KENCHIC – Senior Procurement Officer – Operations (Materials)

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OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Senior Procurement Officer – Operations shall be responsible for managing the procurement process of materials in the entire Kenchic value chain.
Reporting directly to the Procurement Manager;

The Senior Procurement Officer’s key focus areas are as follows:
Assure availability of materials with the right quality, cost and risk.
Effective risk management and governance of materials suppliers
Effective cost management on material procurement
Build key relationship for value with materials/goods suppliers.
Focus on innovation and deliver innovative ideas aimed at step changing the purchasing process
Sustainable procurement practice

EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND NEEDED
Business degree graduate in Purchasing and Supplies management or equivalent (At least second class upper division)
Post graduate diploma in Purchasing and Supplies preferably C.I.P.S or equivalent
Basic accounting qualifications will be an added advantage
KSCE minimum of B (plain)
At least 3 years experience in a busy Procurement environment preferably FMCG
Operations / Materials procurement experience is highly desired
Excellent negotiation and deal closing skills.
Experience in developing and maintaining supplier relations.

OTHER VITAL QUALITIES
Excellent organization and planning skills
Knowledge in contract start up, management, execution and compliance skills
Supplier development and relationship management skills
Excellent analytical, report writing and communication skills
A high level of integrity and reliability
Strong interpersonal skills
A team player with attention to detail and follow up
Ability to work and deliver under pressure

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