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Procurement Manager

KOKO Networks Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Procurement Manager is responsible for procuring all inventory, supplies, services and capital goods for the company including negotiating prices, delivery and credit terms. This role is responsible for evaluating vendors in collaboration with the Production Manager, determining the most cost-effective inventory and reorder levels, and ensuring that adequate controls are in place to achieve transparency in procurement policies. One of the key functions of this position is to advise senior management on effective strategies for purchasing materials, services and supplies, including establishing and improving procurement procedures and advising on reporting systems.


  1. Designing and improving the KOKO procurement process, including high standards of transparency
  2. Manage the entire procurement process from sourcing to purchase and delivery of manufacturing components, spare parts, and maintenance equipment
  3. Create risk management strategies for supply contracts, screen and pre-qualify vendors, including vendor interviews
  4. Designing and improving the KOKO procurement process, including high standards of transparency
  5. Finalise purchase details of orders and deliveries including determining quantity and timing of deliveries
  6. Collaborate with key departments, to ensure clarity of the specifications in close consideration of the organization’s needs
  7. Anticipate unfavourable events, through analysis of data and prepare mitigation strategies including forecasting upcoming demand and lead times
  8. Contract management, including risk analysis and renegotiation of terms, and evaluating supplier performance including negotiating with external vendors
  9. Collaborate with the Technical Department to review technical specifications for raw materials, components, equipment or buildings
  10. Maintain and review records of purchases and items taken into stock
  11. Develop a procurement budget, and manage spend within it in guided by the organization’s procurement processes, including compliance with company authority levels and processes

Expectations & Requirements:
  1. University degree in a relevant field
  2. Proven working experience as a procurement manager, including demonstrated knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques
  3. Track record in successful negotiations
  4. Ability to reason through choices, make decisions, and execute
  5. Experience collecting and analysing data, complex calculations, and building basic financial models to compare the choices available
  6. Experience in a similar industry, such as the automotive sector including procuring complex components within a specialised function is an added advantage

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Risk management; Budgeting, financial planning; Financial analysis; Contractual negotiations; Supply and demand planning; Procurement
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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