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Friday, December 17, 2010

Strategic Buyer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Job Title: Strategic Buyer
Reports to: Procurement Manager
Key Responsibilities

    * Develop and implement sourcing strategies and communication plan;
    * Analyze and optimize the P2P process related to the spend category through the right choice of procurement tools;
    * Ensure alignment between business strategy and sourcing strategy;
    * Set objectives to be achieved through the sourcing strategy and monitor achievement
    * Derive negotiation strategy from category positioning and negotiate to achieve the objectives defined in alignment with the business;
    * Manage suppliers according to category positioning;
    * Ensure that all the key suppliers within the spend category adhere to Suppliers Code;
    * Integrate innovation elements from suppliers into Innovation and Renovation processes;
    * Ensure the agreed service levels with internal stakeholders are adhered to.

Skills and Competencies

    * Honors degree in Bachelor of Commerce or Business related field from a recognized university;
    * CIPS qualification;
    * Minimum 3 years experience in supply chain management in a blue chip environment;
    * Experience in delivering competitive advantage to the business through development and implementation of sourcing strategies for the spend category;
    * Ability to successfully lead projects and negotiate with cross functional and cross market teams;
    * Good business writing skills with the ability to convince others;
    * Ability to use networks to influence business activity;
    * Excellent interpersonal skills with good relationship building skills;
    * Ability to drive results and obtain information from a team;
    * A proven team player with creative problem solving skills;
    * Ability to multi task, self initiative, proactive with good presentation skills

To apply for this position send your CV to quoting the position in the subject line.

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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