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Buyer Planner Analyst

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

You'll be a good fit for this role if you have:
  • 2 years experience as a buyer
  • Advanced knowledge of data analytics and data software analysis tools (excel, Minitab, MS Access, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of established Inventory management practices (EOQ, Safety Stock, Contractual tools & mechanisms, etc.)
  • 2 years experience monitoring and problem solving international shipments
  • Experience thriving in a complex, high growth environments
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and/or Shop Floor Control (SFC) Systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Organization skills and attention to details
  • Uncommonly organized problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think and communicate at the systems level
  • Proficiency in data analytics and KPI reporting for day to day activities and to drive improvement actions
  • Disciplined self-startedness
  • Drive to learn and innovate
  • Comfort with imperfection
  • Bias for action of practical solutions


You'll focus on:
  • Purchasing program facilitation
    • Create Purchase Orders
    • Maintain Purchase order related data in Salesforce
    • Follow up with Suppliers on orders to ensure on time delivery
    • React to and escalate to late orders as needed
    • Share monthly product forecasts with suppliers
    • Follow up with Suppliers and Logistics providers on quotes
    • Monitor shipments in transit to ensure delays are quickly addressed
    • Data Analysis either recurring or one off as requested by the Supply Chain Manager
    • Documentation Generation as needed
    • Monitor and Insure target Raw Material and Finished Goods stock levels are being maintained
    • Escalate Supply Chain risks to the Supply Chain Manager as detected
    • Other tasks as needed
  • Cross functional role
    • Be a team player and problem solver. Help other departments in their efforts to solve problems as needed
    • Serve all internal process stakeholders by responding to request for information or other cross functional needs within the committed response time
    • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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