Contracts and Purchasing Specialist (Temp) – College of the North Atlantic

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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will support the timely and accurate processing of supplies, services and transactions for all departments at CNA-Q ensuring an efficient service and value for money.

Candidates should have an outstanding record of experience in procurement management or related field, and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Contracts and Purchasing Specialist.

The successful candidate will be responsible to process requisitions for supplies and services from CNA-Q employees, ensuring all required information has been provided by the requester and support negotiations through communication with suppliers regarding product updates, pricing, delivery and timelines.

The Contracts and Purchasing Specialist will be prepare purchase orders for supplies and services within the spending thresholds in alignment with College purchasing policies and procedures and issue purchase orders once reviewed and approved. The candidate will conduct regular reviews of outstanding purchase orders and follow up with the supplier to ensure delivery within acceptable timelines.

The Contracts and Purchasing Specialist will provide advice and guidance to requesters of supplies and services regarding College purchasing policies and procedures, preparing scope and specifications of work.

Candidates should build and maintain professional relationships with current and new suppliers to ensure productive working interactions and to stay up-to-date with prices, new products, equipment and services.

Responsibilities will also include maintaining accurate and up-to-date records in the Purchasing Process Database ensuring retention of supporting documentation for the required timescales and produce accurate purchasing data to support Procurement Department reporting requirements.


  • Education and Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration required


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Procurement Management
  • Preferred 6 years experience in government or semi-government sector
  • Previous knowledge of and experience working with Qatar Tender Law is preferred


  • Fluency in written and spoken English language
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is preferred