UDST boasts more than 20 years of experience in Qatar; it started as a College and transformed into a university in 2022.
With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, UDST is the destination for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Our faculty are committed to developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates that are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.
Department Profile:
Procurement Directorate invites applications for the position of Buyer. Reporting to the Head – Purchasing, the Buyer must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Procurement Directorate in fully implementing the University’s mission and vision.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will procure commodities, materials, supplies, equipment, and services for UDST.
The successful candidate will process requisitions for supplies and services from UDST employees, ensuring all required information has been provided by the requester and support negotiations through communication with suppliers regarding product updates.
The incumbent of this position will prepare purchase orders for supplies and services within the spending thresholds, conduct regular reviews of outstanding purchase orders and follow up with suppliers to ensure delivery within acceptable timelines.
The successful candidate will liaise with the requester and suppliers to resolve discrepancies and disputes regarding orders and deliveries and maintain professional relationships with current and new suppliers.
The successful candidate will Identify and propose lists of vendors that meet the business requirement of UDST and negotiate and finalise quotations from vendors. He/she will Inspect all received/delivered order receipts and share all findings with the Purchase Head to take appropriate action as required.
The successful candidate will maintain and update a database of past, current and potential vendors and be the point of contact between business units and vendors. He/she will coordinate with various business units to collect feedback and comments on purchases to continuously improve the business unit’s services.
The successful candidate will Assist Head, Purchasing in managing overall invoice processing activities by liaising with finance and user business units to ensure vendors & suppliers receive their payments as per the contract terms.
In addition, the successful candidate will prepare sectional statements and reports timely and accurately to meet UDST’s business unit requirements.

Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required
Minimum 5 years in procurement
Fluency in written and spoken English language is required
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language is preferred

Other Required Skills:
Professional and friendly nature and a proactive attitude to work is required. Possessing good organizational skills, with the ability to prioritise work and manage time effectively, is essential. The incumbent should also have analytical thinking and problem solving, along with the ability to demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English language is required and Arabic is preferred.

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