Telkom Kenya Procurement Category Manager Job Vacancy

Position: Procurement Category Manager  
Region: Nairobi
Reporting to: Head of Supply Chain
Range: R2L
Department: Finance

Role Purpose: To
support supply chain in delivery of agreed objectives in line with the
procurement strategy, working with cross functional teams drawn from the
business to develop & manage the Technology Division procurement
category, ensure delivery of  quality, service, competitive cost and
incremental savings as desired by the business.


Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop sourcing policies and procedures for the Technology procurement category, ensure compliance
  • Liaise
    with Technology Division team to understand their
    needs/requirements/projects underway to increase operational sourcing
  • Map out clear goals for the Technology Division team and coordinate projects undertaken by the team.
  • Manage supplier relationship management to assess and validate current and future suppliers’ capabilities.
  • Negotiates
    and finalizes sourcing agreements/contracts with suppliers in order to
    attain assurance of quality, service, competitive costing and innovation
    while following due process.
  • Monitor
    and evaluates supplier contracts performance in collaboration with the
    relevant stakeholders to improve supplier relationship management;
    maintain current and updated contracts/SLA for suppliers in
  • Review supplier’s performance and develop an implementation plan for corrective actions.
  • Manage supplier KPI metrics with frequent follow up
  • Work with current and future suppliers to develop effective business relations.
  • Participate in ISO audits & ensure compliance in sourcing
  • Development of savings opportunities and benchmarking of industry standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities.
  • Timely process and circulate management reports as required.
Academic / Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s
    Degree in Business/IT or equivalent from a recognized university with
    postgraduate qualification in Purchasing & Supply
  • 5+ years’ experience in sourcing/procurement or related field;
  • Proven
    track record of strategic procurement with at least 2 years’ experience
    in technology  management within the telecommunication industry
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices on sourcing.
  • CPIS will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge about market trends, evolution & new services or products related to information technology and networks
Professional Skills
  • Proven planning and management skills
  • Excellent reports writing skills
  • Strong communication and excellent negotiation skills
  • Project and team management
  • Strong Analytical and accounting skills
  • High level of accountability and Integrity
  • Able to operate in a fast moving high performance driven organization
  • Results oriented
  • Critical and creative thinking
This position is opened to Kenyan citizens only. 
you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your
qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements
for this position.

Application should be sent by latest  3rd
August  2016, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including
details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. 

Apply through and quote the job title in the subject field. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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