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Head of Internal Sourcing Job in Kenya


Job Vacancy: Head of Internal Sourcing

Job Profile: Our Client, an edible oil processing company based in Athi River is looking for Head of Internal Sourcing.

Reporting to the General Manager, he/she will be responsible for handling all the company’s end to end sourcing operations, coordinating and working closely with the field officers to ensure a seamless field activity.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead in sourcing of Raw materials for the company
  • Work closely with quality personnel to review product consistency while monitoring the same to determine trends and areas of improvement.
  • Effect the traceability system which is robust and functioning and keep and maintain records.
  • Work closely with field officers to Train farmers on GAPs
  • Zone Macadamia/ avocado and other raw materials producing arrears within their assigned regions
  • Establish favorable relationships with Farmers and agents
  • Gather Intelligence regarding raw materials supply
  • Report on intelligence to the company for appropriate action
  • Ensure the company retains a competitive advantage vis a vis other company
  • Ensure the established targets are met
  • Ensure raw materials are transported in the correct specified storage
  • Implementation of industry standards, statutory and legal requirements and changes.
  • Give feedback on the situation on the ground.
  • Generate and implement efficient internal sourcing and category management strategies
  • Analyse and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure.
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency

Key Result Areas

  • Submission of accurate, timely, and relevant reports
  • Continuous process improvement of services through efficient working
  • Enforcement of relevant guidelines, rules, and regulations
  • Customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department
  • Efficient execution of work processes as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • BSc. Degree in Horticulture, Crop Production, or Supply Chain.
  • A proven three (3) + years’ experience in a similar position i.e sourcing of fruits and other raw materials directly from farmers
  • Proven work experience as a Sourcing Manager is desired
  • Must be computer literate
  • Should be familiar with modern warehousing practices
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Solid judgment along with strong decision-making skills
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationship
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analysing and interpreting data
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
  • Should have strong analytical and be result-oriented;
  • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
  • Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader;
  • Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
  • Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication

Application Process:

Kindly visit: https://www.racg.co.ke/html/?p=careers to create/update your career profile and submit your application, or send updated CV to recruitment@racg.co.ke with email subject “Head of Internal Sourcing” by COB Friday 21st January, 2022.

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