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Wananchi Group Category Specialist Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 11, 2013

Wananchi Group (K) Ltd

Job Title: Category Specialist

Position Reporting to: Category Manager

Job Purpose / Summary: Working with closely with the Category Manager, is responsible for overseeing the day to day procurement activities, Procurement Process Implementation and supplier performance management within the respective category

Key Roles:

  • Support the Category Strategy Development process
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for goods / services within the scope of agreed objectives for the category.
  • Support the development, implementation and management of procurement policies and procedures.
  • Define procurement strategies to match Wananchi Group needs.
  • Ensure implementation and compliance of all Best Practices.
  • Responsible for understanding business requirements of the company and use this knowledge to deliver short term and long term sustainable cost savings.
  • Manage selection of new vendors in consultation with the Category Manager and Business Decision Supporters.
  • Responsible for Managing agreements both offline and online
  • Responsible for rationalisation of the local supplier base.
  • Ensure clear communication with all concerned internally (all functional areas) & externally.
  • Actively participate in standardisation projects within the respective category
  • Monthly business performance reporting for the category.
  • Be a source of information for the AOP preparation.
  • Work within the guidelines of the Supplier Engagement Code, Management and Leadership Principles & the Corporate Business Principles.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Value Creation-Cost Savings.
  • Value Protection- Risk and Governance, Business Continuity Planning, Corporate Citizenship with Suppliers & Supplier failure Risk Management
  • Supplier Performance and Relationship Management
  • Procurement Process Improvement
  • Learning and Development
Key Competencies: Knowledge, Skills , Capabilities & Behaviours
  • BA or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Working towards /qualified in CIPS/APICS (preferred).
  • Minimum of  3 years’ experience in procurement (preferably within the Telecom Industry)
Skills & Knowledge
  • Good knowledge of spend categories, products and suppliers.
  • Developing negotiation skills.
  • High achievement focus
  • Self-starter with lots of initiative and patience.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of e-procurement tools.
  • Good decision-making and judgement skills (ability to take data and make logical, pragmatic and sensitive decisions).
  • Familiarity with project management
Functional Capabilities ( Desired Level: Baseline to Developing)
  • Understanding of Internal and External operating environment.
  • Understanding of the role of procurement within any organization
  • Development of procurement strategies
  • Managing suppliers for value
  • Relationship management-both internal and external
  • Projects, Programmes and change Management
Leadership Responsibilities ( Desired Level: Baseline to Developing)
  • Ideas generation (strategic depth, commercial insights, inquisitiveness, imagination, challenge and executional understanding)
  • Emotional Energy (Mobilising others, making a difference, driving change, positive intent, self confidence and openness to feedback)
  • People Performance (personal impact, bridge building, self development, coaching excellence, development of talent and creation of high performance teams
  • Edge (anticipation, tenacity, prioritization & urgency)
Living the Values (Accountability, role model, celebrating success, brand and consumer passion, integrity, innovative and team player).

CVs should be sent to 
[email protected]
Deadline: 13th December 2013


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