Nazer - Procurement Specialist - Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Tarek Nazer

Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Services

Procurement Specialist

Summary:

An experienced Procurement, Purchasing Specialist, Set-up VMO & contract Management, familiar with legal and contractual aspects, having proficient skills and expertise in various sphere of the financial sector. With 27 years of banking experience in and outside of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I have excellent communication skills both Arabic and English, & influencing skills at all levels.
Provide the professional services and implementation of best practice sourcing methods, policies and processes across the IT Group/Contract Management and its Strategic Business Units to ensure that the right products and services are procured to time, cost and quality standards. Provide training courses in Procurement, Purchasing, VRM, SDLC, and its procedures. Establish constructive and long term relationships with suppliers to negotiate best value for the acquisition of the Group's common products and services, and manage the centralised procurement, sourcing activities, and contract maintenance.

Work History

IT Procurement and Contract Specialist

Meade Instruments

October 2012 - July 2013

Role:
Assist the Financial Institutions in implementing of best practice sourcing methods, policies and processes across the IT Group and its Strategic Business Units to ensure that the right products and services are procured to time, cost and quality standards.
Ensures Business case, contract review, approval, and execution in accordance with the corporate guidelines.
Ensure all terms & condition embedded in the contract's body are concurred by all relevant business unit.
Ensure all legal aspects are reviewed and audited by the legal counsel ahead of signing the contracts.
Organizes and maintains contract records and files for easy access.
Carry-out and maintain a VPT - Vendor Performance Tracking.
Assist in setting-up procurement procedures, framework & strategies for IT projects and the planned initiatives.
Update the procurement procedures and workflow processes related to Procurement Cycle.
Develop the RFI, RFQ, & RFPs as per the SDLC standard.
Set-up a new Vendor Relation Management (VRM) framework.
Negotiate best value for the acquisition of the group's common products, services.
Manage the centralized procurement, sourcing activities, and contract maintenance.

IT Procurement & Contract Manager

Meade Instruments

From October 2012

Assist the Financial Institutions in implementing of best practice sourcing methods, policies and processes across the IT Group and its Strategic Business Units to ensure that the right products and services are procured to time, cost and quality standards.
Ensures Business case, contract review, approval, and execution in accordance with the corporate guidelines.
Ensure all terms & condition embedded in the contract’s body are concurred by all relevant business unit.
Ensure all legal aspects are reviewed and audited by the legal counsel ahead of signing the contracts.
Organizes and maintains contract records and files for easy access.
Carry-out and maintain a VPT – Vendor Performance Tracking.
Assist in setting-up procurement procedures, framework & strategies for IT projects and the planned initiatives.
Update the procurement procedures and workflow processes related to Procurement Cycle.
Develop the RFI, RFQ, & RFPs as per the SDLC standard.
Set-up a new Vendor Relation Management (VRM) framework.
Negotiate best value for the acquisition of the group's common products, services.
Manage the centralized procurement, sourcing activities, and contract maintenance.

Manager, VMD

Riyad Bank

January 1997 - October 2012

 Manage the VRC- Vendor Relation and Communication.
 Provide professional services & consultancy in all activities related to the IT Procurement, Contracts, along with SOW (Scope of Work).

 Managing the Procurement/Purchasing project based on ERP Oracle Modules
 Carry out vendor pre-qualifications through an active “new vendor acquisition” program.

 Evaluate and validate new vendor applications to ensure all new vendors are qualified and comply with the Bank’s requirements.

 Apply the SDLC-Solution Delivery Life Cycle- for IT Projects & Automated Solutions.
 Monitoring, and recording vendor’s performance and its deliverables to ensure compliance with business owner(s) & stakeholders needs.
 Issuance of LOI (Letter of Intent) to the selected vendor (Bid’s Winner) ahead of contract’s signature.
 Ensures Business case, contract review, approval, and execution in accordance with the corporate guidelines.
 Ensure all terms & condition embedded in the contract’s body are concurred by all relevant business unit.
 Ensure all legal aspects are reviewed and audited by the legal counsel ahead of signing the contracts.
 Organizes and maintains contract records and files for easy access.
 Carry-out and maintain a VPT – Vendor Performance Tracking.
 Assist in setting-up procurement procedures, framework & strategies for IT projects and the planned initiatives.

 Update the procurement procedures and workflow processes related to Procurement Cycle.
 Develop the RFI, RFQ, & RFPs as per the SDLC standard.

Manager

Riyad Bank

April 1997 - October 2012

My role encompasses the following set of high level activities:
 Manage the Vendor Management Office.
 Provide services & consultancy in all activities related to the IT Procurement, Contracts, along with SOW (Scope of Work).
 Carry out vendor pre-qualifications through an active “new vendor acquisition” program.

 Evaluate and validate new vendor applications to ensure all new vendors are qualified and comply with the Bank’s requirements.

 Carry out administrative action (i.e. suspension or debarment) through vendor active status update and communicate the action to the vendor.

Supervisor, IT Systems

Jordan National Bank

January 1996 - January 1997

I have worked with this bank at the supervisory level. My responsibilities were, but not limited to, the following:
➢ Supporting Branch and User Functions
➢ Banking Software Installation / Implementation
➢ Assist in Site Preparation
➢ Provide user training
➢ Establish Recovery Procedures
➢ Establish Archival Data Back ups
➢ Handling and provide consolidated reports to Head Quarters - Internal Audit
➢ Monitoring the remote Branches via Host Server.

Senior Computer Operation Officer

The Business Bank

January 1991 - January 1996

My role as a senior operation officer entailed the following set of activities:
➢ Banking Software Installation / Implementation
➢ Support user functions
➢ Assist in Site Preparation
➢ Provide user training
➢ Establish Recovery Procedures
➢ Establish Archival Data Back ups
➢ Perform and provide the consolidation report to the Management in Head Quarter

Computer EDP Manager

BCCI Bank

January 1980 - January 1991

I led the EDP Team (Electronic Data Processing) responsible for the following set of activities:
➢ Managing the Data Processing Centre
➢ Responsible of Banking Software Installation / Implementation
➢ Responsible of all matters relating to computer systems
➢ Set-Up New Branches
➢ Provide user training and user Support
➢ Handling and monitoring the Data Communication environment among the Network Branches

Systems-Computer Operator

Royal Scientific Society

January 1978 - January 1980

➢ Worked in Computer Operation using NCR Century System 251, Multiprogramming
➢ Run the Batch processing
➢ Producing daily/weekly/monthly/ & yearly reports

Projects

Sourcing Oracal ERP Project

I had been appointed as the main ERP Project Coordinator from the Bank for the procurement ERP solution to work with vendor’s project manager through the project life cycle.
During the project lifecycle my activities were of the following:

 Work very closely with the vendor project manager to develop the Project Management Plan (or the Project Charter);
 Collate and handover all VMD documentations related to acquisition policies, processes, procedures, templates and forms;
 Conduct orientations and workshops for the VMD and vendor project team members for knowledge transfer
 Assist project manager with finalization of the design document for management signoff;

Qualifications & Certifications

Computer Programming

AUC DPS Cairo 1978

Computer Programming

ALMEDA University College

A A B F S - Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences

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