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Procurement Manager 🔥

Title: Manager, Procurement 

Location: Africa (ONLY Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, Egypt)

Experience: 7+ years

Job Requirements

We are seeking a Manager, Procurement who will lead the Procurement team to provide cost-efficient, timely and best-in-class infrastructural support and solutions that will enable the team to deliver excellent results to internal and external customers.

Key competencies required for this role include:

  • Own the vision: Builds engagement and enthusiasm by uniting the team with a compelling sense of purpose and a clear direction that everyone can relate to

  • Connect to the customer: Consistently anchors the team’s work to customer needs in order to shift day-to-day focus to a service orientation

  • Communicate effectively: Builds shared understanding for team and stakeholders by simplifying complex ideas, listening to other’s viewpoints, and adjusting communication style accordingly

  • Collaborate to Influence: Proactively connects with cross-functional teams to achieve results and makes a compelling case to move others to act through data and subject matter expertise

  • Set standards and takes accountability: Builds a culture focused on creating business impact by translating the team’s strategy into clearly defined performance standards tracked consistently to ensure the team is moving in the right direction

  • Develop talent: Promotes a culture of feedback, delegation, autonomy and support to build a safe place for contributors to learn and perform their best work

  • Foster a growth mindset: Builds a culture focused on the team’s overall development by consistently working with contributors to assess skill gaps and helping them build their growth paths

  • Build an empowered self: Role models by actively seeking feedback from others and looking for new ways to grow and be challenged

Key responsibilities:

Job Description

  • Developing sound, cost-effective strategies for the goods or services  used in the business

  • Evaluating spending operations while seeking ways to improve and enhance service delivery

  • Identify potential suppliers based on project requirements

  • Conducting cost analysis and setting benchmarks for improvement

  • Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliers

  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing

  • Process purchase orders to acquire goods

  • Work closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favourable to the company

  • Attend meetings with the legal team, engineering team, vendors and suppliers

Qualifications & Characteristics

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or relevant field

  • At least seven years of relevant work experience

  • Proven experience working in the operations field

  • Experience in project management and data analysis, tools (excel, google sheets) and reporting is a plus

  • Proficient in G-Suite tools (docs, slides, sheets, etc.)

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Knowledgeable on request management tools (Zendesk etc.)

  • Experience working on global teams in a fast-paced environment

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