Purchasing Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, a global beauty leader, is seeking a Purchasing Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit, international exposure and FMCG experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage and coordinate the purchasing team on a range of product/service categories in line with the company’s purchasing policy.

  • Help define departmental purchasing strategy
  • Assist buyers with particularly difficult and/or strategic negotiations
  • Boost the overall performance of the department by implementing effective procedures, methods and resources
  • Validate purchasing budgets, issue general reports and liaise with purchasing and operations
  • Recruit, develop and manage the team; ensure transfer of know-how and expertise and implement organizational changes
Technical & Professional competencies required
  • Detailed knowledge of techniques for effective supplier relations and negotiations
  • Technical expertise regarding the relevant product portfolio (packaging, raw material, indirect)
  • Awareness of technological innovations and methods
  • Ability to communicate, convince and influence
  • Solid grasp of financial issues
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of demonstrated procurement experience in an FMCG company
  • BSc in Finance, Business, Purchasing or Operations related field
  • Should be a strong integrator, with working knowledge in Operations, QA, Supply Chain Management
  • Strong project management
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing environment
  • Proficient with the different stages of the end to end sourcing process
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Solid understanding of the impact of Purchasing decisions on customer’s and suppliers’ financials
The position offers a competitive salary plus commission structure. 
Interested candidates should submit their CV to careers@wisengroup.com. Insert the job title you are applying for on the email subject. 
Deadline submission is 28th August 2013. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CVs WITHOUT salary requirements will NOT be considered



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