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Procurement Officer - Athi River

Closing: Aug 11, 2022

2 days remaining

Published: Aug 4, 2022 (5 days ago)

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Qualifications required:

  • Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management
  • Qualifications as an added advantage: Certified Course in Supply Chain
  • Professional registration: KISM/IIMM / IFPSM / CIPS / APICS

Experience required:

  • Work Experience (Years): Minimum 7 years Procurement function
  • Specific to the position (level/discipline/years): Minimum 5 years in a similar role, specifically using SAP ERP
  • Industry: Manufacturing, Steel, Cement, FMCG


Responsibilities

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management
  • Qualifications as an added advantage: Certified Course in Supply Chain
  • Professional registration: KISM/IIMM / IFPSM / CIPS / APICS

Experience required:

  • Work Experience (Years): Minimum 7 years Procurement function
  • Specific to the position (level/discipline/years): Minimum 5 years in a similar role, specifically using SAP ERP
  • Industry: Manufacturing, Steel, Cement, FMCG


Procurement

  • Timely procurement of material and services at most competitive rates without compromising on quality
  • Enhance the process efficiency of PR to PO and fulfil the procurement requirements in-time at optimized cost without compromising on quality
  • Ensure adherence of Procurement policy and SOP and minimum audit observations are made during internal / external audits
  • Identify & implement opportunities for Cost optimization and efforts to bring down the total time of the SCM cycle
  • New Vendor Development on continuous basis to source better quality products and services and reduce lead time
  • Select, evaluate and maintain relations with vendors through periodic performance reviews
  • Floating Enquiries (RFQ) and Inviting Quotations, Negotiation with Vendors, making Comparatives, update quotes, cross check market rates for specific & typical items
  • Meeting with Internal Customer for Dispatch / Delivery status, updates of Projects, Process Improvement etc. to achieve overall customer satisfaction
  • Secure material availability in accordance with the Material Requirements Plan (MRP)
  • Liaise with the Shipping Companies, transporters and other parties involved for smooth clearance of goods and delivery to the plant(s)
  • Develop and maintain effective relations with local customs authorities and KRA, ensuring that Import Duties and Taxes are paid
  • Achieve Cost Savings on procurement of goods and services through effective negotiation, new vendor development, material planning and value engineering
  • Manage and plan minimum stock balances to ensure supplier lead times and stock holding policies are maintained to avoid any stock outs
  • Strict control and monitoring of Inventory lying at warehouses is being done before ordering any fresh material in order to avoid duplication and reducing the inventory level

Supply Chain Administration

  • Adhere to Company standards and policies in addition to all regulatory requirements
  • Support and implement Company initiatives to achieve performance, quality and safety metrics
  • Work collaboratively with Cross Functional Teams and Vendors to create strategic value, risk management and gain competitive advantage for the organization
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement program in procurement function and establish high level of performances & standards
  • Select, evaluate and develop department employees, following general HR policies
  • Maintain 100% accuracy in documentation, data management and compliance of SOPs
  • Pro-actively monitor procurement operational and financial performance and develop personal and departmental action plans to achieve targets set for the department
  • Ensure the safeguard and security of Company assets
  • Ensure that adequate insurance policy cover is arranged by the company for goods in transit and in stores
  • Compliance of Legal Agreements as per SOP and ensure effective monitoring & tracking of Legal Agreements across function
  • Ensuring Timely Payment to Suppliers, Vendors and Business Partners as per agreed PO Terms.  


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