Procurement Manager

You will play an important role in sourcing the best deals, negotiating hard and working collaboratively with internal customers and external suppliers for an ambitious Pan-African company.

Your Mission in our Vision

To support the East African operations to ensure Sokowatch is always receiving the correct margins, supplier terms and procurement & delivery of products on time across all country branches.

Reporting to; Global Head of Supply Chain

Key Responsibilities

  • Organizational-Managing direct and indirect team(s) of procurement operations professionals and country managers with responsibilities across multiple branch locations to ensure network-wide standardization for all procurement related processes
  • Lead the purchase of non – inventory goods and services by securing price, capacity and service levels in line with commitments to the business by applying a wide range of sourcing tools (e.g. negotiation, strategic collaboration, tenders / RFP’s etc.)
  • Ensure effective risk management of the supply base through robust contracts. Implement corrective actions as appropriate. Manage all related commercial, financial and ethical aspects of executed buying runs
  • Drive the business to align with budgeted buying plans while keeping maverick spend at less than 2% of the total non – inventory spend
  • Responsible for providing support, training and guidance to junior and / or new team members. As well as coaching and motivating local operations buyers in the achievement of their objectives
  • Identify, achieve and report on cost savings and value targets for all non – inventory buying activities
  • Develop and implement a continuous improvement action plan. Monitor changes and adjust the plan as needed to sustain performance results
  • Demonstrate leadership by regularly maintaining & updating relevant OKRs
  • Advise, train and mentor junior supply chain team members
    Key skills and competencies
  • Required: 4 – 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Preferred: Strong background as a Procurement Specialist in OPEX or MRO
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance or Statistics
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of procurement processes and procedures
  • Strong data analysis and superior organizational skills,
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel for work across East Africa
  • Must love working with people and cross cultural team


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