Overview

Job Description:  Country Procurement Manager, Tanzania

Your role is to assist in building and maintaining a strong supplier partnerships for an ambitious Pan-African company. You are responsible for driving company supplier term negotiations, by ensuring we receive the best margins, payment terms and build strong partnerships across the country operations.

Our Vision:
Dominate the duka market across Africa by being their #1 partner for all goods and services by 2021. Sokowatch will provide everything a duka needs, no wholesalers or distributors
necessary.

Your Mission in our Vision:
You support  the operations at a country level to ensure Sokowatch is always receiving the correct margins, supplier terms and procurement & delivery of products on time across all country branches.

Reporting into East Africa Supply Chain Manager

Responsibilities:

Organizational:

  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
  • Schedule regular reports and meetings
  • Actively manage and monitor the procurement and delivery of goods to the warehouses, to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Improve supplier lead-time compliance through optimization of delivery tracking
  • Managing supply chain relations activities at a country level
  • Monitor all distribution agreement contracts and ensure invoices from suppliers and POs to suppliers are as per the agreed terms.
  • Proactively identify opportunities which will align supplier needs with the   organizational goals
  • Manage and implement strategies for procuring, and distributing goods to maintain stock levels
  • Advise, train and mentor junior supply chain team members

Key Relationships:

  • Internal stakeholders:  Country Manager, East African Partnerships Manager, East African Supply Chain Manager, Global Head Partnerships,  local Category Managers, Finance Department, and Country Operations team.
  • External stakeholders: All suppliers relating to the operations; this includes but is not limited to stock suppliers, vehicle vendors and logistics companies.

Key skills and competencies:

  • Preferred 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or a Related Field
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Logistics

Skills, Strategic Planning Abilities

  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Strong selling, negotiating and consulting skills
  • Strong data analysis and superior organizational skills,
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel for work within country
  • Must love working with people and cross cultural teams

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