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Uganda Supplier Partnerships Manager

Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services never previously available.
Thousands of retailers across Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Position: Country Supplier Partnerships Manager
Sokowatch is searching for a Ugandan Supplier Partnerships Manager to oversee our organization’s growing number of manufacturing partners across Uganda. The Supplier Partnerships Manager will be responsible for maintaining ongoing positive relationships with companies such as Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and Chandaria across Sokowatch’s various Ugandan markets. This role will centre around improving key terms of supplier relationships, focused on product margins and payment terms. The Supplier Partnerships Manager is a key member of the team, reporting to the East African Head of Partnerships. The role is responsible for a diverse set of business relationships, requiring efficiency and focused prioritization.
Key Relationships

  • Internal stakeholders: Country Manager, East African Partnerships Manager, East African Supply Chain Manager, Global Head Partnerships, local Category Managers, Finance Department, and Country Operations tea
  • External stakeholders: All suppliers relating to the operations; this includes but is not limited to stock suppliers, vehicle vendors and logistics companies
The successful candidate will posses
  • Highly motivated and excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Strong selling, negotiating and consulting skills
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skill
  • Willingness to travel for work within the country
  • Preferred 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor's degree


  • Act as the first point of contact for newly onboarded and existing suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
  • Schedule regular reports and meetings
  • Actively monitor organizational sales growth to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Managing Supplier Relations team at a country level
  • Monitor and manage all distribution agreement contracts
  • Proactively identify opportunities which will align supplier needs with the organizational goals
  • Advise, train and mentor junior supplier team member

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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