Safaricom Kenya Recruits Principal Supply Analyst
Safaricom Jobs in Kenya: Principal Supply Analyst. Supply Chain, a function within the Supply Chain & Administration Division of Safaricom Ltd is responsible for using supply analysis, procurement, logistics and distribution and stock management processes in the company.
To build on the existing team of professionals, the department is now looking to fill the following position.
Job Title: Principal Supply Analyst
Ref: SCA –PSA– OCT09
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Principal Supply Analyst will be primarily responsible for using modeling tools to develop the supply chain performance management framework in order to ensure growth in value-adding partnerships with suppliers; building forecasts through collaboration with relevant suppliers and departments; managing analysis of specific products and services as well as ensuring continuing optimization of the company’s procurement spend.
Identify strategic sourcing opportunities within specific companies and across the supply chain partnership;
Identify cost reduction opportunities to lower costs and improve performance by managing and providing statistical trend analysis;
Manage the company’s supplier pre-qualification and certification process and supplier database including the supplier performance evaluation matrix;
Develop and maintain a framework for establishing and managing relationships with suppliers that enables suppliers performance to be measured and improved continuously;
Develop, implement and maintain a supplier and internal process performance management framework based on business and customer requirements;
Perform industry research and analyze pricing/market trends and give recommendations to improve supply chain;
Evaluate controls and implement procedures that ensure integrity of the data and supply chain financial results;
Assist in the strategic commodity negotiation process;
Develop procurement systems that enhance processes through automation, simplification, cost reduction, accuracy improvement and data management;
Develop and implement formal contingency sourcing plans as part of the business continuity planning framework;
Develop and implement a Purchasing Cycle Tracking System in the ERP SYSTEM;
Provide Oracle super user support/regular training to ERP users;
Support the design of systems and processes that will ensure efficient and effective flow of information relating to procurement processes;
Facilitate the preparation and circulation of periodic and ad-hoc supply chain reports for use in planning and performance management.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A university graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Technology, Engineering, Business or related field from a recognized university;
Professional qualification in purchasing and supplies management-Post graduate diploma in supply Chain management;
A member of KISM or any other recognized supply chain professional body (CIPS);
At least 8 years work experience, 5 years of which should be in management level in operations or supply chain environment with responsibility for Supply analysis/purchasing or supply chain operations management;
Excellent skills and experience in working within an ERP environment;
Extremely organized and detail oriented with excellent follow-up skills;
Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence and make decisions;
Good customer service skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you meet the requirements and are self driven, proactive and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below.
All applications must be delivered on or before 26th October 2009.
The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Via email to:
hr @ safaricom.co.ke